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« on: November 07, 2007 10:33:19 AM »

I'm having issues (that is putting it lightly) finding a cake topper idea that I like. The pre-made, store-bought ones cost upwards of hundreds of dollars and I don't want to fall back on more flowers (my fiance isn't a fan).

Help!

Just a few bits of information to help you along:
Our wedding will be in May, 2008
The theme is "vintage"- the rings, dress, flowers etc are all a throwback to a simpler time
The wedding is in the afternoon
Our colors are (peridot) green and pale yellow

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007 10:35:08 AM »

How about making your own out of polymer clay?  There are some really great ones on here somewhere...

Examples: 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38728.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194171.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181756.msg1890121#msg1890121
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007 10:52:06 AM »

I would have to agree with the polymer clay idea because I have seen some amazing ones.  You could also try paper clay which is much lighter and you may not have to worry about putting an armature IN the cake to support the cake topper.

You might also try finding objects (or making them, of course) that represent you and your fiance.  Cake toppers don't necessarily have to be male/female representations.  Hobby shops that sell miniatures might be a good place to go for outside-the-box-inspirations.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007 11:02:58 AM »

We had a vintage feel to our wedding, based around the age of my dress. All I saw were really contemporary cake toppers. I didn't like any of them. Then, I saw "mine", and fell in love with it. It is metal, lightly airbrushed, a bird cage, and has a vintage feel to it. To top it off, I got it at Michael's and used a 50% off coupon, so it was only $20.


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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 11:33:26 AM »

That is gorgeous *MAR*!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007 05:30:45 PM »

what i've done is purchased our last initial in a thick wooden letter (i could dig up the seller if you wanted to go this route) from a store online - we chose the exact size, thickness, and font - and spray painted it to match my decor.  cheap and personalized topper Cheesy

hope it helps.

p.s.  i'll attach thin dowels to the back so that it stays in, but the wood is so thick that it'll be sturdy on its own.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007 07:31:28 AM »

Like Lyzard said, there are a lot of objects that work well as cake toppers! dolls, vintage salt and pepper shaker sets, any small sculpture.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007 08:19:37 AM »

How about getting a book on your fav. eras vintage clothes, finding a picture of a man and one of a woman that you like in those colors...then make good copies of them on a heavy carstock, make a paper base for them, and there you go. If you can find such a book at the library this is a $1 project. You could even find black and white illustrations and do your own coloring.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007 09:25:16 AM »

We couldn't find anything that seemed right, so we skipped the topper entirely:

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2007 12:41:11 PM »

Alli_Lucy, your cake looked great w/o a topper!  You already had lots of detailing on the cake, so I think it looked great by itself.
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