Each wedding cake needs something good to top it off. A lot 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. 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 common. They're made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or sometimes timber, and can be found in vintage shops, online, and sometimes 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, those from the '40s sometimes have the groom in military attire, and earlier toppers frequently featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For contemporary bride and groom toppers, many couples enjoy the offbeat ones. They can be found to suit almost any interest (for instance, a bride and groom riding a bicycle or holding fishing rods) and in the event you can not find what you want, you can order it on etsy. Brides and grooms performed in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead figurines. 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 can tie in with both the design of the cake and the overall wedding motif. To get 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 substances for your bridal jewelry, in other words a crystal snowflake if your jewelry is Swarovski or a pearl decoration if the bride's taste runs to classic pearls. Once you get thinking about it, there are so many 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? Make 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 pick a pair of origami cranes for their 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 miniature Eiffel tower would be great for the bride with a French background. If the traditional bride and groom are more your style, make certain to pick figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. These days, they can be ordered online or have your collection custom made.