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Personalised Cake Toppers

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by Kate Elford No Comments
Cake topper

I loved making this personalised cake topper, it has lots of little details to make it personal to the bride and groom. 

The bride is wearing a short style wedding dress. I have only made a few shorter wedding dresses over the years, and this is a beautiful dress. The bride also is wearing brown boots, which look fantastic with the dress. The groom is wearing a black laced shirt, with a kilt and sporran. They have a great style for their wedding and this really shows in the cake topper.

Cat Cake Topper

The bride and groom also wanted their cats included on the cake topper, and to add a wedding theme to the cats they are all wearing little bow ties! A lovely touch, very simple and effective. Pets are a popular addition to the toppers, and the colours and markings are all matched.

Atop of the tier

This topper is by Atop of the tier –

There is also a smaller version available from – 


Fishing Cake Topper

Posted on: November 24th, 2017 by Kate Elford No Comments

Fishing Cake TopperFishing Cake Topper

I love it when I am sent photos of the toppers from the special day. This fishing cake topper was no exception. The groom loves fishing, so it was great to be able to incorporate that into the topper. This one has a great fishing rod added, which adds a really fun touch to the topper. Fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in the UK so it’s no surprise that I have been asked to make fishing themed cake toppers! Recently I made a topper where the bride was fishing for the groom! 

There are lots of ways fishing can be incorporated into a topper. Fishing rods are the most obvious. But I can also add welly boots, bait box and even some water! (pottery water of coarse) A few years ago I made a topper with the groom hiding a fish behind his back. It can be a more subtle addition as well with maybe little fish painted on the base, or the bride and groom wearing fishing badges. It can be as much or as little as you would like.

The colour scheme works really well with the room as well. The accessories were all an orange and peach theme. The grooms cravat and handkerchief were a coral colour. The brides bouquet and the grooms buttonhole were a mix of white, coral and peach flowers. The coral and the orange colours are a lovely contrast against the white.

The bride and groom also wanted to add their pets to the topper. So this topper also has two lovely tabby cats. Pets are definitely part of the family, so I always think it’s such a lovely addition to add pets to the topper. 

There are two sizes of toppers available.

The one pictured is Atop of the tier cake topper –

Also available is this more simple and slightly smaller version –


Autumn Weddings

Posted on: November 23rd, 2017 by Kate Elford No Comments
Personalised cake toppers

Autumn cake topper

Cake toppers

Autumn weddings. It’s been a lovely mix of cake toppers this autumn. (Obviously I can’t give anything away yet until the weddings are over!) But I am looking forward to sharing the latest autumnal cake toppers.

I love adding the little leaves and conkers to make the cake toppers really seasonal. Autumn is becoming a really popular season for weddings, and is almost as busy as summer. The weather can still be lovely, and the natural sunlight can make a beautiful backdrop. Autumn also provides some wonderful natural colour schemes, natures pallet is very rich at this time of year. I think it also provides a great mix for your day, a bright autumnal day and then a lovely cosy evening with your guests. Perfect for a snug night with an open fire, and that is always a great excuse for toasting marshmallows.

This is one of my most autumn themed toppers yet, and I loved making this one. The topper was so much fun to make. I must admit, there were lots of hours went into making and painting each leaf. That’s the lovely thing with the personalised cake toppers, because they are handmade to match, anything can be customised to match you.  Reds and oranges have been really popular colours all year. Orange has been especially popular this wedding season. A lovely bright rich colour, which contrasts beautifully against a wedding dress. Red and orange is a lovely warm wedding colour, that is great to match accessories with. It is always interesting to see the patterns of wedding colour schemes matching the seasons, something I think I would do myself.

Maybe I am bias as I love autumn, but I do think it is a fantastic time of year for a wedding, and an autumn themed cake topper to match! 

This topper is from Atop of the tier –

Also available are these smaller toppers from Cake toppers –

A little bit more of what I do…..

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016 by Kate Elford No Comments

I thought I would share a little bit more of what I do.
I make and paint fun pictures and ceramics and I have put them out for the world to see on Etsy!
It did feel like a scary step to start with, but having reached a milestone birthday (eek) I wanted a new challenge.
Toppers are and will always be my number one, but it’s also lovely to get back to painting….penguins!

My shop is byKateElford and here is a link! –

Book penguinPenguin earringsGuinea pig

Also Available, Little Cake Toppers, A Smaller, More Simple Version Of Our Toppers