Does anyone have any frugal, creative ideas for making a wedding cake topper? The bride is a nurse, the groom is a fire fighter and there will be 3 children in their new family.
Thrifty Readers: put your thinking caps on.
Thanks a bunch.
I think fresh flowers in colors you like would make a nice topper. I did this for my parents 50th anniversary using yellow Carnations and it looked lovely. (02/07/2005)
My idea is one that I used on my parents' 50th wedding anniversary cake, but it would work for a wedding cake. We made an arrangement of silk roses and Baby's Breath, and attached it to a small margarine tub lid. It fit perfectly on the top tier of their cake. (02/07/2005)
Make a small nosegay of Nasturtiums purchased or home grown (they grow very well) with ribbon matching the wedding colors to top the cake, and sprinkle loose ones all over the cake and cake table, gorgeous and edible. (02/07/2005)
How about using the symbols you get on most packaging (and get post-modern in the process) you could illustrate first aid, fire, and children with simple icons. It might look quite cool. Good luck. (02/07/2005)
I was thinking 3-d figurines or maybe a drawing: a tree, 2 children hanging from a branch, one child on the grass below, nurse bandaging knee of fallen one. Firefighter climbing ladder to get the other two down.
Neat ideas on http://www.imaginativeicing.co.uk
If you had an image in your head you wanted to try making, you could do it yourself with salt dough (salt, flour, glue, and water). Maybe a "sexy" nurse standing next to fireman looking at her. His hat could be on fire and she's trying to put it out with his hose. (02/07/2005)
How about a framed picture of the entire family? You could then place some fresh or silk flowers or curled ribbon around the base or silk ivy depending on their colors or theme. I am going to do this for our wedding in October of this year, but we are using a Tuscan/Italian theme. I have some glass grapes to place on the top around the photograph (black and white) and silk grapevines around the base. (03/13/2005)
Find small hats. One a nurse's, one a fire helmet. Set both on the top layer. Put something that symbolizes the kids on the lower layers.
Check out http://www.jwcaketops.com/. They have a nurse and firefighter. Good luck. I am looking for the one like on Ladder 49. (03/21/2006)
I got this real pretty wedding cake topper from online at Personal Creation for only $17.00.
By Karen Foiles
Another idea I had was I bought these real big white bows from the dollar store and then tie 4 charms with all of our kids names names on them on the end of it. (01/22/2009)
By Karen Foiles
I found a 16" tall statuette at Ross for $7. I will set it on the table, with three cakes on platforms behind and around it. The statue is of a man and woman holding each other, very abstract and stunning. With all the attention on the statue, the cakes will be kept very simple, just white icing with beading for boarders. I am making these cakes. Total cost for cakes, stands and topper should be around $40.
Hope this helped. (02/12/2009)
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