Wedding Cake Toppers

wedding cake with traditional topperOne of the fun parts of your wedding cake, besides the flavor is choosing your wedding cake toppers.

First, let’s talk about the point of a wedding cake topper. Wedding cake toppers are small models that sit on top of the cake. Usually a wedding cake topper is a representation of a bride and groom in formal wedding attire. So, why? Well, this custom was dominant in US wedding in the 1950s because it represented togetherness. The symbolism is still important and still used, however, there is a lot of variety in choice for wedding cake toppers now. So the reason you want a wedding cake topper besides that it gives you cake a more finished look, is the symbolism. Many wedding customs and traditions are symbolic.

So, besides the bride and groom, what are your options for a wedding cake topper? If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and get married in a temple, your wedding cake topper could be a small model of the temple you get married in. Your wedding cake topper could be almost anything as long as it holds significance for you.

Your wedding cake topper can be made from clay, edible sugar paste, plastic, glass, or even organic materials. Personalized wedding figures are a lot of fun. You can get a professional to create wedding figures for your cake topper that look really similar to you and your fiancé.

Some people choose to top their wedding cake with live flowers, or with icing that has been shaped into hearts, or polka dots, or even a bow. Some of the other things you can use as a wedding cake topper include ribbons, metallic, wax.

The fun part is that unlike fifty years ago when your only choice was a generic bride and groom, today you can get custom made, a variety of shapes, colors, etc. So have fun and top your cake in a way that excites you and that is significant to you.

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