Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall and Halloween Toppers

It's definitely fall now! And Halloween is around the corner! I have posted a few of my fall and Halloween cake toppers to give you some ideas :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How to pick out a topper

Sometimes it's hard to know what you want for a cake topper. What style should you get, what size, what kind, etc. I'm here to offer some advice on the matter. I believe the cake topper is one area in the wedding where you can show the couples personality show through, really reflecting their personality. It's a great way to add humor to your wedding and have fun with it on an otherwise serious day. You can be serious, romantic, fun, cute, touching, anything you want!

Let's start with size. Picking your size depends on how much presence you want the topper to have, if it is going to be the focus of your cake then make it big. The size should be based on how big the top tier of the cake is. If it's a 6" top layer, consider a max of 4" wide for big presence. 2" to 3" will give you a nice size, for an overall balanced presence. 1" wide, total, will probably be too small. If you want really subtle then it is a good way to go. Usually 1" wide is a great size for cupcakes.

For an 8" tier or bigger, consider having at least an inch on both sides available. I would recommend 2" on each side. One other thing you should keep in mind is how heavy the topper will be, you don't want it to crush your cake!

Decorations on the cake. Think about the overall design of your topper, do you have fall leaves or flowers decorating the other layers, would a nest with birds work at the top, surrounded by leaves. Do you want your topper to be on multiple levels? The possibilities are endless!

What style of topper do you want? You should really ask yourself what you want, that will determine the style you go for. If you want elegant and classy, then maybe a monogram is the right way to go, it could have glitz on it. If you want something cute and fun then maybe a clay topper is a good way to go, it makes a great keepsake and just about anything can be done.

Next question if you go with cute or fun, do you chose an animal, people or an inanimate object. You should just look at things you both love that that speaks to your personality.

If it's a themed wedding, then maybe try a themed topper!

If you want a snack or edible topper then go with one made from fondant.

What if you can't find what your looking for? If you can't find what you want or you want to make changes to an existing design, then ask the seller, I'm sure they will be happy to help you create your vision.

Hope that helps! Good luck in your search!

Little Cuties Riding a Tractor

This was so much fun to make! It's a fall themed cake topper with the bride and groom riding a John Deere tractor. It turned out really well!

10% off Cake Toppers

In 2 weeks I will be attending Bridal Spectacular, at TCU place. Not only is it exciting it will be a lot of fun! Just to let everyone know I will be offering 10% off if you put a deposit for a topper down. I will also be having a draw for a free topper (valued up to $40.00). Hope to see you there!