Post # 1
Hey Bees! I am having a hard time choosing a cake topper. I’m just ok going the letter or heart route. I’ve actually always wanted a willow tree cake topper. Only problem is that while I’m Caucasian my FI is African American. I wouldn’t want to have a white groom atop our cake. What do you think of the idea of painting a willow tree so the groom has dark skin and hair? Has anyone tried this before or seen it done? Any pictures or advice to share?
Here’s a pic of the topper I’m looking at.
Post # 4
I have that as the statue version. Really pretty.
I don’t see a problem with painting it. If your comfortable with doing it. I would maybe use something subtle like a water colour to make the groom the right colour because the colours aren’t really bold anyway so you don’t want to use a really bold colour. If that makes sense…
Post # 5
I’d say go for it. Keep the color as subtle as possible and be sure to have another option in the back of your mind if it doesnt turn out how you’d like.
Post # 6
Hi Ladies! I’m late replying and updating you. Life has gotten crazy. I’m moving is less than a month and still in the craziness of wedding planning. I’m so sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.
Thank you all so much for your feedback and thoughts on this! I finally got around to ordering the cake topper and painted it tonight! Here is the initial result. I see several places that I need to take a clean wet brush to and clean up. But other than that I think I really like it. What do you think? Is it subtle enough? Does the man look African American or just tan? And sorry about the cell phone pics. I haven’t had a chance to dig my camera out and get proper pictures.
Thank you so much for all your help! I so appreciate all the feedback I’ve received so far and look forward to more. 🙂
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Post # 8
I think it looks great! 🙂
Post # 9
looks great, im using this willow tree figurine as my cake topper too 🙂
Post # 10
Thank you so much! I’m so glad it turned out ok.
@ChocolateLime: Willow tree is amazing! That’s so fun you’re using it too.
Post # 12
Thank you so much for posting this! I am a caucasian girl marrying a tan Indian man with black hair, and I was concerned about the same thing. I love that the willow tree topper, and you did an awesome job painting it! I am going to do the exact same thing 🙂
Post # 13
SO beautiful. You did a wonderful job.