Choosing a Cake Topper

Cake toppers are a great way to add a unique touch to your cake. They are reusable and can be used for birthdays or other special events.


Some toppers also include additive elements of scenery; a bride and groom stand surrounded by beach souvenirs, for example, evoking the couple’s lived experience with each other.


Cake toppers can be made of many colors, from solid block colors to multi-color swirls. They can be used to decorate cakes for any occasion. Choosing the right color is important, as it will affect the overall appearance of your cake. A colorful cake topper can make a great impression on your guests and add to the enjoyment of the party.

Edible cake toppers are typically made from icing and can be piped, shaped, moulded or printed on. They can include the theme of the party, a message for the guest of honour or a photo. They can also be re-used for future parties. Cardboard cake toppers are the most common and can be ordered directly from a party shop. They are simple to use and biodegradable.

Most cardstock cake toppers feature letters or numbers that are cut out of the material to create a more interesting and readable design. They may also be brushed with food-safe dyes to get a more vibrant or metallic effect. For example, a rainbow top can make your cake look magical.


Cake toppers are a beautiful addition to any cake. Whether the cake is a simple or elaborate creation, the perfect topper will make the occasion memorable and special. However, choosing the right one can be difficult. A cake topper must be proportional in size to the cake, and it should also fit with the theme and style of the event. For example, a flamboyant topper would look out of place on a simple and classic wedding cake.

Generally, a topper should be slightly smaller than the cake. This will ensure that it doesn’t overpower the cake. However, the cake topper’s design is more important than its size. A good rule of thumb is to choose a design that is easy to read.

When designing a cake topper, it is best to start with the lettering. This is because the thickness of the font can have a big impact on how the topper looks. You should also consider how the letters will be welded together. For example, if you are making a crown cake topper, you may want to add some glitter or gold flakes.


Topper can add a fun and unique element to a cake, but choosing the right shape is important. Whether it’s for a birthday or a wedding, a topper can set the tone for the entire event. It’s important to choose a topper that reflects the theme of the party, as well as any special requests the celebrant may have.

A popular option for a cake topper is a glittery heart-shaped topper. This type of topper can be personalized with a message and is perfect for a special occasion. It also makes a great keepsake after the event.


The materials used in a cake topper are important because they affect the message that is conveyed. For example, a topper made of a rhinestone monogram is ideal for wedding cakes, while a paper monogram is perfect for birthday parties. Toppers also come in a variety of shapes and materials, from plastic to wood.

Cardstock is one of the most popular materials to use for a cake topper. This thick material is sturdy enough to support a variety of different designs. It is also malleable, allowing you to create unique toppers with ease. You can also use acrylic for a cake topper, which is food-safe and provides flexibility.

Some toppers are made of icing, which allows them to be piped or shaped into various designs and include a personal message for the guest of honor. These are a great option for a simple, affordable cake topper. However, they are often hand crafted, so careful planning is required before applying them to a cake. For this reason, they are best applied an hour or two before the event.


Whether your clients are hosting a wedding, birthday or another celebration, cake toppers can be the perfect finishing touch for their event. A quality topper will help to accentuate the theme and style of the cake, while also adding a personalized element that is meaningful to your client.

For example, a popular trend in wedding cake toppers is to feature cut-out calligraphed words (such as names or monograms) on top of the cake. This adds an elegant and whimsical touch to the wedding cake, and can make the couple feel extra special on their big day.

A cake topper can also inject a bit of humor into the occasion, with witty quotes or playful characters. For example, a fun ‘Finally!’ wire topper from Twenty-Seven is perfect for couples who want to express their excitement for their big day. Similarly, this ‘So Cheesy’ topper from The Letter Loft would be great for couples who are celebrating their love with a stack of cheese instead of a traditional cake!