Article by Anna Pola

 

Just as much as the bride, the dress and the ring, the cake topper also has quite the shining appearance at any wedding. Moving on from the traditional ‘bride & groom’ figurines, most couples are opting for a more simplistic cake base with an elegant topper to complete with a ‘cherry on top’.

 

Here are some inspiring DIY ideas to keep your cake looking stylish & sophisticated!

 

Glitter Cake Topper.
Sparkle with a gorgeous cake topper. Buy one readymade from EmilyStffen on ETSY or make your own!

1. Glitter Lettering

Wooden words like ‘love’, ‘dream’ etc can be found at any good craft store and in all shapes and sizes. You can also find individual lettering if you prefer. Paint the colour of your choice and sprinkle with glitter for that added sparkle on top.

Wire wedding topper
Wire wedding topper, how fantastic! Buy custom from WeddingPros on ETSY or make your own at home!

2. Wired Words

Grab yourself a wire coat hanger and pliers and simply twist the word you like into shape. Probably best to sketch out the word first for a guide and add some super glue to the ends that may stick out. Paint over with gold or silver paint and voila! So effective & stylish!

Wedding cake flags
Wedding cake flags are easy to make and look so effective!

 

Fabulous and creative cake topper design with swirls
Fabulous and creative cake topper design with swirls

 

Simple and effective heart cake toppers
Simple and effective heart cake toppers

 

Simple and effective heart cake toppers
Simple and effective heart cake toppers

3. Love Flags

Can be easily teamed with the theme colours of the wedding and can have as little or as many as you like. Grab some wooden skewer sticks and coloured paper and cut the designs you desire, ensure a little tab is placed on the edge of the shape to curl around the stick, ready to stick in the top of the cake. You can even buy premade ones from Betawife on ETSY!

Cute ceramic figurines look lovely on a wedding cake!
Cute ceramic figurines add a simple yet romantic touch to any wedding cake!

4. Ceramic Cute Animals

Lovebirds, rabbits, chickens and all sorts of cutesy animals or ornaments make a gorgeous topper. Home/gift ware stores and even cheap shops stock some cute little ceramic pieces. Pictured here are my favorites…bunnies! How cute!

Fake flower wedding cake topper - it is important to get good quality fake flowers, so they don't look too 'fake'!
Fake flower wedding cake topper – it is important to get good quality fake flowers, so they don’t look too ‘fake’!

 

Wedding cake with real flowers, you can have as little or as much as you like! Have fun with it!
Wedding cake with real flowers, you can have as little or as much as you like! Have fun with it!

5. Flowers

Lastly, flowers never go astray to complete an elegant affair. Sometimes cake makers can charge quite a price to make an edible one so maybe opt for a beautiful, large, fake flower to place on top. Again, craft stores can cater for some quite real-looking blooms to use. Alternatively, you can always ask your florist for real flowers which would be arranged on the day to remain fresh.

 

Enjoy,

Anna x

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