In recent years, the bride and groom wedding cake toppers have been represented by the bride and groom figurine standing side by side on top of the cake and has been described as cheesy, waxy, and outdated by cake designers today. Though they are very traditional, if the right materials are used, they can be a lot of fun and can even bring your wedding cake to a whole new level.
However, if you and your partner belong to the new generation of couples who are determined not to have a traditional bride and groom cake topper, there are many fashionable alternatives for you to choose from. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
Flowers are a great feature to add on your wedding cake. You can choose fresh, plastic, or edible flowers to decorate the topmost layer of your cake. You can also opt to have them match the flowers in your bouquet. There are several ways you can use the flowers on your cake, one option is to have them running down the side of your cake from the top.
Ribbons are also a simple and elegant way to decorate your cake. You can have the ribbon match your color scheme.
You can also use jewelry as a cake topper, especially brooches. It is currently the fad today and it can be a good way to include one of the traditions of using or bringing ‘something old’ to your wedding.
A family heirloom is a great idea for an alternative wedding cake topper. Using it can make your family bond much closer than it ever has before.
You and your partner can design cut out shadows or outline of your heads facing each other and using it as a cake topper as seen below:
Monograms are also popular among young couples who would like to stir clear of the traditional style. You can use letters that are made of pearls or crystals or you can ask your cake designer to recreate the design you like as an edible monogram topper. It should be simple enough for an experienced cake designer to make.
Other wedding symbols that can be used as wedding cake toppers instead the usual bride and groom figurines include knotted hearts, tilted champagne glasses, kissing doves or birds, a embellished horse shoe or a four leaf clover for good luck.
Another option is the bold patterned wedding cakes, or towering cupcakes. Both are very popular wedding cake trends of the moment, however, both could look overdone if something will be placed on the top of the cake. Keep in mind that if you feel that your wedding doesn’t need a topper or anything to sit on top, there’s no real need to have one.
To really think of it, you can place anything on top of your wedding cake if you want too, however, it is better to talk with your designer or baker before doing so, so it will go with the entire theme of your wedding. Take the time to work closely with your cake designer and see how you can incorporate your alternative wedding cake topper designs into the top layer of your cake.