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#1 PaulineC

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:57

These are the very first wedding cake toppers that I made and I still think they are cute but then again I'm biased ;) .

My First Toppers

The picture is not great as its about 7 years old!

I've had a few friends tell me that I should start producing them, obviously for a fraction of the price of my normal personalised toppers and its got me thinking if there is a market for them.

If I was to 'personlise' them as in hair colour and flowers and make the dress more modern (less lace at the neck etc) do you as brides-to-be (or those already married) think they would appeal to others.

I know your an honest lot and would be grateful for any feedback please.

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#2 madmooer

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:06

They are fab :D
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:02

If I'm honest, I probably wouldn't - they are beautiful and very well made, but I think I would feel they are a little cartoony for a wedding cake? The fabulous thing about your normal toppers is the incredible detail that goes into personalising them - the only thing stopping me getting some done is I really can't afford them! :(

Have you thought about maybe doing some stock, simple designs, that are a little edgier than the normal, shop bought bride and grrom? I think ones like these are beautiful, but they're quite expensive to find in the shops...


Please don't be offended, as it's just my opinion, but personally i MUCH prefer the ones you usually do.

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#4 PaulineC

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:28

No, I'm not at all offended and thank you for your openess - something that I asked for and got :good:

I have been thinking for a long time now about introducing a more basic figurine at a lower cost but I'm concerned that I can get carried away and spend just as much time on them as my personalised ones - if you know what I mean.

I have been toying with idea of finding time to make a couple of basic models and then putting them up for sale as they are so I may go along that line.

Everybody wants something different, which is great and as much as I love doing my personalised ones I do think there is a market for basic ones too.

Anymore opinions please?
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#5 PaulineC

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:25

Anybody else please? :D
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:14

I agree with Mazzle. I'm not into personalised toppers but love the simple design ones :D
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:26

Hi Pauline
I absolutely adore your cake toppers. After seeing Mel's I was really impressed with yours and wanted one but for me I just could not afford it and hubby to be cannot justify paying it for me lol :(

I know everyone is different in what they want and I have looked at other ones, i love the personalised ones but also like the plain more traditional looking ones too.
I think its good to have a good selection of different designs plus its more money making for your business too.

Here are some that I like the look of :) And look how different they are to eachother lol!

http://www.cakeflair...ke-topper03.jpg
http://www.antoniaro...ouplecircle.jpg
http://i.ehow.com/im...m-main_Full.jpg
http://www.magicalda...heme-aerial.jpg
http://blog.myweddin...rylic-heart.jpg
http://www.bridestre...media/CT 01.jpg
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 13:02

I like them and would buy them. I like the fact that they are cartoon-like, it makes them cute and quirky. I chose to get personalised ones from you as I wanted a keepsake and reminder of the day but if finances were a problem (or more of a problem) then something like them would be ideal as the style would still hold some personality in it as opposed to generic shop-bought toppers.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 14:33

They are really cute, If I hadn't already ordered mine then I would order a set from you. cake toppers seem a silly expense just to have something to keep so if you did a set that were more cartoony like your first ones for a lower budget im sure people would be interested. Just think of all the different styles of wedding there are and differnt budgets, so im sure people would like them - Well I certainly do.
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