Bride & Groom Q & A – Cake Toppers

Traditional Wedding Cake Topper

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Q. – I don’t know what cake topper to get. Some look so heavy.

A. – Cake toppers come in just about every style – monograms, bride and grooms, doves. Even dragons, the Chinese Double Happiness symbol, a pair of dogs. The possibilities are endless.

So, how to decide what type of cake topper to get?

Easy. Choose a topper that coordinates with your wedding theme and style. You can go traditional with a bride and groom, or choose something more stylized to fit your wedding theme. For Dr. Who fans, have a pair of daleks. And a castle is the perfect topper for a princess theme.

Dalek Wedding Cake Topper - Perfect for Dr. Who Fans

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Castle Wedding Cake Topper

Flowers are a popular choice for a wedding cake topper. You can have your florist create a small arrangement. Or you can use your toss bouquet.

Floral Wedding Cake Topper

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While most cake toppers are made with their purpose in mind – to sit atop a cake – some can be a bit too heavy, unless additional support is in the cake. You certainly won’t want your cake topper to sink down into your cake, or to fall off!

The only way to know for sure is to have your baker the topper do a trial run of just the top tier. That way she can see if any extra dowels or other support methods will need to be inserted into the wedding cake.

Then again, there’s no rule that says you have to have a cake topper. Some wedding cakes are quite lovely with nothing at all on the very top.

Sometimes the Best Wedding Cake Topper is No Topper At All

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If you do decide to use a cake topper and it ends up that it will still be too heavy for your cake, you can always set it on the table next to your cake.

Good luck!

Do you have a question or wedding dilemma? Let me know. I’d be happy to help. Contact me at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586.

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