My fiance and I had a great idea for our wedding that we are having difficulty bringing into reality. For our cake, we would like have a dragon curling around the tiers. We found a few cake decorators willing to tackle this, but we're having issues with cake toppers. We would really like to have the bride and groom topper posed to be fighting off the dragon. We'd also like to have individual toppers for the wedding party (6 in all) also posed to be fighting the dragon (we'd later give these to the party as gifts).
Finding someone to make these figures for us that would be realistic looking (not bobble head or cartoony) looks like it will cost thousands of dollars. So I've looked into DIY things. I've tried to find modeling kits for figures that I could put together and paint myself, but I have only been able to come across kits for anime characters, train sets, or D&D figures, nothing for normal looking people to fit on a cake.
I've also seen the DIY clothes pin wedding toppers. At that point, we're getting more into the cartoony area, but if I'm going to have to pull this off myself, that might be where we have to go. However, I'm not sure these kinds of toppers will work well in action poses.
Any ideas, tips, help, etc, you might have would be appreciated. We'd really like to make this a reality.