Tuesday, March 9, 2010

wedding cake and video games

So I've already posted about how Mr. FP has been the executor of many wedding choices. Well, one of those decisions came in the mail last week and we're so excited!

Our Mario and Peach cake toppers have arrived! They're cute, colorful, unique and totally us so we love them to bits. Although we're doing cupcakes, so technically, there's no cake to top, we wanted something to go on top of the cupcake tower. And since we're anything but traditional, the standard cake toppers didn't seem to fit us. Plus, he's got an Arab background so he's brown, not white and not black. And that translates into being impossible to recreate in cake topper form in today's wedding industry, apparently. Our only choices have been a very white or a very, very black cake topper man. I know there's tons of people on Etsy who will customize cake toppers to look just like bride and groom, but honestly, the idea of seeing a mini version of us perched on top of a cake kinda freaks me out.

It wasn't until Mr. FP found this cake that we knew what we wanted to do:


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Although I'm sure Mr. FP would have loved to have the entire cake recreated for our wedding, we knew we wanted cupcakes, it was out of the budget and we weren't sure we'd be able to find someone in our area who could do it justice. So we settled for the cake toppers. That's right, we settled. It wasn't our dream wedding cake situation, but we're making it work. But that's fine with me, because I love our little video game heroes. Well, hero and stereotypical female who needs a man to save her. Oh well, we'll just ignore that part for now and focus on how pretty they are.



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And, of course, like many projects in our wedding, these guys still have some DIY awaiting them. They're fairly small in comparison with the standard cake topper and they're separated by two different bases, which I'm not a huge fan of. So they'll eventually get removed from their bases and placed on a single base upon which I hope to be able to create some sort of arch to surround them. Ideally, I'd like them to look something like the cake toppers below (both of which I love), complete with arch and decorations.


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Overall, the cost should be minor. Mario and Peach were found on eBay for under $8 each, a base shouldn't be more than $5 and I'll use decorations I already have in my extensive collection of crafting material.

So, unless Mr. FP breaks an arm off Mario or Peach we'll be good to go.

But honestly, I don't have much faith in that considering the fact that the first thing he did after we opened them was make them fight. That's right, he pitted Mario and Peach against each other in a fist fight. At which point he astutely noted "Hey, did you ever notice that the first things boys do with action figures is make them fight?"

Yep, that's my future husband I'm talking about...

12 comments:

Cupcake Wedding said...

hahaha i love that he made them fight


These might be the coolest toppers ever

PMerr said...

Those cake toppers are great!!!

thehickbride said...

I love the cake toppers!!! So much fun! And I literally laughed out loud when you said he made them fight, that's too funny!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Love that idea! They’ll look great!

The Budget Bride said...

Haha! Love it! I'm hearing the Super Mario Bro. video game song in my head right now!

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Chocolate Lover said...

Love the Mario figures! And I think boys will just be boys! :)

Miss C said...

I so love that idea. Mario will always be the best video game ever.

Mrs T said...

They are so cute!

julie/smartassbride said...

i love them!! we drooled over that cake, too. have you seen the other mario cakes?? they've posted a few on cakewrecks in the sunday sweets!

Ms. Bunny said...

So cute. I heart your toppers.

dognbird said...

I'm Nintendo for life - fully support your Mario and Peach cake toppers!! Adorable.

Caterers in Abu Dhabi said...

These are some of the coolest cake that i have come across in my search.... Beautiful.

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