Each wedding cake needs something great to top off it. A lot of people just use flowers nowadays, but there are many wonderful possibilities for small figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Have a look at these adorable ideas for wedding cake toppers.
The bride and groom figurines are the most traditional form of cake topper. There are several variations available that almost anyone can find a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines in the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They're made from great materials such as porcelain, Bakelite, or occasionally timber, and can be seen in vintage shops, online, and occasionally at bridal salons. Each era has its own distinctive style. The '50s toppers feature brides in pearl bridal jewelry and grooms in shawl collar tuxedos, those from the '40s sometimes have the groom in military attire, and earlier toppers frequently featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For modern bride and groom toppers, many couples enjoy the offbeat ones. They can be found to suit almost any interest (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bicycle or holding fishing rods) and in the event you can't find what you want, you can order it on etsy. You will find bobble heads, Nightmare Before Christmas couples, as well as classic porcelain figures for the traditionalists.
Wedding theme toppers are a terrific idea for a cake decoration. They could tie in with both the design of the cake and the overall wedding motif. For a nautical wedding, perch a small lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, choose a three-dimensional snowflake ornament. As soon as you get thinking about it, there are several fun toppers you can decide to tie in with a theme. A pair of squirrels for a woodsy wedding would be darling. Be sure to store your topper as a memento of your weddingday.
Your cultural heritage may also serve as inspiration for your cake decorations. The couple who is having an East-meets-West party can choose a set of origami cranes for their own cake. For an Irish bride or groom, think about a cake frosted in a basketweave pattern, with sugar shamrocks on the tiers and a freestanding Claddagh symbol on top. A mini Eiffel tower could be great for the bride with a French background. If the traditional bride and groom are more your style, make certain to select figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. These days, they can be ordered online or have your collection custom made.