Gone are the days where a miniature statue of a stock-standard bride and groom grace the top of a wedding cake.  Now, the top of your wedding cake presents an opportunity to further reveal who you are as a couple and what this day means to the two of you.  Let’s say, a bunch of blooms similar to those found in your bridal bouquets. Or something more personal again. This simple tutorial will help you create a beautifully delicate polaroid love heart cake topper. Have fun with it! When selecting the photo, use a playful engagement shoot picture or one that tells a story of how you arrived at this day. On a larger scale, you could create one for each guest as bonbonnerie with their name as a custom place card and a personalised note of thanks on the back.

You Will Need:
40cm gold jewellery wire (found at Riot! Craft store)
Jewellery pliers (or you can use your hands)

White card
A small sized photo of the happy couple

Step One. Cut a 40cm length of the jewellery wire and straighten with your fingers.

Step Two. Once you have a straight pipe of wire, use the jewellery pliers (or your fingers) to bend a 90 degree angle approximately 18cm from start of wire.  This is to begin the heart shape.

Step Three. Take your time to arrange the wire into a love heart shape. Use the jewellery pliers to squeeze the middle point together to make a neat and definite point.

Step Four. Once you have returned to the beginning of the heart shape, curl up into a swirl and trim any excess wire, if necessary. This swirl is what will hold the polaroid in place.

Step Five. To make a polaroid-like photograph, cut a rectangle of white card that is approximately 9x11cm. Cut the photograph to fit and glue the photograph onto the white card, allowing space at the bottom for a caption.

Step Six. Write a caption under the polaroid (or if you prefer, leave it blank). It doesn’t need to be your names, but could include your wedding date, ‘just married’ or a lyric from your favourite song together.

Step Seven. Slide the polaroid into the love heart and insert if into the cake.

Images and words by Jessica Derrick.

Ms Zigzag says: I’d be so stoked to sit down to my place at a wedding to a personalised love heart name card and of course, how cute these are for cake toppers. Unique DIY touches make a wedding so special. 

About Jessica: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!