Dedicated June 2018

Custom Cake Toppers - can't find what I'm looking for

Shanna , on December 6, 2017 at 10:58 AM Posted in Community Conversations

Hi! My fiance is a land surveyor and he wants a cake topper of a little land surveyor looking thru his transit (preferably that can be customized to look like him) for our wedding cake. We'd also get a bride cake topper for him to be looking at. I've managed to find construction worker cake toppers, policemen, firemen, etc but can't find a land surveyor topper.

Has anyone completely custom made their topper? If so, what did it cost? Where'd you find it? Thanks!

We are getting married in Chicago but live in Boston so if you know of local shops in those metros, it would be great to check them out!



  • m&j18
    Devoted August 2018
    m&j18 ·

    I would look at styles of custom designs on Etsy and choose an artist that you like, then ask them to create a custom surveyor groom. My experience is that most Etsy artists are happy to work with you. Good luck!

  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·

    Thanks @ MrsMPhil - the problem with most of the shops on etsy is that you pick from a set group of postures - I didn't see any that were reflective of what we're looking for.

    If we played baseball or went fishing, there'd be tons to pick from.

  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·

    Thanks for the prompt responses!

  • Joanna
    Expert October 2017
    Joanna ·

    I don't have any helpful suggestions, but I went to school for GIS and I LOVE THIS!!

    Good luck finding what you're looking for.

  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·

    Haha - thanks Joanna!

  • Danielle
    Super March 2018
    Danielle ·

    I love this idea, I work for a land surveying company. When you find one can you update us with a picture I would love to see it.

  • edecker
    Super May 2020
    edecker ·

    Because a land surveyor is so oddly specific, it will be hard to find, but is a very cute idea! Are you looking for something 3D like little sculptures? or 2D like a silhouette? If 3D, I suggest getting crafty with modeling clay and making your own! it would be fun and truly unique. If 2D its a lot easier to find Etsy shops that will take your 2D picture and laser cut it for you. Best of luck!

  • MrsB
    VIP June 2017
    MrsB ·

    If you message Etsy sellers, some will make a custom design. I'd message a few with what you're looking for and see what they can do.

    We had custom Arabic calligraphy of our names done that way. It was awesome!

  • NancyCtoA
    Devoted May 2018
    NancyCtoA ·

    We went to Etsy and I found

    Ours is in production now, so I don't have a picture to share. However she was super helpful throughout the process and quick with replying and making changes to ensure our topper is very personalized for us. I can't wait to see it

  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·

    These are all really great suggestions - thanks. I really like the idea of the silhouette 2D printed idea as well! I will reach out to some vendors and will post pictures as soon as we get anything!

    Thank you all!

  • muriel
    Champion June 2018
    muriel ·

    Here's a pic I found - but no credits

    Playmobil does have a surveyor set

  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·
    Hi all! Thank you for the suggestions! Our fabulous custom cake topper came in today!!
  • Shanna
    Dedicated June 2018
    Shanna ·

    here's the photo!Custom Cake Toppers - can't find what I'm looking for 1

    We ordered it from PlasticSmith on Etsy

  • WinesandWhiskey
    Dedicated September 2019
    WinesandWhiskey ·
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    Thank you for sharing! I am looking for a custom piece right now myself, and could not find anything. But I contacted them tonight with high hopes!

    Love your topper btw!

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