This keepsake wedding cake topper was inspired by Edward Lear's delightful poem "The Owl and the Pussycat," written in 1871.
I sculpted them by hand with a custom-blended polymer compound that has a subtle sparkle and marbling. The bride is a white Pussycat and the groom is a grey horned Owl. They are adorned with blue forget-me-nots. They have glass eyes and they stand 4-inches tall on a moss green base. The base measures just over 3-inches by just over 2.5-inches.
You will receive the exact same pair that is in the photos, and they are ready-to-ship. They'll 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 do not need an additional base, and can stand directly on the cake. 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 in different colors, 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.
2-3 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.
Jun 15, 2019
I was surprised by how quickly this arrived, but I was amazed by this lady's work. Everything was so beautifully packaged with careful attention to the smallest detail. The piece itself is absolutely perfect, and we will treasure it for the rest of our lives together. Thank you so much!
May 30, 2018
I was hesitant to spend this much on a cake topper, even though a handmade gem like this is worth every penny and more. But my fiance and I both fell in love with when we saw it online. Then we fell even MORE in love with it when it was delivered. The detail and craftsmanship is just impeccable. We have now decided to do a bit of an Owl and the Pussycat theme in a few of the details of our wedding. And we will have this to keep for years to come to remind us of our special day. Highly recommend this artist's work!
Feb 1, 2016
This cake topper decorated my wedding cake, and I have to say it is the most precious thing I ever seen. I searched for over a month for the perfect cake topper, saved multiple toppers to consider later, and when I saw this one, I ordered it within minutes. It is perfect in every way. Thank you so much.