Sunday, May 5, 2013

DIY Wooden Wedding Cake Toppers!

I thought long and hard about what we should have sitting atop our Wedding cake - I love the look of flowers (either the sugarpaste or the fresh variety) and there is a wealth of beautiful images on the Internet to take inspiration from (see my wedding related Pinterest board for evidence!)

During my many (many) hours spent browsing the Internet for inspiration, I came across this lovely picture and instantly knew that what I wanted was a little wooden hand painted bride, groom and Toby Cat cake topper! A few clicks later and I discovered that you can buy just the very thing on Etsy, here! However, if you're lucky enough to have a carpenter in the family you can just ask him (or her) to carve you a set ;)

Roger came up trumps - he turned them himself using a lathe and aside from a few heads accidentally snapping off and pinging across the floor, said they were relatively easy! Toby may not have any ears but that's OK - if he had been there they would most certainly have been lying flat across his head anyway!

I used acrylic paints and once they were dry, Roger gave them a final coat of varnish to seal the colour in.

What would or did you have on top of your wedding cake? If you like these wooden cake toppers you can find similar on Etsy - a few suggestions are here, here and here!

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