Every wedding cake needs something great to top off it. A lot of people just use flowers nowadays, but there are lots of wonderful possibilities for little figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Check out these cute 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 get a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines in the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They are made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or sometimes timber, and can be seen in vintage shops, online, and sometimes 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, the ones from the '40s occasionally have the groom in army attire, and sooner toppers frequently featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For contemporary bride and groom toppers, many couples like the offbeat ones. They may be found to suit almost any interest (for instance, a bride and groom riding a bike or holding fishing rods) and if you can not find what you would like, you can order it on etsy. There are 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 general 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. Coordinate the materials for your bridal jewelry, in other words a crystal snowflake if your jewelry is Swarovski or a pearl ornament if the bride's taste runs to classic pearls. 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 would be darling. Be sure to store your topper for 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 celebration can choose a pair of origami cranes for their own cake. A mini Eiffel tower would 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. Nowadays, they can be ordered online or have your collection custom made.