Since Nat did a post on wedding cake toppers this week, I thought I’d post about mine. I too really wanted to make my own wedding cake topper. At first I had a really hard time deciding what to make, how to make it, and what to make it out of. I build little models of buildings with museum board, I don’t know how to make cake toppers. So i did some research and came up with all the cake toppers Nat had in her post. Amongst those, I liked the wooden vintage clothes pins the most. It blew me away that people would pay $100+ for a cake topper like that. I thought I can make that! So I did!
I bought some vintage clothes pins from Etsy. I cut up a old black shirt I no longer wanted for the material for the groom. As for the bride’s gown, I got that off the card from my MOH for my bridal shower. It fit like a glove, as if it was meant to be. I drew in the hair and facial features with pencil first, then colored it in with a red and black marker. The whole project cost less than $5.
So at the end of Nat’s post, she asked what will you do with your topper after the wedding? I just wanted to share with you all what happened to my toppers. The caterer had elaborately wrapped up the top tier of the cake with my toppers so that it was ready to freeze. So it now sits in our freezer and will not be seen until our 1st year anniversary.
Did you make your own topper? Or planning to make it?