In recent years, bride and groom wedding cake toppers have been described as cheesy, tacky, and out dated by modern cake designers, but you might also consider that they are traditional, and if done tastefully they can be a lot of fun. After all, what makes a wedding cake different from just another fancy cake if it doesn’t have a wedding topper?
Here are five ways you can have a bride and groom topper on your wedding cake without being accused of being corny:
If you are determined not to have a bride and groom cake topper, there are many fashionable alternatives. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Flowers make a great feature on your wedding cake, whether they are fresh flowers to match those in your bouquet, or iced flowers tumbling down the side of your cake. Ribbons are also a simple yet effective way to decorate your cake and to tie it into your colour scheme.
Making antique jewellery, especially brooches, into a cake topper is currently in vogue, and it is a good way to include your æsomething old’ in your wedding. Work with your cake designer and see how you can incorporate a family heirloom into your top layer.
Some couples design a wedding motif or monogram that features on their wedding stationery. Recreating this motif in icing to use as a stylish cake topper should be simple for an experienced cake designer.
Traditional wedding symbols can be used as wedding toppers in place of the usual bride and groom. These include intertwined hearts, kissing doves, tilted champagne glasses, or a decorative horse shoe for good luck.
Bold patterned wedding cakes, and cup cake towers are both popular wedding cake trends of the moment, and these could look overdone with anything on the top. If you don’t think your wedding cake needs a topper, there’s no real reason to have one.