Personalised Wedding Cake Toppers: A Need for Speed

When I received an email from Natalie asking if I could squeeze in a set of personalised wedding cake toppers at short notice, I was really happy to be able to help! I usually advise allowing at least six weeks before ordering because my books can get super busy.

However, I know sometimes life can’t be timetabled! I am always willing to try to work out a way of getting your order in if possible. And this was one of those happy circumstances! I was able to create this lovely little pair of peg dolls in time for their big day.

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It’s always wonderful to receive a picture of the peg dolls on top of the wedding cake! I love the way the bunting is framing them here. The perfect finishing touch!

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If you fancy making your own bunting to top your cake, I’ve pinned this handy little tutorial on my Wedding Cake Toppers Pinterest Board for you:

Natalie had chosen a lovely lacey dress, complimented with a simple pearl necklace and classic bouquet of blush roses.

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I was a bit excited about the necklace. I always love being able to break out my special pearl finish! It leaves a slightly raised, dimensional dot as can be seen in the photo below. The perfect peg doll accessory!

bride peg doll wedding cake topper

The back of the dress was also beautiful, and highly detailed. I LOVE this sort of lacework – recreating the tiny patterns is so therapeutic!

bride peg doll wedding cake topper

Natalie hadn’t fully finalised her hair, so we decided to opt for a classic up do dressed with some pearls and tiny white flowers for the peg doll.

bride peg doll wedding cake topper

The Bride and Groom peg dolls looked lovely on top of the cake, and I was so pleased that Natalie and her husband allowed me to share their pictures here with you!

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To find out more about our personalised wedding cake toppers, and how you can place an order, have a look at our dedicated page here.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Peg Doll Wedding Cake Topper: From Across the Miles

I love receiving emails asking me if it would be possible to make a Peg Doll Wedding Cake topper. It is truly lovely to be involved in someones special day in a little way.

So imagine my delight when an email from the other side of the world asked if I could do just that! a peg doll wedding cake topper set of five peg dolls, for a beautiful family in Hong Kong who would be returning to Wales for their Wedding, was required.

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My lovely customer Asher was thrilled with the finished results. In fact, she sent me these pictures of the cake toppers on their gorgeous cake. My goodness it makes my mouth water just looking at that. I am indeed a bit of a buttercream fan!!

peg doll wedding cake topper

Of course, Asher sent me lots and lots of photos to work from so that I had a good idea of how they would look on the day. Her amazing dress was an absolute joy to recreate. The bodice had a contrasting lace pattern to the arms, which was such a fun detail to work on. The satin sash called for my very special pearlescent finish, which is reserved for very special occassions!

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The groom was to wear a smart navy suit, with a lovely shot of colour in the form of his yellow tie! The bouquet is a posy of gorgeous wild flowers, hand tied with lace.

peg doll wedding cake topper

The three beautiful little bridesmaids played an important part in the cake topper arrangement. Simple, elegant matching dresses, and beautiful rustic bouquets for the eldest two girls.

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They look so pretty together.  Just lovely  – or “hyfred” as we say here in Wales.

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And a moment of quiet admiration for that heavenly cake again!

peg doll wedding cake topper

As always, we welcome enquiries for personalised Peg Doll Wedding Cake toppers and currently have availability for July 2017 onward. However MY ORDER BOOKS ARE BUSY AND TURN OVER IS AROUND 6 WEEKS. with this in mind, Please be sure to enquire in plenty of time so to avoid disappointment.

Additionally, for more information see our dedicated Peg Doll Wedding Cake Topper page.

Finally, if you’re a Bride to Be, and haven’t said “yes to the dress,” you must check out the styles from Bridal Fashion Week. Brides.Com have comprehensive coverage of their favourites for 2018. It will be interesting to see what filters through for real world brides. There’s a few interesting looks! High-necked styles, and pale blue and particularly BLACK are tipped as gown colours we could be seeing at Weddings near us soon! I wonder if I’ll have any requests for peg doll wedding cake toppers in black wedding dresses as a result?!  We will see, I’m sure!

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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The Wedding Cake Topper that Sparked Creativity

Inspiration is a wonderful thing and can be drawn from many places. I love reading about who or what inspires artists in their work, and to see how that transpires into the result. I especially enjoy people using materials and resources in unexpected ways, rather than as they were intended. Wedding cake topper included!

Little did I know that when my lovely customer Gita asked me to make her Wedding Cake Topper, the little wooden bride and groom would not stop at just adorning the top of their cake!

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Gita was lovely to work with from start to finish. She provided me with plenty of photos of all the details of their special day to help me create their bespoke peg dolls.

Her beautifully beaded dress had the most gorgeous scooped cowl back that was such a lovely detail to recreate.

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Gita originally planned an elegant braided up-do, finished with a beautiful crystal-encrusted comb and pearl hair piece. It was the perfect excuse for me to use my specialised finishes!

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The bridal bouquet included crystals, pearls and delicate feathers. It was so pretty, and a total delight to recreate.

WEdding cake topper peg dolls

The Groom didn’t come without his own special details;  peaked lapels and oxblood brogues were also on the creative to-do list.
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After their celebration, Gita pointed me towards a tweet from their venue, showing their wedding cake topper in situ.

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Picture credit: @Finchspub on Twitter

But the lovely surprises didn’t stop there.  Next, Gita emailed me to say that she’d cleverly made her own Thank You cards featuring their wooden peg dolls! I was so excited when she sent me photos of her creativity. So, peg dolls are for life, not just for wedding cakes!

WEdding cake topper peg dolls

Picture Credit: Gita Prabhu

I really love them sitting on top of the traditional London Double Decker bus!

WEdding cake topper peg dolls

Picture Credit: Gita Prabhu

A big thank you to Gita for kindly allowing me to share her pictures. It was really lovely to see my peg dolls being used in such a different and creative way.

 Of course, with removable cake rods, our peg dolls are designed to be perfect for displaying in your home for years to come, but I hope that Gita has inspired other couples to think outside the box for uses of their peg dolls after their big day.

Of course, you can find out more about how we can create peg dolls for you, just like we did for Gita, here.

Sws ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls – Handmade Wedding Cake Topper

My lovely customer Lorna got in touch to ask if I could make a peg doll wedding cake topper of her and her fiancé Stephen.

Firstly, we discussed what she would like  and I sent her my guide to photos that I need to work from. Once I’d received all the photos from Lorna, I could begin to draw and then pyrograph her very special commission.

Bride and Groom peg doll cake topper

Lots of lovely details were required to personalise their peg dolls. These included the beautiful sapphire jewellery she would be wearing on her special day.

Personalised wedding cake topper

Lorna’s dress had beautiful lace which was so much fun to represent, especially on the open-back panel.Bride peg doll wedding cake topper

I loved creating the representation of her special bouquet. Rather than traditional wedding flowers, it was made of a mixture of shimmering pearl and sparkling crystal brooches.

Bridal bouquet on peg doll cake topper

Mr T and I wish Lorna and Stephen a lifetime of happiness, love and laughter together, and hope that our special wedding topper will be a treasured memory of their big day.

Bride and Groom peg dolls

There is still space on my books for me to create you a bespoke wedding Cake topper for Summer 2016. So Get in touch using the contact form or by email if you would like to find out more.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls ~ Backpacker Peg Doll

Do you remember when our little peg dolls stowed away in my luggage for a sneaky Summer Holiday?

It appears peg dolls do indeed have the travel bug….as this backpacker peg doll shows!

backpacker peg doll

She was commissioned as a very special cake topper by a gentleman who, although a seasoned globe trotter,  had never purchased anything on the internet! I was quite honored to have inspired his first online purchase! It was completed and sent out to him in time to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday whilst on their travels. As with all dolls requested as a cake topper, she was drilled and provided with a removable rod to help secure on top of the birthday cake.

As always, I worked from photos sent to me by the customer. The backpacker details included sunglasses on the head and a camera bag slung around her shoulder.

Backpacker peg doll with camera bag

My customer wanted to include the trusty purple backpack that his girlfriend hauls her belongings in on their travels. I didn’t have a specific photo to work from for it so had a bit of artistic license to play with. I always love including personal details like this that make each of my peg dolls truly unique to their recipient.

Backpacker peg dolls with rucksack

With all the icy wind and rain we have had here over the last few weeks, working on this little doll sparked several day dreams about exploring new places and lazy days in sunnier climes. I had a peep at the Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for this year. Interestingly, despite moaning about the cold weather here, it was Iceland that would be top of my list to visit!

Are you planning on spending a little time as a backpacker? Where will you go, and what will you pack into your tiny back pack? Happy daydreaming!

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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