Post # 1
I’ve been MIA for a while, so lots of things to catch up on with Bees! I feel like I’ve been procrastinating.
Firstly: cute caketoppers!
So, Shawn and I decided that we are doing like a small ceremonial cake to have the fun-ness/tradition of cutting the cake, and maybe for the bridal party or something. But, the main dessert will be a bunch of delicious cannolis.
FREAKING YUM, CANNOLIS. It’s also a nice way to honor my Italian background.
But, I digress. So the Etsy store, CherryRedToppers, does these really cute gnome caketoppers that I thought were fun and felt like “us.” They have two different versions (you can get one with just the little gnome people or one with the gnomes plus a cute little bunting sign, and I think I want to do the one with the sign, with maybe our initials or something. Not sure yet). They can be made in your wedding colors and a couple different little details, too.<br /><br />I messaged CherryRedToppers a couple weeks ago to ask if the male gnome dude could have a little goatee, but haven’t heard back yet. I think they’re really busy right now getting ready for summer weddings, though – I’ll probably send another message to them asking.
Anyway, keeping in mind that our wedding style is probably well-described as sweet, romantic, slightly geeky, offbeat fun with a lot of personal touches, I think this is very nice 😀 Plus, I love the idea of being able to keep it in a shadow box on the wall. I hope the goatee can be added on, but then again I don’t know if it would look weird. What do you guys think?
(P.S. Wasn’t sure whether to post this in “Food” or “Decor,” but I saw a cake topper post in “Food,” so that’s where I went!)
Post # 2
Oh how cute! I think that will be great. I hope they can do the goatee!
Post # 3
Okay, cool! I wasn’t sure if it would look really weird on the little gnome dude – I didn’t want to take away from the original design or anything! 🙂
Post # 4
Really really cute – I’m still grinning from their adorableness! The goatee would be a nice personal touch, maybe photos hop to see what it would look like….?
Post # 5
Oh my heck, they are freaking adorable!! I’m sure a goatee could be added to that and I love the idea of keeping them in a shadowbox, too! Super duper cute!
And PS- I never thought I liked cannolis til I tried them again recently. Helloooo! Yum!
Post # 6
I would think that it would be fairly easy to add a goatee. Here’s a cake topper that I ended up throwing away, but you can see how I added the beard onto the groom’s face just by using a different colored clay.
Post # 7
Good idea, I’ll probably try that. I don’t want it to look super weird, and like it is hanging off of the guy’s face or anything.<br /><br /><br />
Even though I grew up in an Italian family, I had the same experience! When I was younger I had one, and maybe the ricotta filling wasn’t blended well so it was kinda lumpy and gross. But I had them again years later, and it was amaaaazing. They had put some almond extract and mini chocolate chips in the filling. OMG.
Why’d you end up throwing it away?! It’s super cute! And the beard looks great 🙂
Post # 9
Aw thanks, but this was actually the first topper I ever made, so it was kind of meh. I ended up changing my wedding colors and made this instead.
Post # 10
OH MY GOD THAT IS SOOOOO ADORABLE. Okay, I get it now 😀 I LOVE IT. That’s pretty much the definition of DIY not seeming like DIY.