Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order?
There are a couple of ways you can order, if you see something in the galleries that you like, that isn't in the Customer Gallery, you can check my etsy shop to directly order from there, remember you can always make changes to existing designs as everything is made to order and I want to make your topper special for you! If you have an idea for a topper that you want you can send me your idea! Just go to the Contact Form and I'll get back to you with details and pricing.
Do you take commissions?
Absolutely! That is what custom cake toppers are all about. You can look at my Cake Topper Gallery for some ideas to inspire your own cake topper. When you are ready for something that is completely you, email me from the Contact Me Page.
If I place an order can I make changes to one of your existing designs for my event?
For sure, just email me from the Contact Me Page and let me know which design you are referring to. You can see the name of the design by placing your mouse over the image, a pop up will show you the name.
What are your cake toppers made of?
My cake toppers are made of polymer clay and sometimes mixed media, including semi precious stones, mica powder, acrylic paint, etc.
Are the toppers non-toxic/food safe?
Yes all the cake toppers are non-toxic/food safe. Polymer clay is a non-toxic substance made from polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Are your cake toppers edible?
No I'm sorry, as tasty as they may look they are not edible.
What if I want my topper to be shiny?
I can make your topper shiny by using a gloss over it. While it isn't technically toxic, I wouldn't recommend licking icing off of it. I can put it onto a base so this doesn't create an issue. Gloss is only by request, it does not come standard with all toppers.
How long will my cake topper last?
If you take care of your topper it should last forever, it will be a permanent keepsake of your special day. Rough handling or dropping your topper can damage it, put it somewhere safe, away from young hands.
Do you make cupcake toppers?
I do! I can make a couple of small toppers for one or two of your cupcakes or a topper for every cupcake which makes a great keepsake that your guests can take home with them, perfect wedding favors.
How far in advance do I need to order to get a topper?
Toppers can take 4 to 6 weeks to make, depending on the difficulty of the topper and how many other orders I have on the go. Keep in mind shipping time, the further away you are, the longer it will take to get to you. The earlier you can place your order the better. I know how stressful wedding/event planning can be, so I know you want your topper to be there well before your special day. Please let me know if you need to get this in a rush and I will see what I can do.
How can I contact you?
You can email me by going to the Contact Me Page.
What are your prices?
Prices for customizable toppers currently start from $60.00.
Bride and Groom Toppers
Prices for Bride and Groom toppers (Little Cuties) depend on detail, starting at $105.00.
For realistic Bride and Groom toppers, prices start at $300.00
Little Cuties Bride and Groom Toppers
$60.00 starting price for a single person
$105.00 starting price for a couple
$50.00 for each extra person
$15.00 for a pet/baby
Realistic Pet Portrait Sculpted Toppers
Realistic sculptures of your pets are $140.00 for a bride and groom, which includes accessories. You can also have single or multiple pets created and they don't have to be wedding related. They can just be a sculpture of your pet :) Singular pets are $85.00.
Contact me for a price quote for your very own personal creation!
Please contact me for more information or any questions you have.
**shipping is not included in these prices**
Do you make jewelry?
Yes I do! You can see more of it at my siteHolly Edwards Fine Art Jewelry
Taking care your cake topper is actually really easy. When the cake is gone and your ready to go home with your topper just wash it off with a damp cloth using water only. Do not use any chemicals on your topper, including spraying perfume near it. If your topper gets dusty just wash it off with that damp cloth using water only. Keep out of reach of small children and pets and avoid dropping your topper to ensure it's long life. Keep out of direct sunlight to ensure the colors will last.
How to Pick A Custom Cake 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 let the couples personality show through, really reflecting who they are. 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!