This keepsake River Otter wedding cake topper features two sweet River Otters adorned with white flowers. I sculpted them by hand with a custom-blended polymer compound that has a subtle sparkle and marbling. Their eyes are glass. They are mounted to a pearly white base that is 3-inches in diameter and stand just under 5-inches tall.
You will receive the exact same pair as in the photos, and they are ready-to-ship. They will be on their way within three business days of payment. They will arrive in a handsome gift box with a descriptive card, ready for giving or receiving. All of my Poupettes are sculpted by hand, one at a time, and stamped on the underside with my maker's mark.
As soon as payment is received, I'll confirm the shipping date. You'll receive shipping confirmation once they are on their way, and a tracking number, if available for your country.
My wedding cake toppers are made of non-toxic polymer and are not painted or varnished because the pigment is permanently suspended in the polymer. Therefore, they can stand directly on the cake and do not need an additional base. They won't be damaged by, or damage, edibles and can be carefully hand-washed with a gentle soap as needed.
If you would like a similar pair, but customized with different flower colors, two brides, two grooms, gender neutral, etc. I'd be happy to make it for you. Just let me know when you need it and I can set up a listing for you.
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Yes, I accept a limited number of custom orders every month. I require payment to schedule the shipping date and I send photos when it is completed. Please contact me for more information.
By the way, I do not make anything shaggy or bristly, nor animals with complex markings, as they do not look good in my style (I wish they did!). I also never, ever copy other people's ideas, so please don't ask - thanks! ^_^
Yes, my figurines are made of a professional-grade, non-toxic polymer and do not require toxic paints or varnishes, because the pigment is permanently suspended in the polymer. Therefore, they can stand directly on a cake. They are also waterproof, and can be carefully hand-washed with a gentle soap as needed.
Signature Confirmation is typically required to prevent theft (unless shipping to a USPS PO Box). I do make exceptions by request. Just know that this may increase the chances of it being stolen, if you are not at home to receive it. (In ten years of shipping, the only packages that have gone missing, were left on doorsteps or at apartment doors.)
If you are unable to sign for the package on delivery day, I recommend keeping an eye on the tracking, and once a delivery attempt has been made, go to your local post office with the tracking number to pick it up. Back in the day USPS used to leave notices and attempt re-delivery, but this has become rare in recent years, and I do not count on it.
I ship all orders (with the exception of custom and Express mail orders) on Mondays and Thursdays (with the exception of USPS holidays, when I ship the next business day). If you are on a tight deadline, or purchase Express shipping - please contact me directly and I'll get it out ASAP.
'Free Shipping' to U.S. addresses is typically USPS First Class Mail, which takes from 3-5 business days, depending on your location.
All of my shipments include a USPS Tracking Number which is automatically sent via e-mail as soon as the package has shipped.
Signature Confirmation is usually included to discourage theft.
If you purchase Priority Mail shipping, your package will automatically be insured up to $100 and the delivery window is 2-3 business days.
Priority Mail Express Shipping is available for purchase at checkout and takes 2 business days, unless you live in Portland, OR (which will be next day delivery).
You will receive a digital invoice/receipt for your order through Etsy. For packages shipped within the U.S., I do not include a paper invoice, but if you would like one, just let me know and I'll be happy to include one. I am required by law to include 1-3 paper invoices with the purchase price in my packages for all international orders.
Yes, I regularly ship internationally. Be advised that actual transit times vary by destination and are not guaranteed by any Postal Service.
International shipping is especially unpredictable due to COVID-19 and I have witnessed long, unexplained delays. I highly recommend purchasing Priority or Express Mail shipping at checkout.
I urge international buyers to be aware of how your local Customs and Postal Service operates before making a purchase. Most countries will charge their own duty and/or import fees that I have no knowledge of, or responsibility for.
Please visit this page for more information on your country:
No, I will not mark international items as "gifts" or alter the cost of goods because this is mail fraud and has serious consequences in the U.S. (13 U.S.C. § 305 : US Code - Section 305: Penalties for unlawful export information) All customs forms are automatically created through USPS and Etsy. They are accurately labeled 'Merchandise' with the actual cost of the item in compliance with international law. I cannot predict nor can I be responsible for delays in customs or any additional fees or taxes that may be charged by your local jurisdiction.
For minor repairs, I recommend using a cyanoacrylate gel (also known as 'super glue'. I highly recommend Loctite Gel). If a figurine arrives damaged from shipping, I will repair or replace the figurine depending on the amount of damage. Simply let me know and ship it back to me, preferably in its original packaging. I will refund the shipping cost to cover the unforeseen expense and repairing your piece will be my number one priority as soon as it arrives. My turnaround time will be just one week.
Mar 22, 2021
This peice is absolutely stunning. I had reached out to her to make sure I ordered the correct Otters as she has a few. She was able to customize for our wedding cake topper. We had the tall skinny ones made with a green bottom. The otters held hands, white flowers, neck tie for my Fiancée, and the tails interlinked behind them. It's absolutely perfect and can't wait to use on our 6in personal cake. Our guest will have cupcakes.
Jan 29, 2021
What an adorable and memorable cake topper! This little gem is truly a work of art. I am an artist myself and love to admire works from creators whose passion and love for their craft plainly shines through their work. This was certainly made by loving and expert hands. After my wedding, this topper will be a lifelong keepsake to bring us the joyful memory of our special day. Thank you for the beautiful otter topper, quick delivery, and very careful packaging!
Oct 15, 2020
Seller left a cute little message when our River Otter Topper. We are so exited to use it at our wedding. Though the mail took longer than expected (not related to the seller), our package arrived intact and carefully wrapped- which I was super grateful! Will buy from seller!!!
Aug 12, 2020
This is the best wedding cake topper I have ever seen! I really love it and will cherish it long after the wedding ceremony is over. The sculpture is very well crafted and Sofie's attention to detail is very lovingly rendered in these otters. The artist/shop owner shipped the cake topper the day I ordered it and was really great in investigating the delay of the package's arrival due to postal slowdowns because of the Covid-19 virus. She was excellent in her communication with me. Thank you, Sofie!