It’s really quite something, the obscure collections of things you can find at estate sales. I found two bins full of these cheap plastic toys. I wasn’t even sure what they were initially, though I’ve since discovered that they are cake toppers. Most of them appear to have been produced by the Wilton company in the 1960s and 1970s. Though, honestly, I haven’t put that much research into it. I’ll probably sell this stuff on eBay, but it seemed to fascinating a collection not to share. Enjoy this collection of vintage Wilton Cake Toppers
Clearly, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
This dancing couple looks like it’s from a 1950s sock-hop. I’d guess these were produced in the 1960s, but this one makes me wonder if it’s not from the fifties.
A bizarre menagerie of animals.
This set is pretty cool. It’s a full set of instruments. The Banjo’s a little the worse for wear, but the two guitars still have their strings in place.
A full playground set, including one of those dangerous merry-go-rounds. Those were fun. Can’t find ’em anymore, nope.
Here, you have your tropical and desert fauna. Who wouldn’t want a cake covered with cacti?
Brightly colored fishies.
One of these baseball players had his arm broken off at some point. I’ve named him Jim Abbott.
A guy bowling. Another really cool set, I think. Amazingly, it still has all ten pins.
A whole football team.
A trainset at about N-Scale. Ah heck. If my kid was really into trains and I was going to do a train cake, I’d chip in for the real N-Scales. It would look way cooler, but I’m not sure you’d ever get the icing out of the wheels.
A tennis set. No bent racket jokes, please.
A couple airplanes. Looks like a DC-3 and a Lockheed Constellation. Oh, and the logo on the DC-3? Alitalia. Because your budding little aviation enthusiast keeps saying, “When I grow up, I want to move to Italy and become an airline pilot!”
Some deer and a tree from Whoville.
A bag full of mice. Or rats. I have my doubts as to whether this item was intended for cake decorating. And, clearly not a Wilton product.
Finally, for the sportsman in your family, a fisherman and more multi-colored fishies.
Jason Snyder http://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/l9o.c32.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/jetpack_jason_logo.png Jason Snyder2013-01-22 23:42:422013-01-22 23:42:42Vintage Wilton Cake Toppers: A Lifetime Supply of Choking Hazards