Choosing a Wedding Cake Topper

December 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

Wedding Cake With Bride And Groom Figurines

It is the little things that make life beautiful and a small detail such as your wedding cake topper helps add to the celebratory spirit surrounding your wedding day. Wedding cake toppers are small figurines representing the bride and groom and placed atop your wedding cake. The history of wedding cake toppers is largely unknown. Since the 1950s, wedding cake toppers have enjoyed popularity as a symbol of a couple’s togetherness. Read on for ideas and suggestions for selecting a wedding cake topper.


Think back to the cherished memories shared by you and your future spouse during your courtship to discover inspiration for your wedding topper. Choose a memorable moment such as your first date or proposal. Brainstorm with your significant other about events or values that best represent the uniqueness of the relationship you share such as traditional, fun or sporty. Browse for wedding topper ideas within the pages magazine or surf the internet. Cake topper ideas for couples include lovebirds, bride and groom, bells, flowers or hearts.


Gather a set of colored pencils or markers and a pad of drawing paper or fire up your computer and open an art app or creative software. Start with a sketch and draw your best ideas onto a sheet of paper or on the computer. Experiment with different shapes, sizes and colors. Have fun adding details to your sketch and decide on a final design.


Make a list of materials needed to create your wedding topper and purchase them at your local craft shop or art store. Items you might need include glue, modeling clay, paint, paintbrushes, fabric and decorative embellishments. Consider purchasing a blank bride and groom figurines to customize your topper. Hire a professional cake decorator to create your cake topper for you, simply supply the design. Look online for specialty wedding cake toppers offering a variety of custom designs from whimsical  bobble heads to monogrammed engraved crystal hearts.

Tricks and Tips

Heavy cake toppers require extra consideration in regards to construction of the wedding cake, to avoid toppling make a false top to support the added weight and decorated it to match the rest of the wedding cake. Consider adding a large base with dowel supports for slightly heavy wedding cake toppers. A rule of thumb for measuring the size of a cake topper is to have one that measures less than the diameter of the top layer of the cake.  If your choice of cake topper is larger than the diameter of the top layer, ensure that it is constructed of a very lightweight material so as not to topple and fall.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1.  |  January 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    My friends used teddy bear as cake toppers

  • 2. charmthem  |  February 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Reblogged this on CharmTHEM.


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