For our 'geek chic' wedding, we of course needed a nerdy cake topper. The theme was clear to us -Magic the Gathering- since we met playing Friday Night Magic. The tough part was coming up with a topper that was themed but still somewhat elegant. We ultimately decided on a custom, light-up acrylic cake topper -made with the help of our local Duluth MakerSpace.
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.
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.
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.