Striving Artists Framing and Art Services
21723 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311


The Icing on the Cake: Framing an Antique Wedding Cake Decor

This was a fun little shadow box framing to create. Our client brought to us a wedding cake topper and invitation from 1939. The cake topper was composed of two small bride and groom figurines nested in a cray paper arch and bell. As seen in the photos, J is sewing the figurines in place using a cotton thread to loop over strong points of the figures. The same product was used to stitch in the cray paper ornament. The wedding invitation is first prepared in a Mylar wrap. This protects it from dust, keeps it flat and provides a sturdy mountable substrate. Then it can be securely fastened to the fabric backing of the shadow box. The whole project is protected by Museum Glass to prevent further fading and offers high visibility with minimal reflection.