Add your own flair to your motorcycle cake topper!

Why You Should Make Your Own

There are several very good reasons to make your own motorcycle wedding cake topper.

  • You want a cake topper that is as individual as you are
  • To save money
  • You can’t find a motorcycle cake topper that you like
  • You want to add your own touch
  • You are making your own wedding favors and want the cake topper to match
  • Just coz you like making stuff!

How To Make Your Own Motorcycle Topper

 

Motorcycle Cake Topper

Motorcycle Cake Topper

You will need to start with a base, as the base will determine the overall size of your topper. You need to take into consideration the size of your cake, or have your cake made to fit the topper. I purchased the cake topper base pictured here at my local Hobby Lobby for 67 cents. I am not sure if Michaels carries them or not. You might also try JoAnn Fabrics. Online they can be purchased at Wilton who has a larger selection of sizes. Just keep in mind that if you order online, you will have to pay for shipping and that will run the cost up considerably. Try to buy your topper, ribbons and any other embellishments at the same place. 

 

If your cake size allows, I recommend you purchase the Wilton 6″ oval topper base. This will give you plenty of room for the motorcycle and the bride and groom figurine. 

If you are really creative, you can come up with something else to use as a base, a mirror or something that can handle hot glue. 

Purchasing the diecast motorcycle is a great task for getting the groom-to-be involved. Let him choose the one he wants weather its a replica of his motorcycle or if he can’t find that one, his dream custom chopper. 

Choosing the Correct Size Diecast Motorcycle

Scale is an important factor when purchasing your diecast motorcycle. You don’t want your motorcycle to overpower the bride and groom. It needs to look as if that bride and groom figurine can hop on the motorcycle and ride right off into the sunset. 

You must be careful when you purchase your motorcycle to make sure that it will fit on the base with out looking too large. Not all 1:18 scale diecast motorcycles are the same size. As you can see in the photo at the left, one motorcycle is a whole inch longer than the other. As long as the wheels rest on the base you will be ok, but you must always keep the scale of the finished motorcycle cake topper in mind. 

Diecast motorcycles are made in scales 1:64, 1:32, 1:18 1:12 and 1:6. 

Once you have your materials together you can start playing around with how you want to decorate your wedding cake topper. Place the bride and groom figurine on the base and lay your lace and other embellishements around until you get a good feel for what you like. Once you have done that, you can start gluing everything into place.

You’ll feel great pride at your motorcycle theme wedding when you boast that you make your motorcycle cake topper yourself.

The Easy Way

The absolute easiest way to make your own motorcycle cake topper is to buy a ready made wedding cake topper and just add a motorcycle to it. You’ll need to buy a die cast motorcycle first. Take it with you when shopping for your wedding cake topper to make sure that there is room for it and that the scale to the bride and groom is appropriate.