Wedding Cake Topper

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Wedding Cake Topper by Erik Jul 7, 2010

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I'm getting married!!! Our guests get a piece of cake. But on every decent cake, there should be a cake topper! I wanted a personal cake topper. While looking on the Google 3D warehouse I found several, but none were satisfactory. I wanted a simpler model that was solid and which had a personal touch. The result is this (parametric) model with the following modules: bride, groom, arm, leg and hat. Everything is made from spheres, cylinders and cubes, as you can see in the exploded view.

I made a little movie in OpenShot that documents the process:

With some more details on my blog post here:

The groom, without the hat is really a generic \'man\' figure. So you can reuse it and tweak the orientation of the arms and legs.


  • Print the bridge and groom and the hat.
  • Glueing them onto a piece of acrylic keeps their relative positions correct
  • Use your wife-to-be\'s nail polish, with permission! (skin color)
  • Press on the hat, glue it on to be sure you don\'t lose it.
  • A little flower can be the finishing touch!


  • The \'explode\' openSCAD file uses the variable \"explode\" to increase or decrease the spreading of the parts that is used in the animated view that OpenSCAD offers. The export images features gives you a range of .png\'s that you can import as a movie in OpenShot.

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I stand in awe of your skills as an OpenSCAD modeller. I borrowed your bride(!) with the groom's legs as a Japanese ashigaru in my Japanese castle:


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Erik - in reply to Guest

Yay!!! How I love to see derivatives! Cool that you've repurposed it. The node structure isn't perfect, but it still should have saved you some time compared to designing it from scratch. The hat is cool to. Now, you could completely animate the cycling process too :)

Here you go, very crude animation (hard coded)


may work on 3-linkage equations later DONT_KNOW

Super Awesome!