Wedding Cake Toppers

  • Posted on January 24, 2012 at 3:26 am

Are you feeling overwhelmed and out priced even before you really start the major parts of your wedding accessories gathering? Want to save money, but still have an elegant wedding topper that kicks butt in taste, elegance, AND within your budget?
What if you could find the perfect cake topper, but a cake topper that was different than the norm. Something that is not cookie cutter in look or design. Maybe one in which you can even save some real money on the things that during your wedding reception, EVERYone looks at, and still have a stunning display?
Have you ever noticed that all of the wedding cake topper figurines only have one or two different faces? There is no real differentiation between a Caucasian, the African Diaspora, Asian, or Hispanic figurine. That is other than skin tone and possibly thicker eyebrows for Hispanic and curlier hair for the people of African Diaspora descent. Otherwise all are based on Caucasoid features. In order to have real inclusiveness (within the wedding cake topper) more thought must put into the manufacturing process, as well.

After the recent passing of the bill to allow gay (Same-Sex) marriages into law, (here in New York state) I began to really look at what was out there for wedding cake toppers. Not much has changed even when I was getting married almost seven years ago, but shouldn’t it. Have you really looked? Do you feel stuck in the 1980’s? All the wedding toppers really are from the same mold, but with hair differentiation and of course coloring, but if you look at the human forms, they are all from the same mold. Now that’s personal, right? It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling of it being mass produced doesn’t it?

Wouldn’t it be completely fun to have exactly what you want? Make it special, make it fun and make it yours and your fiancé’s AND it not cost an arm and a leg? Most wedding cake toppers start at $99 and upwards, but they aren’t personable at all. There are a few companies out there that have much less expensive ones, but the features and figures do not change even from the more expensive ones. It’s your wedding reception, so make the wedding topper say who you are. Late last year I was going to have a wedding topper “how to” workshop, but with various things happening within my own life, I was not able to pull that off. Now my husband, the designer, wants in on the act and is starting to design some extraordinary wedding toppers for real world people. That’s not to say that you cannot make your own wedding cake topper, because of course you can. I still may have the Wedding Decor Workshop in conjunction with a “How To” hands-on exploration with working with flowers, in the near future. For now I want you think about what types of wedding toppers you might like to see. I want you to imagine making your personal wedding cake topper fresh and bopping just like you.

Marriage, especially with the inclusion of a reception is about community, but com’on. We don‘t want to feel like we are part of a communal clone society. At least not when we have gone to all the trouble to have our wedding be a bit different from other people’s and more like who we are as a couple. As a keepsake, the wedding topper should be a bit different, don’t you think?

Some History About the Wedding Topper

Prior to the 1950’s wedding cake toppers were either decorative sugar or natural flowers. During the 50’s the idea was born to show the couple’s life as it becomes just shortly after the marriage ceremony; a togetherness on top of the cake. Prior to a mold, I am sure there was added work for the pastry chef to create the couples on top of the cake, either standing in formal attire or sitting on the side of the cake in formal attire. Thus started the idea for mass production, I suppose.

1 Comment on Wedding Cake Toppers

  1. Via says:

    that people will ethier love or hate her Honey Lavender Cake. I do not want to serve a cake that people may really dislike at my wedding! Wilson does include some interesting ethnic cakes, such as the Tropical Passion Coconut Cake with Macadamias and the Tahitian Vanilla Bean Pound Cake with Orchids and Fruit, both of which would be nice in tropical climates. However, as a northerner, this cake wouldn’t work very well for me. My conclusion is that the book is not very useful for the everyday bride. My sister will be making my wedding cake, so I was looking for a book that had some pretty and creative wedding cake ideas. I found Wilson’s book to be a little TOO creative for my (and I think most brides’) tastes.

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