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20 Creative Wedding Cake Toppers

After looking at some of the biggest wedding cake trends for this year: black beauties, single tier confections and some tasty alternatives to the traditional; today I’ve rounded up some of the most fabulous finishing touches! I am of course talking about the topper, the cherry of the wedding world. You see if these other trends aren’t for you, a sure fire way to wow your guests with your cake, is to finish it off with a creative topper! So I have rounded up 20 of the most fabulous ideas….

20 Fabulous Wedding Cake Toppers


Glorious Crowns

If you are a regular visitor to these pages, then you will no doubt have stumbled across my crush on all things crown! Whether they’re to sit atop your head or your cake, there is no doubt these sparkling beauties add a touch of luxury to proceedings. And with the current modern-vintage and Victoriana trends they have seen a real resurgence in popularity. So for the bride who wants to infuse her day with the romance of eras past – or just unleash her inner princess, they make the perfect wedding cake topper…..

Romantic Wedding Cake Toppers - Crowns

Windsor Lace Crown ~ My Paper Romance // Photography ~ Caroline Tran via Chic Vintage Brides

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers - Crowns

Santos Crown ~ Queen of Crowns // Photography ~ Lindsey Pantaleo via Glamour & Grace


Whimsical Woodland Creatures

Or add a touch of woodland magic or whimsy to your celebration with some sweet animal wedding cake toppers. Gold, ceramic, wood or clay, these duos will look sweet atop your cake…..

Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Gold Painted Animals

Gold Deers ~ Fairyfolk Weddings // Photography ~ Onelove Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

Whimsical Wedding Cake Toppers

Cake Topper ~ MelaboWed // Photography ~ Marie-Michèle Hayeur via Chic Vintage Brides


Love Birds

Or staying with the animal theme, a pair of love birds couldn’t look cuter perched on the top tier or your chosen confection! They come in all sorts of types, styles, colours and sizes and have long been a favourite of mine (you can see my original post here)

Fabulous Wedding Cake Toppers - Birds

Bird Cake Toppers ~ Cotton Bird Designs // Photography ~ Melissa Mills via Hello May

Fabulous Wedding Cake Toppers - Flamingos

Flamingo Wedding Cake Toppers // Photography ~ Pixie Rouge Photography via Chic Vintage Brides



If I had my time again, this is the type of topper I would choose! I just love the idea of hand painted miniatures of you and your beloved gracing the top of your wedding cake! Best of all, you get to keep and cherish them after the big day – some even come with beautiful Victorian style glass cloches to protect them. And I would definitely get one that included our pup Bodie!

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Painted Peg Topper (Goosegrease have similar) // Photography ~ Hunter Ryan Photo via Artfully Wed

Bespoke Wedding Cake Toppers

Painted Peg Bride & Groom Topper ~ Lollipop Workshop // Photography ~ Daniel Stark Photography via SMP



Create a fair feel for your party and match your cake topper to your decor with a delightful little bunting cake topper. You can even personalise it with your names and the date, or some heartfelt words to add a dash of romance…… Oh, and if you’d like to give creating one a go, there’s a great DIY tutorial over on Something Turquoise.

Fun & Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Bunting

Bunting Wedding Cake Topper (Friendly Events have similar) // Photography ~ LM Weddings via Love My Dress

Fun & Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Bunting

Bunting Wedding Cake Topper // Photography ~ Becky Ryan Photography via Want That Wedding


Laser Cut Outs

A little more modern, than bunting or birds, these laser cuts can be understated and chic with a simple Mr & Mrs, or some heartfelt words or even works of art like the beauty that topped bridal designer Anna Campbell’s wedding cake…..

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Lasercut Cake Topper ~ Glistening Occasions // Photography ~ Brown Paper Parcel via Chic Vintage Brides

Bespoke Wedding Cake Toppers - Laser Cut Out

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper ~ Alexis Mattox Design // Photography ~ Cat Lane Weddings via Love My Dress


Vintage Treasures

A treasure from an era past makes the perfect topper for the vintage bride. Especially if its a family heirloom! If you’re not lucky enough to have a family member with one hidden away somewhere, allow plenty of time to find the right one – as it isn’t so easy to find one in good condition nowadays.

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper (Gulden Brown Gowns have similar) // Photography ~ Michael + Anna Costa via SMP

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper // Photography ~ Mike Reed Photo via Chic Vintage Brides


Beautiful Berries

For something more subtle and understated, vibrant fresh berries make a gorgeous, and not to mention delicious, alternative cake topper. Especially for the naked wedding cake lover and the DIY bride. Simply add a touch of greenery, perhaps a dusting of icing sugar… and voila!

Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Berries

Photography ~ Josh Gruetzmacher via Once Wed

Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Berries

Photography ~ Chadwick & Jenika of Gantes Co. via Chic Vintage Brides


Seasonal Blooms

Or you can’t go wrong with asking your florist for a few additional blooms. Have them create a little something that co-ordinates with your bouquet for a sophisticated look, or choose one contrasting flower for a more whimsical, just picked feel…..

Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Seasonal Blooms

Photography ~ Elizabeth Fogarty via Chic Vintage Brides

Budget Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers - Seasonal Blooms

Photography ~ Whiskers and Willow Photography via Wedding Sparrow


No Topper

Or how about no topper at all? Let the icing shine and wow with a cake stand instead! Its perfect for this trend of elegant tall cakes that we’re seeing…..

Wow Wedding Cake Stand

Gold Cake Stand // Photography ~ Adam Barnes via Ruffled

Beautiful Vintage Wedding Cake Stand

Metal Cake Stand (Pepperberry Market sells similar) // Photography ~ Kayla Barker via Wedding Sparrow

You will find lots more wedding cake topper ideas over on CVB’s Wedding Cake Toppers Pinterest board. Or for more wedding cake ideas inspired by the seasons, take a look at these delicious delights just perfect for Spring, SummerAutumn, and Winter.