Wedding Tradition: Cake Toppers
Indisputably, the finishing touch on any wedding cake is the topper.
This seemingly simple addition to your confectionary masterpiece is an
essential part of not only your wedding cake but your wedding day as a
The tradition of placing a decoration on top of the
wedding cake started in the eighteenth century, when couples began
putting wooden figurines on top of their cake to symbolize unflinching
devotion to one another. These wooden figurines gave way to more modern
plastic replicas of the bride and groom.
Today, figurines are
still popular among many couples, but with many options out there, more
and more people are choosing alternative cake toppers. The
possibilities are nearly endless for what can function as your wedding
cake topper. Your wedding should be focused on you and your new spouse,
and your cake topper should reflect your styles and personalities, as
well as your wedding theme.
There are no limitations on wedding
cake toppers, however, there are some topper alternatives that are more
popular than others. For example, a trend that is growing in popularity
is using the coupleís new monogram as the cake topper, with simple or
ornate letters stuck into the top tier of the cake.
popular idea is to set a lightweight vase on top of the cake, and use
flowers to mirror those of the other centerpieces at the reception. It
is important that your vase not be too heavy, or it may sink into the
Photos make a popular cake topper as well. With photo cubes
and unique frames, you can have a picture of you and your new spouse as
the focal point on your cake.
With the many options available
(these are just a few) there is no reason for your wedding cake to be
boring! Remember that your cake topper, just like the whole day, is
about more than just ribbons and bows, itís about starting a new life
with a person that you love.