Every wedding cake needs something great to top it off. A lot of people just use flowers nowadays, but there are lots of terrific options for little 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 get a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines in the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They're made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or occasionally wood, 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, the ones from the '40s sometimes have the groom in army attire, and sooner toppers often featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For modern bride and groom toppers, many couples like the offbeat ones. They can be found to suit almost any interest (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bike or holding fishing rods) and in the event 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 great idea for a cake ornament. They could tie in with both the design of the cake and the general wedding motif. To get a nautical wedding, perch a small lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, then pick a three-dimensional snowflake decoration. As soon as 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 ship? Be sure to save your topper for a memento of your wedding.
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, think about a cake frosted in a basketweave pattern, with sugar shamrocks on the tiers and a freestanding Claddagh symbol on top. A miniature 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 actual couple. These days, they can be ordered online or have your set custom made.