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 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 so many variations available that almost anyone can get a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines from the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They are made from great materials like porcelain, Bakelite, or occasionally wood, and can be found in vintage stores, 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 occasionally have the groom in military attire, and sooner toppers often 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't find what you want, you can purchase 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 general wedding motif. For a nautical wedding, perch a little lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, then choose a three-dimensional snowflake ornament. Coordinate the substances to 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 so many 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 save 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 pair of origami cranes for their own cake. 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 actual couple. These days, they may be ordered online or have your collection custom made.