(Closed) Wedding Cake – Cake Topper or No Cake Topper, what did you do and why?!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Four Rivers Environmental Center

I did cupcakes, so  the top of the cake was a giant cup cake and I did a dainty topper. And then I had 2 large cupcakes that were made specifically for us to cut and eat for the cake cutting with another small topper. <br />

Post # 3
21 posts

I knew I wanted a cake topper before I knew what I wanted our cake to look l

ike  because I figure you can keep a cake topper, but you can’t keep a cake. And we’re having a pretty bold cake too. But I had a very specific idea for our cake topper, and consider it  a work of art. I’ll be happy to display it in our home for the rest of my life, or at least until it breaks haha.ETA: Sorry about the spacing, I don’t know how to fix it.

Post # 4
578 posts
Busy bee

We didn’t do a cake topper – it was just cake on top and it looked very classy. I’m not a big fan of cake toppers in general though. 

Post # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Just because I needed an excuse to share mine….

Post # 6
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


I bought a cake topper… but started having second thoughts on using it the night before the wedding after our cake artist posted a sneak peak on instagram.  In the end I left it up to her & the florist and said I’d trust their judgement… during the ceremony I noticed it peaking out of the flowers on the signing table! haha.  They definitely made the right decision 😉  But really… I think it all depends on the cake.


Post # 7
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We didn’t! We did cupcakes and a cutting cake. I think toppers can be nice, but some take away the classiness of the cake. Our cutting cake already had beautifull sugar flowers made on it so I thought it was fine on its own.

Post # 8
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


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Nikkimcq:  We had our florist add some flowers to top of the cake.  The flowers were in theme with the centerpieces and bouquets and cost me about 30 dollars. 

I didn’t want to spend money on a cake topper that I would use once. 

Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


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Nay1976 I love yours! Was it DIY? I may have to do something similar…glitter gold and mint are my colors. 🙂 Otherwise I wasn’t really planning to have one!

Post # 10
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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Nikkimcq:  No cake topper for us as we’re having fresh flowers instead! Toppers can be so cute and i’ve seen lots that I like but I just love the cake we’ve chosen and don’t want to change it! I think either way is fine!

Post # 12
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it depends on your cake.  We didn’t want to spend a ton of money on decorating the cake (the taste was much more important to us), so our most cost effective solution was to make a cake topper since flowers are so expensive.  This cost us $15

Post # 13
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We did a handmade caketopper from Etsy. It was Disney themed and a nod to my childhood. My husband wasn’t fan of cake toppers but since our ivory cake was sitting on an ivory tablecloth against an ivory and champagne background, we thought it might help the cake stand out more.

Our cake was awesome, by the way.

Post # 15
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought some hand painted ones from Etsy. I love that she was able to recreate details including the flowers I’ll be holding, my dress style and FIs gorgeous hair. 

Sorry – I can’t figure how to rotate the photo. Anyone know how that can teach me??

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