Every wedding cake needs something good to top off it. A great deal of people just use flowers these days, but there are lots of wonderful possibilities for small figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Check out 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 from the 1920s-1950s are especially common. They are made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or sometimes wood, and can be found in vintage stores, online, and occasionally at bridal salons. Each age has its own distinctive style. The '50s toppers feature brides in pearl bridal jewelry and grooms in shawl collar tuxedos, the ones from the '40s sometimes have the groom in army attire, and sooner toppers frequently featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For modern bride and groom toppers, many couples like the offbeat ones. They may 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 not find what you would like, you can purchase it on etsy. Caricature toppers made to resemble the newlyweds are also available to special order. 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 ornament. 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, pick a three-dimensional snowflake ornament. Once you get thinking about it, there are several fun toppers you can choose to tie in with a theme. A pair of squirrels for a woodsy wedding could be darling. Or how about a mermaid for a wedding on a boat? Make sure to store your topper as a memento of your weddingday.
Your cultural heritage can also serve as inspiration for your cake decorations. The couple who is having an East-meets-West celebration can choose a set of origami cranes for their own cake. For an Irish bride or groom, consider 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, be sure to pick figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. These days, they may be ordered online or have your collection custom made.