Tuesday, November 24, 2009

top of the cake

In preparation for our wedding, I have been reading a lot of wedding magazines and blogs (probably doing more of that than actually planning the wedding). Anyway, I get a lot of good ideas from Martha Stewart (no surprise there). Anyway, I was reading an issue a while back and she brought up the topic of cake toppers. The following image was in her magazine - an image in a larger series to identify several cake topper themes: the bride and groom, bells, birds, fresh fruit or flowers, sugar fruit or flowers, etc.

The little couple to the upper right of the picture caught my eye. How sweet they were! It reminded me of our friends Ross and Abby - who when they got married used a vintage family cake topper (see below) on their wedding bread pudding.

Inspired by both Martha, and Ross and Abby - I set out to find a sweet vintage cake topper of our own. Ebay + $13 got me the little duo below. Estimated to be from the 30s or 40s (based on the style of dress), the little couple is a bisque cake topper made in Japan. I am in love with it and can't wait to see it on our cake.

p.s. This is the kind of thing I spend my time on - instead of tackling more important things like transportation and catering contracts...


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