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#1 MissBubbles205

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    Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:20 AM

    Good Morning Ladies!

     

    I want to DIy our cake topper. :o) I am thinking a script font wood letter with rhinestone... But I am wondering, what size height and width and dimensions should I order..?

     

    Craftcuts.com seem to have aweseme deals.. I just need insight on the sizing while I try to chose what font looks best for an R.

     

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :o)



    #2 ChocoTaco7568

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      Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

      Hey Chica... I think a 5" or 6" topper is typical.  I need an 'R' too and for scripts I'm stuck between Chopin and Brock



      #3 MissBubbles205

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        Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

        I was deciding between those two fonts as well!..

         

        Chopin is 5 x 6.2

        Brock is 5 x 4.7

        And now I'm even liking Monterey, it's 5 x 5.8

         

         

        I didn't realize how much the fonts vary in size.. So I've been doodling out each one to it's approxiamte size to see which will look best. I also have an email in to the WC to see what size the top layer of our cake will be.. I'm assuming 6 inches though.



        #4 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

          If you get your letters from CraftsCuts how will you support them so they stand in the cake?

           

          Good call on on confirming cake size with your WC, I should probably do the same.  I've actaully been contemplating doing a 5" or 6" topper with 3" or 4" "J' and 'T' letters. But again, I should check the cake size first, but maybe I can put our initials on a lower cake tier.

           



          #5 AllieH

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          Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

          I have something similar to this - originally it was going to be a cake topper. I just glued two wooden skewers onto them. The skewers are super cheap, for a bunch of them. Our letter is an "M", so I just glued them behind the straightest of the lines, so they don't peek out.

           

          We're doing cupcakes, so instead of a cake topper, I'm going to put it on our card/mad lib basket.

           

           

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

          If you get your letters from CraftsCuts how will you support them so they stand in the cake?

           

          Good call on on confirming cake size with your WC, I should probably do the same.  I've actaully been contemplating doing a 5" or 6" topper with 3" or 4" "J' and 'T' letters. But again, I should check the cake size first, but maybe I can put our initials on a lower cake tier.

           


           

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          #6 ChocoTaco7568

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            Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

            Originally Posted by AllieH 

            I have something similar to this - originally it was going to be a cake topper. I just glued two wooden skewers onto them. The skewers are super cheap, for a bunch of them. Our letter is an "M", so I just glued them behind the straightest of the lines, so they don't peek out.

             

            We're doing cupcakes, so instead of a cake topper, I'm going to put it on our card/mad lib basket.

            Great tip. Thanks Allie!



            #7 MissBubbles205

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              Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

              Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

              If you get your letters from CraftsCuts how will you support them so they stand in the cake?

               

              Good call on on confirming cake size with your WC, I should probably do the same.  I've actaully been contemplating doing a 5" or 6" topper with 3" or 4" "J' and 'T' letters. But again, I should check the cake size first, but maybe I can put our initials on a lower cake tier.

               

              I was thinking of securing the back side with scewers.. (not sure of spelling, but those things you put kaboobs on.) I plan to paint the letter and scewers with silver acrylic paint and rhinestone both sides.

               

              I love the 3 letter monogram! :o) and just saw a pic with the first name initials on the lower tab and they were super cute!!  I too wanted the 3 letters but I don't like our monogram.. BRA.. lol.. or ARB isn't so bad, but I just don't care for the look of it.. lol... :-/



              #8 MissBubbles205

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                Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

                Originally Posted by AllieH 

                I have something similar to this - originally it was going to be a cake topper. I just glued two wooden skewers onto them. The skewers are super cheap, for a bunch of them. Our letter is an "M", so I just glued them behind the straightest of the lines, so they don't peek out.

                 

                We're doing cupcakes, so instead of a cake topper, I'm going to put it on our card/mad lib basket.

                 

                 

                 Great idea Allie! :o) Great minds think alike.. hehe

                 

                Choco, you wont have a problem with your fonts since I've checked those out, but anyone else looking for other letters, make sure the left and right side are equal at touching the cake, otherwise you'll have a slanted letter or scewers sticking out from the cake at one end. I fell in love with one font and then realized we would have an awkward letter once placed onto the cake.



                #9 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

                  Sorry to blow up my own post... but just heard back from my WC and she said for me to go ahead and get whatever cake topper size I want and they will make the cake to fit my topper. :o)

                  If yall had the choice, which would you go with? 5"?



                  #10 ChocoTaco7568

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                    Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

                    Are you going to use any additional cake decor?




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