“Our Work of Art” – Mr. & Mrs. R. Cardenas

Photo by Dave McLaughlin, http://www.dcmphotography.com

We commissioned Elizabeth Bonura to make our personalized cake topper after her work was recommended to us and we are so happy that we did.

The Bride's Tattoos!

Photo by http://momentsfromtheheart.com

The piece that she has created for us is fantastic! Her attention to detail was amazing.  We met with Elizabeth and she preceded to gather the information she needed to make the piece, getting details of the dress, tux, even the jewelry that we would be wearing.  We provided pictures of everything she needed and Elizabeth worked her magic.

 

Elizabeth is a true artist and the sculpture she created is such a good likeness to myself and my husband.  We received so many positive comments on the day and it is sure to continue to be a talking point for many years to come and also a treasured piece that will continue to take us back to our special day.
I can not thank Elizabeth enough, simply amazing…

 

Mr & Mrs R Cardenas

Just a selection of comments from some of our guests

“Excellent cake topper, great finishing details to the bride and groom. Would recommend you to everyone.”   Mr & Mrs S. Jackson  ENGLAND

 

Photo by http://momentsfromtheheart.com

“An amazing finished product!  The first thing I noticed was the attention to detail, so much so that I was literally drawn to it in an effort to see more! A commendable effort which the maker should be very proud of :)Miss K Connell  ENGLAND

“Elizabeth did such an amazing job on the cake topper.  The figurines actually looked like Larrisa and Ramon.  It’s by far the best topper I’ve ever seen and it made the cake so much more personal!” Miss K Catsonis  USA

 

“I’ve never seen such a unique topper. The attention to detail was amazing and I know the bride was so pleased!”  Miss T Vaags  CANADA

“Best little cake topper in Texas!!!! The detail was amazing right down to the tattoo and the groom’s silver fox hair. The dress and veil on the bride was an exact replica. Truly an heirloom!!!”      Ms H Lamb  USA

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Custom Pet Portrait Wedding Cake Topper

Pet Portrait Wedding Cake Topper

Sometimes you don’t want a bride and groom on top of your cake! You may want your pets on there though :) If you do, think about commissioning a sculpture of them and be creative!! Not everything about your wedding has to be serious… plus, a sculpture of your pets will be fun to have displayed long after the cake has been cut.

Each figure is sculpted entirely by hand and is based off of your photographs so you will need to send/email those to me as soon as you can.

While it takes 4-6 weeks to create a pet sculpture, delivery time may vary depending on the number of current orders. Please contact the me if there is a specific date the order is needed.

Click here to submit your deposit!

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A Life Size Wedding Cake Topper? Yes, I’ve Created One!

Bride and Groom Cutting The Cake

Bride and Groom Cutting The Cake

In August of 2007, I received a phone call from a bride who wanted to order a “traditionally posed cake topper (bride and groom standing side by side)” only she wanted it to be “a little bigger” and “just the heads!” This extremely unusual request caught my attention for several reasons. (1) I always want to sculpt larger (2) My favorite part to sculpt is the face/head (3) the AC units in my studio just broke and it was 100 degrees in Austin, TX! I accepted the commission but I needed to speak to the baker, Nikki Jackson of Absolutely Edible Cakes in Dallas-TX, so I could find out the exact size I was suppose to sculpt. Originally, I was told “half-scale” but when I received the foam sculpted torso that Nikki would be using, I discovered it was to be life size! To clarify, I sculpted the head, shoulders and arms out of polymer clay. The only cake part was the “skirt” just as it is with a Barbie Cake. I was not prepared for the amount of attention this life size “Bride Cake” would receive! Images of the cake have appeared on local and national news, on CNN.com, Inside Edition, In Touch Weekly and countless blogs, forums, pins and posts. Enormous amounts of misinformation has been posted. For starters, the bride and groom were celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary. The bride originally wanted to have the bride AND groom cakes but we ran out of time. The entire thing is not made of cake – the portrait part (the head) is clay.

I have been asked many times if I would create another one. The answer is of course! I have actually created several smaller versions for sweet sixteen celebrations and they have turned out amazing!

If you are interested in commissioning a custom cake topper from me, please fill out the contact form on the side bar or visit the Order Information and Place An Order pages for more information.

 

 

 

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Bronze 8th Wedding Anniversary Gift

Personalized Bronze 8th Anniversary Gift

Personalized Bronze 8th Wedding Anniversary Gift

Did you know that traditionally a bronze gift is given for an 8th wedding anniversary? Celebrate your 8th wedding anniversary with a custom “bronze” plaque that represents your family!

When you make your purchase, simply tell me in the “note to seller” section your family’s name, if you have any children and their sizes. Some families even include there pets!

The family sculptures are about 3″ tall, sculpted out of polymer clay, rubbed with bronze mica powders and sealed with a clear glaze.

Click here to order a personalized wedding anniversary plaque.

 

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A Twist on Traditionally Posed Wedding Cake Toppers!

A Vegas Wedding!

A Traditionally Posed Custom Cake Topper for a Vegas Wedding!

Consider putting a twist on the “Traditional” pose where the bride and groom are standing side by side.  You can do this by creating a personalized custom wedding cake topper or wedding sculpture that is based off of your photographs!  The personalized custom wedding cake toppers and wedding sculptures in this section are examples created for past customers.  Yours will be as unique as you are – complete with your wedding attire, hairstyle, shoes and bouquet!  To order a personalized custom wedding cake topper or wedding sculpture, first confirm there is enough availble time for me to sculpt your custom order. Then click on a sample to submit your deposit.  Once your deposit has been paid, you may email me your photos.  After I finish sculpting your personalized custom wedding cake topper or wedding sculpture I will email you a photo of it for approval.  Once approved, the final payment plus shipping is due.  Please feel free to contact me with your ideas or questions by using the form in the sidebar.

 

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Beach Theme Personalized Wedding Cake Toppers

Personalized Wedding Cake Topper On The Beach

Beach Theme Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Are you planning a Beach Themed Wedding?  I imagine a wedding on the beach to be one of the most fun types of weddings one can attend!  I know the cake toppers that I have created in the past for the beach themed weddings have been the most creative personalized wedding cake toppers ever!  Brides have had me sculpt them as mermaids and the grooms as scuba divers.  I have even made a pair crabs with a veil and a top hat for on couples’ custom cake topper!  Of course, there have been some very elegant personalized cake toppers created such as the Navy Sailor kissing his Bride on the the beach.   Finally, there was the more casual couple holding a large sea shell on the beaches of Hawaii.  My favorite thing about creating a beach theme wedding cake topper is the sandy base with a custom message drawn in the sand!  Really, the possibilities are endless!

Personalized Wedding Cake Topper On The Beach

Personalized Wedding Cake Topper On The Beach

Navy Sailor Kissing Bride On Beach Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Navy Sailor Kissing Bride On Beach Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Personalized Wedding Cake Topper On The Beach

Scuba Diver & Mermaid Bride Wedding Cake Topper On The Beach

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Over The Threshold Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Groom Carrying Bride Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

On The Cake!

Whenever I think of a couple that has just gotten married, the image that comes to mind is of the groom sweeping his new bride off her feet and kicking open the door to their house so he can carry her over the threshold where they begin their new life as husband and wife!  It’s that moment that I try to capture with this “Over The Threshold” pose.

There are several variations to this pose… from the traditional bride tossing her bouquet to a scuba diver carrying his mermaid bride out of the water!  Be creative and think “what will best represent us at the time we get married?”  Some couples like to include their hobbies or careers.  Others like to include the family pet.  Whatever you decide, I can make it!  Remember, you are designing a sculpture that will last a life-time!

Bride and Groom Next to Their Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Bride and Groom Next to Their Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

If you are interested in commissioning me to create an “Over The Threshold” Personalized Custom Wedding Cake Topper for your wedding, first contact me to ensure that I have enough available time to sculpt it by your wedding date.  Once I have confirmed that there is enough time, please choose the design that most closely matches your idea from the “Threshold” section of the “Store” to submit your deposit. The personalized custom wedding cake topper samples in the “Threshold” section are all posed with the groom carrying his bride “over the threshold!”  Each listing is for the DEPOSIT only.  Some listings include pets or other items.  For example, if you want to include your dog, choose the sample that has one pet.  Remember, these are just samples and yours personalized custom wedding cake topper will be based off of your photographs and ideas.  As always, contact me with any questions or ideas!  Once your deposit has been paid, you may email me your photos.  Congratulations!!  Elizabeth

Bride and Groom Cutting Their Cake

Bride and Groom Cutting Their Cake

"Over The Threshold" with Their Dog!

Personalized Custom Wedding Cake Topper

Over The Threshold

Custom Wedding Cake Topper

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Personalized Military Wedding Cake Topper

Personalized Military Wedding Cake Topper

Personalized Military Wedding Cake Topper

Is your fiance’ in the military?  I can personalize the uniform to match his!  If you order a personalized wedding cake topper, not only will I personalize his uniform but your wedding gown, hair, shoes and flowers!  You can also choose your pose.  The figures can be dancing, kissing, standing arm in arm… it’s up to you because you are designing this custom wedding cake topper!

Please feel free to contact me with you ideas and together we can design something truly special for not just your wedding but a keepsake that you can pass on to your children!

Military Cake Topper

Military Cake Topper

Adding the finishing touches!

Adding the finishing touches!

Bride's Boots

Bride's Boots

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Personalized Porcelain Wedding Sculptures!

Porcelain Wedding Sculpture On The Cake Table

On The Cake Table

Have you thought about not using a cake topper but still want something to repesent you and your fiance’?  That is what I did when I got married!  I created a 12″ porcelain wedding sculpture that looked like me and my husband.  The wedding sculpture is too large to go on top of a cake but looks amazing next to it!  It can also be displayed next to the guest book or at the bride and grooms table.  The best thing is how lovely it looks displayed at home after the wedding!

 

 

Porcelain Wedding Sculpture On The Cake Table

Wedding Sculpture On The Cake Table

Porcelain Wedding Sculpture

That's me and my husband cutting the cake!

Porcelain Portrait Wedding Sculpture

Artist, Elizabeth Bonura & her Wedding Sculpture

 

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Tandem Bike Personalized Cake Topper!

Custom Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Tandem Bike Cake Topper

Sometimes the bride and groom have a special hobby, interest or background that cannot be seen in a traditional cake topper!  That was the case when this groom contacted me with his ideas for a custom designed wedding sculpture.  Don’t you just love it when the grooms get involved in the wedding planning!  That’s one lucky bride!!

Tandem Bike Cake Topper

The groom said “The look we would like is the groom (myself) on the front pedaling hard and grimacing in pain in an aerodynamic position.   Then the bride in back in a more relaxed position with a big smile on her face.  I will be wearing a charcoal suit and would like to have just the jacket/shirt/tie on and instead of pants use cycling shorts with my team sponsor (SAFEWAY) on the sides.”

“We received the cake topper and it is amazing!  Thank you so much,  you are surely gifted.”

Details

Details

The Bride

The Bride

Just Married Sign

Just Married Sign

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