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The Perfect Pick: Cake Topper

This is THE perfect Wedding Cake Topper for 2017

Whimsical Cake Topper Wedding cake trends are always changing, and yet they all involve the word beautiful. Whether you prefer something more traditional or you like to break boundaries, this will always be the same. To highlight the creme of the crop, let's take a look at what 2017 has to offer! This weeks perfect pick is this delightful, light feather wedding cake topper.

Why we love it:

First, this whimsy white feather porcelain cake topper with a personalized veneer disc, while a mouthful, is simply beautiful. It will meld right in with everything from a simplistic wedding theme to a farmhouse home decor, making it a wonderful wedding collectible. It is unique, with a delicate, yet modern design and it's personalizing options make it one of a kind!  Also, there are font options as well as an option to get the feather cake topper without the veneer disc. Furthermore, it can be used both as a cake accessory and as a figurine on display.

Wedding Themes It Matches:

This lovely topper will coordinate with all of the following wedding themes:
  • rustic
  • simplistic
  • bohemian
  • coastal
  • garden
  • whimsical
  • Anything surrounding the idea that "love gives you wings".

Where to get it:

Next, this wedding cake accessory can be found under Rustic Weddings in our Wedding Themes section along with other similar option that you can peruse or click here for this exact product! More Wedding Collectible Favorites: Now, to take a look at more wedding accessory favorites, take a look at our our blogs  "7 Wedding Decor Trends of 2017" and "Ideas for your Autumn Wedding". Here, you will find great ideas for your upcoming wedding, as well as tips on what top products will suite your needs!
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How to Develop a Wedding Theme or Style

How to Develop a Wedding Theme or Style

It may seem kind of self serving to say, but wedding accessories are very important when it comes to fully developing your wedding theme or style. If all of your accessories are a mish-mash of what you borrowed from other people, your wedding may begin to look a little mish-mashed. Of course, if you are looking to create a more eclectic style, then by all means, go for it; it is a great way to save money. Otherwise, you are going to want your wedding accessories to be hand picked, just for you and your wedding dream.  When developing your wedding theme and style, there are four areas of your wedding that your accessories are essential: The bride, the ceremony, the table centerpieces, and the cake. Whether you are on a budget or not, these or the four sections of your wedding that you want to pay extra attention to.
  1. The Bride  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding Let's face it. When people go to a wedding the first thing they want to look at is the bride. Not to objectify her, but she is the center-stone to the whole event. The bride and her dress. Your choice of wedding dress will heavily influence the tone of the wedding. For example, if you choose to wear a ballroom gown, but are having a bohemian theme, the two styles will clash. Then, you have to decide on how to do your hair and what bridal accessories to wear. These accessories will make or break your wedding look.
  2. The Ceremony  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding There are of course a lot of different aspects of the wedding ceremony that are going to affect your wedding theme or style. The location is of course key, but it is often what you do with that location that is going to really establish you in your ceremony. And really, there are a lot more wedding accessories that go into the wedding ceremony than many people realize, many of which depend on what traditions you are upholding. For example, you may need to decide on a unity candle, SAND JAR, flower baskets, or a  ring pillow.
  3. Reception Centerpieces  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding In terms of reception decor, the centerpieces are going to be HUGE in establishing your theme or style. Taking the 1920's Inspired wedding that is featured on the Ruffled blog as an example, this bride's centerpiece is very simple, but the long stemmed vases and the mod styled center mat evoke that 1920's feel more than if she had just a regular rounded vase and a plain white table clothe. The center mat is probably what gives the 1920's vibe the most and is even reminiscent of the great american novel based in the 20's, The Great Gatsby. So, as you prioritize your reception decoration budget, be sure to pay attention to your centerpieces with what flowers, vases, candles, table numbers, place settings, and any other unique ornaments you wish to use.
  4. The Cake Vintage Romance Sonoma Wedding The cake stands as one of the focal points of pretty much any reception and you are adhering to the tradition of cutting the cake, then you know it will end up at center stage, making the cake's design and accessories very important. Cake accessories that you will be choosing from will mainly be cake toppers, but may also include flowers. Wedding cake toppers are a great opportunity to establish your wedding theme, and as the cute bunny toppers in the photo above demonstrate, do not need to be completely traditional. Really, there are cake toppers made to work with almost any wedding theme and style.The wedding cake topper you choose is often reflective of your couple personality too and is one of the few wedding decorations that not only symbolize your love, but can also last beyond the wedding as a keepsake.
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How to Tell if Your Porcelain Cake Topper is Good Quality

What are some ways to tell if you are buying a good quality porcelain cake topper?
High Quality Porcelain

First off, porcelain is porcelain. There isn't good or bad; just different kinds. When it comes to cake toppers, what you are going to want to look for is how the figurine is made.
  1. Is it Porcelain?: First, you are going to want to check the material the cake topper you are buying is made out of. This will often be in the item description. Some of the most popular materials cake toppers are made of are porcelain, resin, & acrylic.
  2. Look at the hands and ears: Porcelain cake toppers are made from molds. After being used for a long time, molds lose their ability to produce detailed figurines. If the hands and ears look more like blobs or you can't distinguish fingers or the curve of the ear, it means the manufacturer has been using a mold for too long.
  3. The Paint Job: If a maker is not paying attention to the detail, there may be some mess ups with the paint. It would be more obvious with ethnic figurines, but a lower quality porcelain topper may have the paint intended for the skin, on the white wedding dress. This, of course, should not be happening!
  4. It's in the details!!: Some cake toppers are going to beCrystal Details  better than others based solely on the little details. Take the one featured above; part of what makes it so great is the Swarovski crystal that is used as hair accessories and on the wedding band. If a figurine is offering special ornamental motifs like this, you are looking at a porcelain cake topper of higher quality.
  5. Honestly, you are going to get what you pay for: Unless there is an amazing sale, it is likely that the price of the porcelain cake topper is going to reflect the quality of time and attention that is given to that piece. So if you are spending $50 on a cake topper it is going to be worth that $50, just like if you are paying $100 or if you are paying $20.
If you are shopping online, you are not going to be able to tell what the quality of your individual topper is. Keep in mind that the cake toppers featured in the photos are from the very first time the mold is used, and represent the maker's best work. Often, return policies on wedding accessories can be strict, so you are going to want to pay attention to your shop's return policy. At Wedding Collectibles, we sell from a wide range of wedding cake toppers from different manufactures, and do our best to provide you with the best cake toppers, but also provide options to some that may have more affordable prices. If you have your eye on one of the cake toppers we sell, take a look at our return policy by following the link here.

If you have any further questions of how to judge if your cake topper is of high quality, feel free to ask below or give us a call!

 
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Top 10 Beach Wedding Cake Toppers

Take a look at this weeks Top 10!! These cake toppers are great for any beach or summer themed wedding!
  1. "Sand and Shells " Wedding Cake Topper Beach Themed Wedding Cake Topper
    The "Sand and Shells" cake topper is our number one beach cake topper because it is pretty much flawless. From the toes in the sand to the effortless wedding day kiss it is beautiful. We love the paint work on this topper because the shading really does add texture and a little bit of life (look at those rosie cheeks). And, as always with C&R products, there is that beautiful crystal on the bride's ring finger. All the little details with this cake topper are what puts it at number one!

  2. Surfer Dude and Bikini Girl Bride and Groom Cake Topper Beach Themed Cake Topper This surfer dude figurine set is a customer favorite and makes number two as the best beach cake topper because of it's vibrant colors, easy-going humor, and straight up adorableness!

  3. "Summer Lovin" Surfer Cake Topper
    Beach Wedding Cake Topper Another sweet beach themed cake topper takes the number three slot! This cake topper seems to evoke ideas of young and pure love. If you or your soon-to-be love to surf, this topper with the simply and summery designed surf board and delicate flowers is the perfect topper for you!
  4. "Crystal Starfish" Wedding Cake Topper Starfish wedding cake topper Looking for something a little different? This unique starfish cake topper is our number four, not only because it is a little different, but also because it's details are exquisite! The crystal accents at the center of each starfish really are what makes this cake topper go from glitter to absolute shine.
  5. Beach Wedding Acrylic Heart Starfish Cake Topper 

    Beach Wedding Cake Topper We love the simplistic design of this acrylic beach themed cake topper. The delicate engravings and heart shape help make this the perfect cake topper to go with your cake designs.

  6. Casual First Dance Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Topper Figurine Beach Themed Cake Topper This cake topper is perfect for a casual wedding on the sand. If you are carefree and laid back (and let's face it, most beach bums are), then this cake topper is for you!

  7. Starfish Cake Topper Starfish Wedding Cake TopperSo as this is the third starfish cake topper to make the top ten, it is becoming obvious that starfish tend to make good wedding cake toppers. Why? We talk about love under the stars of night and these are the stars of the ocean. If you are having a beach themed wedding,  what could be a more romantic cake topper? Wish upon a starfish with our number seven of beach topper favorites and enjoy its clean design that will work with any color scheme.
  8. Beach Romance Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper Beach cake topperWe love this romantic cake topper because it captures that special over the threshold moment that is symbolic of starting your new life together. The "just married" carved into the sand is one of the many details that make this one of the best cake toppers to capture the moments of your big day.
  9. Toucans Tropical Wedding Cake Topper Animal Beach Themed Cake Topperokay. These toucans are adorable! They are number nine partially because of their cuteness and then partially because they are a different twist in how to do a cake topper. If you are skeptical of how these colorful toucans will look atop you elegant wedding cake, take a look at the photos we have of how a couple used our Boston Terrier Dogs cake toppers -absolute elegance.
  10. Romantic Wedding Couple Lounging Casual Beach Cake TopperThe final item in our top ten this week is lounging in the sand couple. What we really like about this topper is the naturalistic posing that can be incorporated easily with your beach atmosphere.
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Funny Cake Toppers for All Kinds of Laughs

Funny Cake Toppers for All Kinds of Laughs 

Bring Smiles to Your Wedding Day with Funny Cake Toppers! Funny wedding cake toppers are a great addition to just about any kind of wedding. It can even be great for the more serious and traditional wedding because it lightens that wedding mood right on up! Having a funny cake topper at your wedding is a great way to remind your guests and even yourself that a wedding is a celebration and is meant to be enjoyed. Just like there are different kinds of jokes there are different kinds of funny cake toppers. So, if you are looking to go the more humorous route for your wedding cake topper, take a moment to decide what kind of laughs you want to evoke and enjoy! 1. Cutsie-Giggles  cute funny wedding cake topper This more cutsie funny cake topper section is the home of cake toppers like our "1950's Couple" and "Playful Football" cake toppers. It might seem like a wide range, but these are the type that make people smile and say things like "oh how funny" or "look how cute". These are the more adorably funny  toppers. 2. Blushes    Sexy Funny Cake Toppers This is the va-va-voom section. If you want to get a bold cake topper these funny cake toppers are the best for a widest variety of reactions. You may have more traditional family members reacting negatively, but the groomsmen (and probably the bridesmaids) will find this cake topper hilarious. These types of cake toppers are great for representing just how "crazy" in love you are! If you want something a little less steaming but with a similar sexy funny vibe, our "Tender Touch" (wink wink) and "Over the Threshold" cake toppers can send a similar, but less bold, message. 3. Laugh Out Loud Funny Cake Toppers The laugh out loud funny cake toppers are similar to the more cutsie-giggles wedding cake toppers, except that they tend to much more exaggerated. These are great for couples that have a stand out characteristic or to match wedding themes. Examples include the "To the Rescue!", "Western Lasso", and "Still Shopping" wedding cake toppers.

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What is the Difference Between Porcelain Cake Toppers and Resin Cake Toppers?

So...What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Resin?

This is a common question at Wedding Collectibles because most wedding cake toppers are going to be made of one or the other. To answer this question I will go over the qualities of both, noting some pros and cons of each. It is important, however, to know that whether you should buy a porcelain cake topper versus a resin cake topper will depend more on what is important to you. Porcelain  Porcelain Cake Topper Porcelain is a ceramic material made similar to the way that glass is made, involving heating or firing of material such as clay.If it breaks, you will notice that the texture of the broken surface will feel powdery, demonstrating that the material is made of smaller materials or grans. However, unless it is dropped or hit with something it isn't going to break. Porcelain is a material that doesn't ware away or in anyway disintegrate. These are known for being a high quality cake topper. Why?
  • Porcelain lasts longer. The color and shape won't fade or distort (unless you drop it and it breaks!)
Like most things, there are some disadvantages to Porcelain cake toppers as well.
  • The major disadvantage is that is can't hold edges very well. What this means is that if the edge or detail is too thin, it will collapse on itself. If you have a porcelain cake topper, you do not need to worry about this happening. This would only occur while making the figurine, meaning that it limits the kind of details you are going to find in the cake topper.
  • Expensive Material. High quality porcelain cake toppers do tend to be more expensive, but not necessarily out of budget. If you are looking for a long lasting keepsake, porcelain is well worth the money!
Resin  Resin cake toppers Resin or Stone Resin is an increasingly popular material for wedding cake toppers and figurines. Why?
  • Resin can be intricately detailed, meaning that your cake topper can have more detail.
  • It can be cheaper than porcelain, but still maintain a similar look.* (See exemption in Cons below!)
Some Cons for Resin cake toppers
  • Resin actually yellows over time, so if you buy a resin cake topper you may find the white to be looking a little less...white. If you display it in an area that has a lot of sun, your cake topper will easily be yellowed within a year. Whether it sits in the sun or not, it will yellow, the sun just speeds up the process.This is why if you plan on your cake topper being a keep sake that you will have around for a lifetime or more, you may want to look at something other then Resin.
  • The cost is increasing! Resin is most basically a high grade plastic. For a long time this meant that the cake toppers could be made at a lower cost, but the cost of this material is going up. Making the cost difference between Resin and Porcelain to not be so much of a difference.
You will find wedding cake toppers made of both materials because you can get a high quality cake toppers with each. Whether one is better than the other will depend on what you want to focus on. If you are looking for a top of the heap porcelain cake topper, Lenox is known for producing high quality porcelain. Then, one of the most popular makers of resin cake toppers and figurines that you may be familiar with is Willow Tree. Wedding Collectibles carries both of the above brands and produces our own. We work diligently to produce the best cake toppers at an affordable price. You can trust that affordable, in our case, will not mean sloppy work.

If you have any more questions on these difference please feel free to post below or give us a call!!

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Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides

Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas Ruffled-Elegant Oahu Wedding
Take a look Wedding Collectibles's "Coastal Cake Top

Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, as do the pieces that build them up: centerpieces, wedding dresses, favors, and wedding cakes. The wedding cake, being one of the those must items, can be done in so many different ways and it can sometimes be hard to sort through all of the cake decorating ideas. An important thing to remember is that they are ideas, suggestions, and simply possibilities and not really rules. Of course, the cake decorating ideas that you are likely to encounter are going to be based on both tradition and the way cakes have been decorated in the past and on ways in which you can push on those traditions. As you sort through these decoration ideas, you can pick and choose between traditional and non-traditional designs. Some brides prefer pulling from the more traditional wedding cake decorating ideas because it can be a more sentimental route. However, adhering to a tradition does not mean it has to be in a traditional way. For example, wedding cake toppers are a traditional aspect of wedding cake decorations -that bride and groom at the top of the cake have been there since before you were born- but that doesn't mean you can't put a fun twist to the design. Unique Cake Toppers as a Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas

  1. Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers - Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake TopperUnique Cake Decorating Idea A lot of bride's will choose to have a beach wedding this summer and along with that you will find plenty of beach themed wedding cake toppers with seashells and feet in the sand (see: "Beach Get Away"  and "Beach Romance") which can be unique in there more natural and casual design's, but how many wedding cakes have you found with seals on top? Animal wedding cake toppers may not be every bride's cup of tea, but you can be assured that it would be an adorable and unique cake decorating idea.
  2. Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the TraditionalStylized Cake Decorating Ideas More stylized and artistic designs can also give you a different look, but keep you in the realm of tradition. There is something beautiful about the ease of these romantic wedding cake decorations.
Other Areas of Cake Decorating to Consider Along with using unique wedding cake toppers you should take a look at mixing up the wedding cake shape, colors, and even the cake-y-ness.
  • You have choices in the shape of your cake from its height to its form. Will you choose a round cake or square? Or will you go way out of the box and create your own shape? Will you have three tiers or two? Or Will you use cupcakes?
  • Another area people are branching out are in the color of their cake. Typically, people choose a white frosted cake as its base color, but why not mix it up?
  • Do you need cake? Some couples are pushing through this tradition by using pies and other desert options in place of the traditional wedding cake. Keep in mind that choosing pies would limit your decorating options (though there are some great "Monogram" cake toppers that are great for wedding pies!)
As you go through the many cake decoration ideas that are out there, it may be overwhelming, but one of the best parts of not being the first woman to ever get married is that the many brides before you have figured out a little bit about what works and what doesn't. Be sure to take your time in deciding on who will make your cake and browse through the many cake decorating designs that are available. And there are a lot. Trust me, we would know! We specialize in wedding cake toppers!

Take a look at our Cake Toppers and Let us Know Which Cake Decorations You Like Best!

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Modernizing Classic Wedding Cake Toppers

Making Classic Wedding Cake Toppers New Again

Classic Wedding Cake Toppers

  More and more couples are reaching for classic wedding cake toppers as they design the perfect reception for their big day. Though contemporary and interpretive cake toppers are still setting the scene for today’s weddings, sometimes you just can’t beat the classic wedding cake toppers. Classic wedding cake toppers often feature a traditional bride and groom, or some other vintage figurine, in a pose that evokes images of traditional and vintage weddings. These classic wedding cake toppers have never gone out of style, and for good reason – nothing crowns a cake quite like a bride and groom. Recent social advancements have allowed for the bride and bride or groom and groom cake topper to take off, but the timeless element of classic wedding cake toppers defies gender. Same-sex and heterosex cake toppers share the vintage charm of classic wedding cake toppers. Of course, just because something is a classic doesn’t mean you can’t use it in a new way. If you’re opting for a cupcake dessert table or a candy bar in lieu of cake, you can still utilize the beauty of classic wedding cake toppers by adorning escort card tables or even your sweetheart table with their presence. Your guests will love the traditional element of classic wedding cake toppers with or without the addition of the classic tiered pastry.
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