Wedding cake toppers come in all forms and are the perfect way to add that extra bit of something to your wedding cake. Furthermore, the cutting of the cake is one of the most sentimental and photographed moments of your wedding day, so you’ll want the most charming cake topper around to help make it extra special. So once you’ve sorted out which beautiful wedding cake stand you want, check out our selection of some of our favourite wedding cake toppers.
57 Fun Wedding Cake Topper Ideas
Monogram/Lettering Wedding Cake Toppers
A lovely cake topper idea is to use letters or monograms to create your initials on top of the cake, like we did in our modern fairytale wedding theme with these artistic Modern Fairytale Monogram Acrylic Cake Toppers in Metallic Gold.
We also love these “floating” cake toppers, which are made in such a way that you can’t see the bases, like the below “Classic Floating Monogram” white acrylic cake topper and the “Greenery Floating Monogram” acrylic cake topper. You can also get some very lovely acrylic block cake toppers too!
Minimalist Wedding Cake Toppers
Minimalist cake toppers are rather popular in contemporary weddings, as they’re simple but very, very stylish. For example, these simple wooden-peg figures are very understated yet very cute, and you may even choose to have them personalised with paint.
Featured above: Minimalist Wooden People Cake Topper with Faux Eucalyptus Wreath by whichgoose on Etsy
We also love this “Stylish Embrace” cake topper, featuring the silhouette of a bride and groom in front of an artistic heart:
Also featured above: Large Fabric Ruffle Flowers
Other minimalist cake topper ideas we love include using a simple photo of the couple, perhaps a Polaroid, attached to a stationery holder or name card alternative that’s then secured on top of the cake. We also love these simple acrylic hearts.
Animal Inspired Wedding Cake Toppers
If you’re an animal lover you might even want to use animals as your wedding cake topper, from these very cute hugging, interlocking bears and mini woodland animals to more traditional love birds or porcelain doves.
We also really, really love these “Beautiful Butterflies” cake sets, available in a selection of stunning colours.
Additionally, if you want to add a beloved pet to your wedding cake you can with these pet cake toppers. This is just one of many ways of including your dog at your wedding, and look how sweet they are! There’s even an adorable cat!
Featured above: Cat Figurines
Porcelain Couples Wedding Cake Toppers
At Confetti we love to go that extra mile to make sure your big day is tailored to suit you, which is why our wedding cake toppers are not only influenced by the latest fashion, trends and styles but also by our brides and grooms. Our range of porcelain cake toppers are not only hand painted to perfection but are also available for you to personalise by hair colour, and often skin tone as well.
Browse our full range of cake toppers by skin tone here, and you’ll be able to choose between “Light”, “Medium”, and “Dark” skin tones for a choice of different cake toppers, including this “A Kiss and We’re Off!” cake topper below (complete with a “Honeymoon Bound” tag):
Confetti’s cake toppers come in so many beautiful designs too, often boasting modern twists on traditional poses—dynamic poses with lovely features instead of the couple simply standing next to each other. Take a look at these examples of some very romantic cake toppers:
This “True Romance” cake topper shows the bride swept up into her groom’s arms, almost reminiscent of a first dance.
This rustic couple by a fence cake topper is full of country charm and features the bride in a gorgeous white or blush pink dress and the groom in a casual shirt and trousers, while our “Row Away” wedding couple in a rowboat features a bride and groom embracing on lovely rowboat with “Just Married” bunting strung across the back.
Our “Leaning in for a Kiss” cake topper is one of our most popular, featuring a bride in a modern ruffled wedding dress and holding a balloon while her groom holds a bouquet of flowers behind his back.
Our “A Sweet Embrace” cake topper is lovely for a shabby chic or rustic wedding, featuring a relaxed groom with his hands in his pockets while his bride embraces him from behind. Our “Indie Style” wedding couple figurine features a bride and groom looking lovingly at each other and holding a sweet “We did!” sign.
The above “A Kiss above” bicycle and Motorcycle “Get-Away” cake toppers are especially quirky, one showing the groom on a bicycle (with a basket of flowers and trailing ruffles) while his bride gives him a sweet peck on the cheek, and the other showing the bride and groom perched on the back of a very cool motorbike.
These cake toppers are also in wonderfully dynamic poses—our “The Look of Love” cake topper features a sitting groom looking lovingly into his bride’s eyes while the bride perches on the edge of the wedding cake so that her dress falls beautifully down the side. Our “A Romantic Dip” couple does exactly what it says on the tin and features a groom dipping his bride as if during the first dance.
We’re also very fond of this “A Cinderella Moment” cake topper, featuring a groom kneeing before his bride and kissing her hand.
Furthermore, we also offer a beautiful pair of traditional Indian bride and groom figurines:
Mix and Match Porcelain Wedding Cake Toppers
Our range of hand-painted porcelain cake toppers also includes a selection of stand-alone cake topper figurines, from which you can “mix and match” to create the perfect cake topper couple. E.g. like these interchangeable “True Romance” bride and groom cake toppers:
Same Sex Wedding Cake Toppers
These mix and match cake toppers cater for all different types of couples from skin tone to sexual orientation. For a lesbian wedding you can take your pick of these gorgeous mix and match bride cake toppers to create a stunning cake topper couple:
Above, clockwise from top left: #1 Fan Cheering Bride Cake Topper Figurine | “Read My Sign” Bride Cake Topper | “Curvy and Burly” Cake Topper | Fashionable Bride In Elegant Pants Suit Cake Topper
And for a gay wedding, grooms can pick from our range of charming mix and match groom cake toppers:
Above, clockwise from top left: “A Love Citation” Policeman Groom Cake Topper | “Love Serenade” Guitar Playing Groom Cake Topper | “To the Rescue!” Fireman Groom Cake Topper | Groom In Traditional Morning Suit Figurine
Completely Personalised Weddiing Cake Toppers
While Confetti’s porcelain cake toppers are able to be personalised they may not look exactly like you though, so you may decide to instead opt for a completely custom cake topper from a professional sculptor/model maker that’s made to your exact specifications. It will be a lovely one-of-a-kind memento and keepsake after your wedding day, and perhaps even a future family heirloom.
Featured above: Katie and Ian’s Superhero Themed Real Wedding
Children Wedding Cake Toppers
Your wedding cake topper doesn’t just have to be for the couple—Confetti have a range of children cake toppers of babies, toddlers, and preteens that are perfect to represent your flower girls and/or page boys and any children of your own you might have. (Shown below with our “Mr. & Mrs.” porcelain figurine with ampersand).
Motif Wedding Cake Toppers
Another popular wedding cake topper idea is to use a symbol or motif, like the below trinity knot framed by a heart. The trinity knot (or “triquetra”) is a Celtic symbol that represents “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” and so is a lovely cake topper for a religious wedding. But knot-tying can also be a big part in alternative unity ceremonies such as a hand fasting wedding ceremony. Furthermore, you can just as easily use a motif that isn’t laden with symbolism and is simply something you like, such as a snowflake for a winter wedding.
Themed/Novelty Wedding Cake Toppers
Similarly, you may choose to have a themed cake topper to show off your hobbies or interests: a pair of Mickey Mouse ears for a Disney themed wedding? A fairytale castle cake topper? And how about these very cute R2D2 and BB8 cake toppers for a Star Wars inspired wedding?
Featured above: R2D2 and BB8 Bride and Groom Cake Toppers by ArmyWifeArtist on Etsy
Featured above: Fairytale Dreams Castle Cake Topper
Flowers, Fruit, and Spices
Flowers are always a favourite alternative cake topper to figurines, and they can be works of art (especially when arranged in a decorate cage or container).
And decorating cakes with fruit or spices (like cinnamon sticks) are some of the easiest and most effective wedding cake topper ideas. That doesn’t have to mean just neatly arranging pieces of fruit on top though—have you ever considered carving lovely designs into apples, as shown in our selection of alternative wedding catering ideas?
Signs/Bunting Wedding Cake Toppers
It’s very easy these days to have a tailor-made sign as your wedding cake topper—perhaps laser-cut for an even more ornate finish. We also love these charming bunting-wedding-cake-toppers which are full of homespun charm and very easy to DIY—check out how to make them in our Mini Bunting DIY. You can even combine this idea with words by using personalised signs with your names on or celebratory wording such as this “Just Married” cake bunting.
Wedding Cake Accessories
Your wedding cake will, most likely, be a big part of your wedding reception, so you’ll want to make sure you present it in the best possible way through wedding cake accessories such as paper napkins, paper plates and boxes, cake serving sets, and wedding cake stands.
Furthermore, your wedding cake topper will probably become a treasured keepsake after your wedding day and could even be brought back out again during your various wedding anniversary milestones. Until then, don’t hide it away in a drawer—show it off on a beautiful cake topper display stand complete with a photo frame that’s perfect for a wedding photo, a copy of your wedding certificate, or a copy of your wedding vows. (Also featured below: “Indie Style” wedding couple figurine).
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