Magic the Gathering Wedding Cake Topper
Back with another wedding post! Last time I showed you our Nintendo video game card box. Today I’m going to show you our Magic the Gathering cake topper!
To start the project I created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator. We decided to use the 5 color symbols of Magic, surrounding our names and the wedding date.
Working with Joe from MakerSpace, he taught us how to format the image and prep it for reading/use by the 40 watt laser cutter/engraving machine.
To create an edge-lit effect, we added LED lights directly to the base. We soldered a strip of blue lights together, including the connecting wires for the battery power.
Below: The happy couple working on our Magic the Gathering cake topper.
Below: Joe helping us draw up schematics for our topper.
We absolutely loved how the cake topper turned out. Below you can see the final product -still full of smudges. Of course, my unprofessional photography doesn’t do it the least bit justice, but it was the perfect geeky cake topper. It made an excellent light too when the power went out for a few hours. Yep, haha, that happened -but that’s a story for another time.
Stay tuned for professional photos of the topper, our whole cake, and for a glimpse at our entire nerdy wedding.
Also, if you haven’t already looked into it, check to see if you have a local MakerSpace. It’s a great way to learn new tools and skills through classes and other members. Joe was extremely helpful and it was great to work on our cake topper ourselves. Not only did us save us money, but it was a lot of fun too.