36 of the Best Wedding Cake Toppers
Choosing your wedding cake is actually quite complex. You have to decide on a number of things, including its flavor, size, and design. Luckily, dreaming of the sweet end result makes the process a little bit easier (or, at the very least, more exciting). Plus, most of the decisions are fun to make—who doesn't enjoy sampling dessert? Snacking aside, one of our favorite parts of dessert planning is selecting your wedding cake's topper. While the detail is by no means required, many couples like the idea of crowning their confections with one. That's because doing so can really set your cake apart. If you're in search of the perfect finishing touch, stick around for some great ideas. We've put together a list of amazing wedding cake toppers to inspire you.
Traditional cake toppers most often involve figurines of the bride and groom, but your options don't end there. You can either modify the classic version—perhaps by adding a figurine of your pet—or do something different altogether. Laser-cut words and phrases are especially popular lately and can be used to display a quote, your names, or just your initials. Alternatively, you can work with wire letters, as shown on this adorable Nothing Bundt Cakes dessert. Other décor possibilities include flowers, banners, or even fruit. But really, you can work with whatever motif you like—the more meaningful and personalized to your relationship, the better.
Top an amazing night off with an amazing wedding cake topper to match. It'll be just one more element of your reception that guests won't soon forget.
This Cake Concept dessert's copper "yay!" topper "absolutely described the emotions that day," this bride shared.
Why stop at one great topper, when you can have three? This couple served three separate M Cakes Sweets cakes: a large one displaying their newly-shared last name, and two small ones that said "I do" and "me too."
The bride and groom dinos were a fun addition to this Sablée wedding cake.
The bride borrowed these Prince Charming and Cinderella toppers from her parents, who used them at their wedding decades ago. Instead of putting them on top of her crepe The Sugar'd Gnome cake, she placed them beside it for the brunch reception.
What's more celebratory than metallic tinsel? It was strung on a string and held up with sticks for a festive topper to this The Cake & The Giraffe confection.
This groom honored his motocross accomplishments by crowning his Cakes by Maggie confection with an old trophy.
The punctuation in this Summit Cakery cake's "for.ev.er." topper helped guests read it aloud just so.
This couple had a woodland-inspired affair, complete with a Front Range Catering Co. cake with a wooden mountain topper that read "our greatest adventure begins."
Make it clear that cupid struck with an arrow-themed topper like the one on this Sweet Treets Bakery dessert.
These racquets may not have served tennis balls, but they helped this couple serve the ultimate tennis-themed Bobbette & Belle cake.
A banner displayed this couple's names on their funfetti wedding cake.
If you like the look of a traditional topper, but don't want something so basic, try finding one where the figurines are doing something other than standing. On this Kiss the Cook wedding cake, the groom dipped the bride.
This couple's hobby, rollerblading, was displayed with a custom Sweet + Saucy cake.
This The Flour Factory cheese cake had the cutest thematic topper, reading, "you are the cheese to my crackers."
This bride's mother gave a 1950s cake topper to the couple and each bridesmaid.
Rustic Love Birds
This couple's confection was crowned with a rustic bird cake topper.
One of the many confections this wedding boasted an antique topper first used at the bride's great-grandmother's wedding in 1915. It was covered with a cloche.
DIY Wedding Bells
This cake topper derived its charm from two wedding bells made with quilling paper, which were framed by vintage millinery lily-of-the-valley buds and a vintage linen ribbon, tied into a bow.
Ana's Custom Cakes topped this dessert with a miniature sugar sculpture of lilies of the valley woven together in a horseshoe-shaped arrangement.