Wedding Cake Toppers
A wedding cake topper can be a unique way to portray a couples’ personality, with many customised figures and options available. You can have a lot of fun with the style of your wedding cake topper and decoration, whether a novelty figurine of the bride and groom, moulded animals to represent the happy couple, or a beautiful display of flowers for those wanting to keep things simple.
Popular Wedding Cake Toppers & Decorations
We have rounded up some of our favourite wedding cake toppers below for some great ideas.
Just click the image to find out more about each one and where to buy it.
About Cake Toppers
Wedding cake toppers have been popular for many decades, although it is quite hard to calculate when they were introduced. There are many historical stories surrounding the origins of wedding cake toppers; the most probable involving a baker who designed the first ever cake topper for his daughter after she asked him for something to symbolise the love between bride and groom.
Types of wedding cakes to choose from
Cake tasting is one of the most fun parts of planning your wedding, as you visit different cake makers and try out all of their samples before making that all important decision of who to hire. Traditionally, wedding cakes were sumptuous fruit cakes, and were a sign of fertility and prosperity. Modern brides are given plenty of options when it comes to choosing their wedding cake and here are some of our top suggestions:
Wedding Fruit Cake
Still a popular choice by many couples, a fruit cake can be made well in advance as the fruit is soaked in brandy or sherry before baking to give it a moist texture. Fruit cake can also last a lot longer than other varieties and is usually covered in a layer of marzipan and royal icing before decorating.
If you are not a fan of fruit cake, opt for a sponge cake instead. Sponge cakes need to be made as close to your wedding date as possible, and can be made in the traditional vanilla sponge flavour. Other flavours are available such as lemon or chocolate and even more unusual combinations. Some couples are moving toward a tiered sponge cake with different flavours for each tier and we think this is extremely inventive and caters all of your guests!
For a cute and whimsical styled cake, why not have your very own cupcake tower? Sometimes this can be more affordable than a traditional wedding cake, but definitely makes an impact. If you still want a cake for the “cutting the cake” tradition, why not have a Victoria sponge cake as your top tier too?
Having a profiterole mountain to replace your wedding cake isn’t as unusual as it sounds. Known as Croquembouche, choux pastry balls are arranged into a tower and is popular in both France and Italy for celebrations. Originating in the early 18th century, the Croquenbouche makes a beautiful and tasty alternative for your wedding cake!
Similar to that of the profiterole mountain, macaroons are really fashionable at the moment. Macaroons are made from ground almonds and coconut and other flavourings including vanilla. Their pretty pastel colours make such a visual display when stacked into a tower and they taste great too.
Cheese Wedding Cakes
If you don’t have a sweet tooth and want something unusual for your wedding, why not order a cheese wedding cake? Not to be confused with the sweet dessert cheesecake, a cheese wedding cake consists of many different tiers made from different cheese varieties. Served with crackers and fruit, a cheese wedding cake can look just as spectacular as the more traditional options and are perfect if you are fond of cheese and biscuits after a meal.
No matter which type of wedding cake you choose, remember to choose one that you both want rather than sticking to tradition. It’s your big day, and all of these little choices will complete your vision for your wedding.