Every wedding cake needs something good to top it off. 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. Have a look at 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 find a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines from the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They are made from great materials such as porcelain, Bakelite, or occasionally 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, 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 (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bike or holding fishing rods) and in the event you can't 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. You will find 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 little lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, then pick a three-dimensional snowflake decoration. 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. Or how about a mermaid for a wedding on a boat? Be 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 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 mini 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 select figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. These days, they may be ordered online or have your collection custom made.