Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cakespiration–The Topper

This week I had one of those, “Wow, I really need to get a move on some things!”  One of those things has to do with cake.  We are having our cake tasting soon so I thought it would be a good idea  to get an idea for styles of cake that we both like.  Plus if we are going to get a custom cake topper then we probably better get that started!

I went to my number one source for all things custom – etsy.  There are some amazing cake toppers out there!  There was one for $180 we both liked, but add in shipping (and most likely duty) to Canada and it just seemed like too much to spend no matter how cool it was. 

We both agreed that we loved the custom love birds from Bent Branch – hand made, customized, and well within our budget.  I contacted the shop owner Krista and she was in touch with me quickly with fabric colours and options.  Here is an idea of what we will be getting:

il_fullxfull.217550061Image by Krista Eytchison of Bent Branch

The female bird will be white, the male bird will be grey.  These are our fabrics, ribbon and flower colours that she’ll be using:

il_fullxfull.217550117Image by Krista Eytchison of Bent Branch

We’ll also be getting glasses for the girl bird, plus a top hat for the boy!

il_fullxfull.156430368Image by Krista Eytchison of Bent Branch

Krista has been great to work with so far.  I can’t wait to see how our cake topper turns out!

How are you topping your cake?


Elena said...

Love the (customized!) birds! :) We're hoping to do one like this

...but have my talented sister make it, complete with a dress like mine, kilt like his, etc. Excited about it!

Manda Mack said...

So cute!!! I don't think we're even going to be doing an actual topper since we can't think of anything that we would want on the top of our cake, lol.

Heather said...

These are so cute! We still haven't made our decision on a cake topper, but I really want the retro barbie and ken wedding day ornament. I have been collecting the holiday barbie every year since I was five, so it seems very appropriate.

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Oh my gosh those are soooo cute!!

We were boring and just had flowers on top of our cake!