Before I saw these little numbers on The Bride With a Blog (aren’t they cute?) I confess to having something of an antipathy to toppers for the wedding cake.
Most of what served as reference included plastic versions of a bride and groom in conventional white dress and black tuxedo that served no purpose but to differentiate one cake (birthday) from another (wedding).
But this whole DIY trend that is infecting weddings with fever, resulting in nothing short of a rash of incredibly unique ideas and fancies, has meant that even wedding toppers have got an overhaul.
Now you can even have wedding toppers custom made for your wedding, so that you end up with an ‘original piece of art’ that is guaranteed to get you into the pages of a Bride magazine, or, at the very least, will draw more than a few oohs and aahs from your guests.
The significance of cake toppers has escalated to such an extent that they are touted as your way to ‘express your individual style’. Admittedly, the predominant trend is still inundated by little plastic figurines, although the diversity and the postures have increased.
But dig a little deeper, and have a closer look at design sites like etsy.com, and you’ll see a completely different take on the toppers. Now you can get them in wood, paper and textiles with an originality that far surpasses the plastic generation, and brings humour and artistry to the mix as well.
Wether you want to dress your cake top simply with flowers, a monogramed topping, original and arty figurines or something more humorous, there is so much more to choose from now than before.
Here is a list of other alternatives, if you want something for your cake, but the cheesy topper just doesn’t do it for you:
- Flowers – nothing says it quite like…
- Jewels – bright
- Monogram – some motif that you’re using, perhaps, in your invitation, is recreated for the cake top
- Symbols like kissing doves, intertwined hearts etc.
That ‘s if you’re going the wedding cake route at all, as they’ve been described as cheesy and outdated by advocates of the dessert table.
Happy Wedding Planning!