8 Topping Ideas for that Stunning Wedding Cake
Just like every bride needs a veil, your wedding cake needs a cake topper! This crowning glory atop your cake is the one thing that makes your cake truly yours. Really, since the modern cake toppers come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the non-edible collectibles to the tasty fondant creations, chances that you won’t find something you like are slim. Check out our pic-spiration gallery before you head down to see your wedding cake bakers. They’d probably won’t mind you bringing a few personal elements.
Bored of the usual nondescript smiling bridal couple figurines on top of your cake? Pick a couple silhouette instead. These stylized images of couples in lovey-dovey poses are not limited to just kissing and hugging. You can have them ride a bicycle or share an umbrella! Couples ordering a pastel cakes for their spring wedding needn’t worry that the black and white colour scheme is too stark! The base colour can be changed to softer colours such as pale lilac or soft pink. Details, like your names, your wedding date or romantic phrases e.g. “We Do”, makes your topper even more personal.
Banners need not be tiny jute triangles bound by twine between two bamboo skewers! Brightly coloured paper cut outs or painted thin wooden pieces make equally lovely banners. They appear slightly stiffer, but on the plus side, they can be cut into shapes that are usually impossible to maintain when working with cloth pieces. Substituting the twine for coloured ribbons or tying the ribbons round the bamboo skewers brightens up your topper! Soft pinks or other pastel ribbons are the go to colour scheme for any spring wedding cake.
Decorative Paper Cut-Outs
Paper is highly versatile. Besides making lovely colourful banners, you can make a 2D or even 3D figures! Most of the time couples tend to opt for 2D cartoon-like pictures to emphasize the fun nature of their chosen material. The only drawback is that you need to have high quality ink and a great printer in order to get vibrant and beautiful images! But that’s not the only way to get lots of bright lovely colours! Using coloured paper of various sizes also produces pieces with nice solid colours. By adjusting the thickness and the number of layers you can create a more 3D piece like the one in the in the top left hand corner. A dab of glitter and ribbons are the little finishing touches that makes your cut-outs even prettier.
Double Happiness Symbols
Wedding cake toppers can be traditional as well. The 囍 seen in many of the gifts and decorations found at Chinese weddings are a great choice for the more traditional couple. Getting these characters in red will reflect the auspicious nature of this momentous occasion. Couples preferring a different colour scheme can choose a silvery metallic or even gold base. Paper, plastic or metal are more commonly used, because many couples want to keep their toppers as a memento, but you can substitute these hardy materials with something just as study but way yummier – chocolate! This delectable topper is usually moulded from white chocolate and then air-brushed to the colour of your choice.
There is something about Hello Kitty and her companion Dear Daniel that allows them to worm their way into the hearts of women both young and old. So finding a Hello Kitty wedding cake topper shouldn’t be that surprising really given the popularity among some die-hard fans. You can find her and Daniel dressed in any wedding costumes imaginable – traditional Chinese outfits, traditional Japanese outfits (they’re originated from Japan after all!) and the western gown and tuxedo. For any soon-to-be-married Hello Kitty lover, these cute clay figurines are something worth adding to your collection.
Speaking of clay figurines, the Precious Moments figurines are another range of collectibles that are highly sought after! They have an undeniable “cute” factor quite akin to the Hello Kitty figurines mentioned above. Brides wishing for a set of these doe-y eyed statuettes for their collection will not be disappointed! You can choose anything ranging from the Disney inspired fairy-tale collectibles to a couple riding in their getaway car. Perhaps the only real drawback of picking a Precious Moments topper is that the couples are dressed in western-style outfits rather anything oriental.
Lego Bride and Groom
Lego is now the in thing not just among kids but adults as well. And, unlike the charms of the Hello Kitty and Precious Moments figurines, this is one topper more grooms can relate to! Given how easily it is to customize Lego, you can write to the company and order a Lego bride and groom set. Those wishing for a challenge can attempt to build the bridal pair out of smaller blocks. Literally, your imagination is the limit, when it comes to playing around with these tiny blocks! Some couples have even opted to have their Lego figurines made from fondant rather than plastic. This is certainly a tasty alternative for those not looking for a keepsake.
Another cute alternative to clay or plastic figurines are wood peg dolls! These hand painted creations can paint different details so that they resemble you and your spouse in a very recognizable way – like adding a moustache or beard if the groom has one. Other than painting the dolls to decorate them, you can dressed them in tiny outfits made from cloth and even attached a veil or silk flowers to the bride doll. They certainly are an adorable centrepiece for any rustic wedding.
With so many choices, there’s really no reason for you to leave the top tier bare. Just a simple banner or a silhouette does make a world of difference! It makes your cake stand out from the rest of the wedding cakes you have seen in the past. You would definitely want to look at your photos and smile happily remembering your beautiful wedding cake, which was the star of your reception.