When it comes to the dessert table, everyone’s first concern is cake, cake, cake! And while we do love an ooey-gooey chocolate cake or a rose made of sugary frosting, one thing that seems to get lost on our radars all-too-often is the little piece of décor that brings the entire cake together: the topper! Yes, the cake topper is probably your tiniest, most fragile item at your wedding. However, it’s a pretty well-known fact that good things often come in small packages. And honestly, there are some pretty cute designs for these little cuties that will make you seriously reconsider your topper game. Check out the latest and greatest ways to add a little extra ‘umph to your wedding cake:
So classy and so simple, these letters a personal touch to your wedding cake! Opt for two monograms, one each of your first names, or switch things up and add one to represent your *new* last name!
Kate Anfinson Photography
2. Cute Calligraphy
Top your cake with your favorite phrase etched in swirly, sophisticated calligraphy! Whether you're having the "best day ever" or reminding your partner that "it was always you", these sweet sentiments will wow your guests, no doubt.
Kara Miller Photography
Let's get lit! Trade in the traditional cake toppers for these fiery additions that are sure to demand attention at the dessert table.
Gia Canali Photography
4. Personality Cartoons
Yes, these can get a little cheesy if they're executed poorly. However, it's hard not to gush over these tiny elephant silhouettes or these handmade bride-and-groom sparrows. Nonetheless, these are proof that a touch of personality in your topper can be super stylish and adorable.
5. Eclectic Items
Vintage-lovers, rejoice! Consider placing old-timey items, like these glass lightbulbs, atop your wedding cake for rustic vibes galore!
Do you and your hubby hail from different parts of the country? Show off your hometown pride by placing these monogramed state figurines on top of your cake! These adorable additions will be sure to show off your Jersey pride or California love in a chic, minimalist fashion.
Style Me Pretty
What could make your big day more of a fairytale than adding a little Disney magic to your cake?! Get inspired from Disney's most beloved love stories, like Carl and Ellie from Up, to cast lots of well-wishes and joy onto your happily ever after!
Chris and Jenn Photography
Disney Fairytale Weddings
The name says it all! Top off your cake with your new last name, etched in a chic and simple calligraphy font. So cute, you'll want to order yours the second after you get engaged.
9. Polaroid Pics
A Pinterest-worthy cake topper for the truly tech-savvy newlyweds! Add a little ink to your cake topper game by printing one or two (or three!) of your favorite Insta pics onto Polaroids and placing them on top of your sweet confection! This trend is straight-up adorable, no filter necessary.
Amy Fanton Photography
Sethers and Love Wedding Photography
Succulents are definitely having a moment in 2017. Trade in your cake topper for a few of these reddish-green babies to achieve a dessert table with some serious nature vibes.
11. Metallic Flair
We all deserve a little sparkle on our Big Day! Decorate the star of your dessert table with some gold, silver, or copper accents for some serious shine that doesn't look gaudy.
Opal and Rose
Any married individual can tell you that wedding planning is truly a race to the end. Well, now you can celebrate that final stretch with an insanely adorable mini-garland to top off your cake!
Incorporate the geode trend into your cake in a subtle way by topping things off with a crystalized stone in your favorite color! Consider a soft pink, lilac, or glistening blue as your accent color for a cake that literally rocks.
Who needs all of those fancy wires and wooden figurines when you've got juicy clementines, bold raspberries, and so many other insanely colorful fruits lying around?
15. More Desserts
No, you're not dreaming: this is actually a thing. Go to the extra mile by topping your cake with mini-donuts, candy, or any other little sweets that you can come up with! Be careful, you don't want to send your guests into a sugar coma!