No one really knows how it started, but wedding cakes have had toppers for hundreds of years. While the cake is a representation of you – it’s uniquely designed to fit you as a couple, so is the cake topper. The topper is a great way to add your personality as a couple. Toppers range from serious/elegant to extremely silly.
In recent years, more couples have started choosing ornate, funny, or modern cake toppers. Let’s look at 6 distinct styles of toppers aand see if you can determine which style suits you best.
Monogram cake toppers often include a large version of the married last initial aand includes the initials of the bride aand groom’s first names on either side in smaller lettering. A simple single letter for the last name is also a popular option. The style aand the finish of the letters sets the tone for this topper style. From minimalistic to ornate, in gold, silver, rhinestone, or pearl…a monogram topper is an elegant touch for a sophisticated wedding reception.
A modern cake topper can be a silhouette of the couple, stylized figurines, or stylized shapes. Generally, the modern toppers have simpler lines aand do not have many distinct features. Modern cake toppers can serve a double purpose as they are effortlessly displayed in the couple’s home after the wedding.
Want to have some fun with your cake? From a bride with her groom on the end of a fishing pole, to a football tackle scene, the comedic options are practically endless! These cake topper styles truly let the couple express their personalities.
There are no rules to follow when it comes to selecting your topper; you can make it anything you want. From a simple Mr. & Mrs., to starfish, a cake topper can easily become a statement piece on top of your cake.
Many couples who choose to keep a formal or traditional look to their wedding cake typically top if off with a classic bride figurine in a white dress beside the groom in a black tuxedo. If you want a traditional style topper, there are many choices available, so take some time to look at options. If you’re wanting to add sentimental value to this part of your ceremony or reception, you can use a parent’s cake topper aand keep it as a family heirloom.
Just Go “Topless”:
Increasingly, couples are opting to let go of the concept of a cake topper completely, in favor of a clean, open cake top or a simple floral decoration. Sometimes it’s simpler to leave it off than to make another wedding selection, but most often it’s a decision made to favor a minimalistic, modern, or elegant simplicity that the bride aand groom desire for their reception. Whatever your motivation, your wedding cake can simply go “topless” if that’s what you desire.
A Note to Top It Off:
There are lots of options available today. You want to select a topper that fits the theme of your wedding, the personality of you as a couple, aand that complements your cake. Your baker can provide additional guidance aand will need to know your choice to plan the cake properly. Some toppers are heavy aand require special support in the cake.
What style of wedding cake topper suits you best? We’d love to hear your favorite!