CNC laser engraving and cutting custom birthday cake topper is easy when you have the right design skills, equipment and materials.
Keep in mind that all of this work is complete custom to the client, meaning we create a design, source materials (can be anything but typically acrylic or wood) and cut it in-house at CNCROi.com HQ.
After the design is approved, we mask the material (wood requires this, not acrylic) in order to make sure the surface after production is clean and without smoke stains.
We then engrave the details followed by tracing out the outline of the letters. This is possible due to the precision of our Austrian CNC laser, most laser shops CANNOT do this as the accuracy (or lack thereof) would be noticed immediately, the outlines wouldn’t match the engraving perfectly!
We use our industrial wide format CNC laser for projects across aerospace and production manufacturing, you benefit from this huge investment as the precision and calibration required for that type of spec work bleeds into your custom designed cake topper!
After engraving a darker outline on the text, CNCROi.com then cuts out the inside followed by the outside outline. This makes sure that everything is perfectly outlined and nothing shifts during the production of this birthday cake topper.
As you can see, the mask is rather dirty, this is why we use it! If you’ve noticed the wood work of most laser shops, you actually see all this junk on their finished pieces. We don’t cut corners for our industrial clients, we most certainly won’t cut corners for our anybody else either! Our reputation has taken years to develop, big or small, everything gets the same attention to detail at CNCROi.com!
This custom birthday cake topper is “small” but we can make it any size, any material and as simple or complex as you want it to be. In this case, it’s for a birthday but we can also make matching key chains with personalized names on each one and a host of other parting gifts at the same time. Again, our industrial expertise and equipment can do things that traditionally aren’t possible… that’s the power of on-demand manufacturing that you get to benefit from for your birthday party!
Above you see a dirty mask, below, the results after the protective masking was taken off the custom birthday cake topper. Look at how clean the outline is, the lines within the letters (they match without shifting) and whether you wanted a thousand of these to be identical or a thousand to be personalized, this is no problem for us.
Why settle for mass-produced boring cake topper when you can have something custom designed, engraved and cut out of any material you wish by a professional company that cares as much about the finished product as you do! We’ve made a name for ourselves in the industrial and mill working worlds, you directly benefit!
Now, let’s take a look at a custom birthday cake topper that’s a bit more complicated… again, the more complex something is, the longer it takes to produce and thus, the cost, but we can scale things up or down to fit exact specs – I know, you aren’t use to being given the OPTION to make something EXACTLY to your specifications… that’s how we roll.
Like CNCROi.com tells as its clients, we specialize in making what YOU want, not what WE can find. The point is whatever you can imagine, we can turn into reality, our “products catalog” is whatever we can come-up with between our respective ears.
Like the previous custom birthday cake topper, the process is the same, first engrave out the lettering followed by the outlining of the engraving itself.
Again, you’ll notice throughout the process that the masking tape over the plywood we used for this project gets progressively dirty throughout production. That’s why we use it, clean-up takes a few seconds instead of having to feed the finished work through a drum sander to remove the gunk and resin that sticks to the surface.
We CNC laser cut the inside parts of this custom birthday cake topper before the outline as each step optimizes the end cake topper. If we did it reversed order, meaning cutting the outline, than inner parts then outline then engraving, things would have shifted slightly… maybe our customers wouldn’t notice but we surely would! You pay us to notice things that you wouldn’t so that no guests will bring up surprises to you that will make you regret your purchasing decision!
The finished piece looks awesome, time to remove the mask but you can see, the absolute precision we achieved on this custom laser engraved and cut birthday cake topper. There is absolutely no shifting at all!
Looking at the engraving itself, you’ll notice that it’s consistent… surprising considering this is wood, a very inconsistent material to begin with!
Why do we mask both the front (that you do see) and the back (that you may not)? Well, we are a professional custom CNC shop, nothing that looks bad leaves the shop. What is the point of having a beautiful custom cake topper if the back of it is horribly stained? It just detracts from the quality of our production. Yes, it costs more to mask the back, it costs more to have a professional vacuum table, it costs more to have an industrial extractor in the back and a host of other bells and whistles that our industrial clients love about us… but the end results speak for themselves.
Removing the masking, you can see that this is a custom birthday cake topper that will be remembered for the ages.
Now, let’s take a look at the back of this custom birthday cake topper… FLAWLESS! It’s now something that’s “ah, nothing special”, which is the point… instead of your eye focusing on all the flaws of this work, it’s focused on the awesomeness of the front of the cake topper!
If you notice, most cake topper are NOT custom, they are mass-produced junk… which is why they end-up in the bin after you cut the cake. These, well, they are custom masterpieces that you want to keep and yes, you can use them year after year! These can also be made out of acrylic (easier to keep clean), solid wood, high density plastics or anything else you want.
Your eye is now focused on the custom birthday cake topper, the wood, the engraving, everything is perfect… so you can enjoy your event while wow’ing your guests.
Again, our custom cake toppers are custom designed to your spec, from far away or extreme close-up, we’ve focused on making something special for you that looks fantastic at all angles!
Want a custom cake topper for your next birthday, wedding or corporate event? Contact CNCROi.com today and we’ll get the ball rolling! If you are curious about general pricing, you can also click our e-commerce link in the top right header of this page in the navigation menu.