YourTops

Custom Wedding Cake Figures and Toppers

59 Sales

YourTops

Custom Wedding Cake Figures and Toppers

59 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(23)
Shop owner

Jim Gould

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Announcement   Classic is classy. Classic never goes out of style! A classic bride and groom wedding cake topper! My custom wedding cake figures and toppers capture the "look" of classic wedding cake toppers with the "style" of today's contemporary wedding...YOUR contemporary wedding!

What kind of wedding are you planning - Contemporary, Classy, Elegant, Formal, Fun, Nostalgic, Vintage? Whatever style you're planning...I hope there's a cake...and if there's a cake...what's going on top?

I cast my figures from molds made from my collection of antique wedding cake figures. I hand paint them to resemble the bride and groom as best as the molding allows. I then try my very best to copy the bride's wedding gown and bridal bouquet as well as the groom's attire.

The topper the figures stand on is custom created to coincide with wedding cake, wedding theme, or bridal colors detail. The topper is designed as the top tier of the wedding cake. The topper can be a keepsake box that opens to reveal a copy of the wedding invitation etc.

My goal is to design a classic, unique wedding memory for the bride and groom. What you see are only examples of what I've created thus far.

Pricing....these are guidelines:
Cake Topper figure - no customization $65.00
Cake Topper figure with customization $75.00-$125.00
Cake Topper Figure with customization and basic topper base $125.00-$150.00
Cake Topper Figure with customization and detailed 4-5 inch keepsake box... $175-$300

Convo or e-mail me, clausecrafter24 [!at] aol.com, with your questions!
YES....I try and handle rush orders...I can ship anywhere at a price...I can also attempt repairs and refurbishing of heirloom toppers.

Jim Gould
YourTops
MADE IN AMERICA!

Announcement

Classic is classy. Classic never goes out of style! A classic bride and groom wedding cake topper! My custom wedding cake figures and toppers capture the "look" of classic wedding cake toppers with the "style" of today's contemporary wedding...YOUR contemporary wedding!

What kind of wedding are you planning - Contemporary, Classy, Elegant, Formal, Fun, Nostalgic, Vintage? Whatever style you're planning...I hope there's a cake...and if there's a cake...what's going on top?

I cast my figures from molds made from my collection of antique wedding cake figures. I hand paint them to resemble the bride and groom as best as the molding allows. I then try my very best to copy the bride's wedding gown and bridal bouquet as well as the groom's attire.

The topper the figures stand on is custom created to coincide with wedding cake, wedding theme, or bridal colors detail. The topper is designed as the top tier of the wedding cake. The topper can be a keepsake box that opens to reveal a copy of the wedding invitation etc.

My goal is to design a classic, unique wedding memory for the bride and groom. What you see are only examples of what I've created thus far.

Pricing....these are guidelines:
Cake Topper figure - no customization $65.00
Cake Topper figure with customization $75.00-$125.00
Cake Topper Figure with customization and basic topper base $125.00-$150.00
Cake Topper Figure with customization and detailed 4-5 inch keepsake box... $175-$300

Convo or e-mail me, clausecrafter24 [!at] aol.com, with your questions!
YES....I try and handle rush orders...I can ship anywhere at a price...I can also attempt repairs and refurbishing of heirloom toppers.

Jim Gould
YourTops
MADE IN AMERICA!

Jim Gould

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Jim Gould

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(23)
Ken Hamilton

Ken Hamilton on Dec 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great little Santa ornament to hang or to stand. Beautifully painted.

Dixie Rae Sparx

Dixie Rae Sparx on Jul 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

So perfect! It was a labor of love, and I thank you kindly for all your help. The bride loves it. Will send photos!

paperdoll1283

paperdoll1283 on Oct 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This arrived quickly and was more than i had hoped for, he even went out of his way to create a base and veil for the figure. I am very pleased.

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About

YourTops Classic Cake Toppers

My very first wedding cake topper was commissioned by a bride with a balding groom. The process of customizing my wedding figures began here! Luckily years of experience modifying chalkware Santa figures from molds paid off. I carved off the groom's hair with an exacto knife and began sanding his bald pate. The Bride and groom were thrilled!

I became enthralled with antique wedding figures as I researched weddings as a new "holiday" season to create and sell in the early 1990's. Collecting antique examples to mold became a passion. The German examples from the 1920's and '30's are, in my opinion, the finest.

It was at this time Martha Stewart announced to the brides of the world to put flowers on their wedding cakes. Commissions disappeared and I quasi gave up on weddings. When friends of my daughter began getting married, I was surprised they requested one of my custom wedding cake toppers as opposed to one of my more reknowned Santa Clauses.

2011 found both of my children getting married! My daughter was so thrilled with her wedding cake topper that she strongly encouraged me to open a shop on Etsy. I opened my small wedding niche business “YourTops! in June 2011. I have begun creating wedding cake toppers for brides across the U.S., the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia!

Jim Gould

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  • Jim Gould

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    I have created holiday figures for over 30 years. I decided to make classic wedding cake toppers in the 1990’s as another “holiday”. The research and collecting of antique examples to mold became a fun hobby for me.

  • Jan Gould

    Topper Advisor

    My wife Jan serves as my creative sounding board! She also lets me know when my "studio" is beyond messy!

  • Jim Gould

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Let me create some magic at the top of your wedding cake!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2014
Hi and welcome to YourTops!

All aspects of a wedding can be loaded with stress and strain. Hopefully your decision on what is going at the top of a wedding cake will be a fun experience. If you decide on a figural wedding cake topper...working with me will guarantee that!

All I ask is positive communication as we design and create your custom wedding cake topper. To do this, there will need to be a timely, cooperative exchange of information, documents ie. wedding invitation, photographs and sometimes customer provided trim, ribbon, or other details.

SPECIAL NOTE: Do not expect exact likenesses. I work from antique molds and paint features of bride and groom onto the molded faces!

I will, on request, provide digital progress of my creating your topper. "Speak now or forever hold your peace" if something is not right!

Feedback - I appreciate feedback on my work and my customer service for future customers.

Feedback photos - I deeply appreciate your wedding pictures of the final topper on your cake...for my own curiosity and for future customers..."the proof is in the pudding!"

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
50% down, in advance, on custom commissions. I accept PayPal and Direct Pay through Etsy. I would accept check if absolutely necessary.

Timeframe...I like 3-4 weeks notice as 1. you are not alone 2. this is not my sole occupation 3. I need time to create! I can narrow down that time frame on an individual basis.

Rush orders? I realze there are lots of details in planning a wedding and some things fall through the cracks...or you just found me and YourTops! and have to have a wedding cake topper....so, YES, relax...I make exceptions...contact me!
Shipping
Buyer pays shipping. Due to a damaged order via shipping, I now must ship insured, confirmed-registered mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
NO refunds on customized items. This trusting Hoosier got burned once.

I take pride in my customer communication and service before, during and after the commission. Read my feedback!

If it is not right, I will do everything in my power to make it right at my expense.

If there is damage, I will offer to repair and or replace only after I have been allowed proof of said damage.