(Closed) Ok, I give up…

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I looked at a couple people on Etsy who do custom work – PassionArte makes cute animals and mudcards does animals and some people, but its hard to know what to suggest without an idea of your style.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i second the etsy, you will find a bunch!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What about looking outside the box. If you like a certain animal or character, why not look for figurines or toys instead of “Cake topper”?? Probably cheaper too and you can buy them ala carte.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We found our cake topper at Urban Outfitters by chance.  Fiance wanted to walk through the store and we saw a set of salt and pepper shakers and one was a small yellow bird and the other a small blue bird.  They were only $15 and we can use them later! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Ok, so I know you’re looking for figures, but hear me out here.. how about searching vintage salt and pepper shakers? There are thousands on Etsy, Ebay, in thrift shops, etc. They may perfect cake toppers because the come in couples, are the right size, and come in every shape and character imaginable! And they’re cheap!

I don’t know anything about your theme or feel of your wedding, but here are some I found that could work as cake toppers:

Owls: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43014853

Kissing couple: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42466591

Love birds: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43156543

Post # 9
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Busy bee

So glad you started this post because we are looking for cake toppers too! We have 2 months to go and haven’t found one yet =(

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wanted turtles for my cake topper (my Fiance and I are both alums of the University of MD) and I couldn’t find one anywhere, so I made my own with some materials I found at Michaels– I just glued some tulle and a foam board hat I cut then drew on faces with Sharpie (total cost $4.50).  I love how they turned out– Even if every other DIY project I do for the wedding is an epic fail, I’m OK with it!

 

Other options I have seen people do: Salt and Pepper shakers, Wine Bottle stoppers that have cute figures on top, even pez dispensers.  I think the cake topper is somewhere you can do something whimsical or silly even if your wedding is more formal.  If you love it and it is a reflection of you, then your guests will love it too!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I found this girl at my cake shop. They’re not exactly cheap, but they’re really unique! When I contacted her, the 3″ dolls were $100-120 and big 7″ dolls are $300.

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

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