There was a time when all you could see on top of a wedding cake was a traditional bride and groom figurine or an arrangement of flowers, either fresh or made from fondant that can look quite real and actually delicious.
Nowadays, there are many more wedding cake toppers to choose from, with materials ranging from fabric, fondant, plastic, ceramic and glass. Much thought is being put into creating and making wedding cake toppers to complement a wedding theme and make a statement. You have the luxury of choosing from several popular themes - funky, funny, traditional, tropical, musical, sporty, monograms - whatever theme you can think of, you can find one ready-made or have someone make it for you.
Here are some ideas on where to find the popular wedding cake toppers:
1. Cake Toppers. This is a fast-growing online specialty shop that started business in 2001. Cake Toppers is specialty branch of Wedding Mountain, a part of Woodland Manufacturing, an internet retail company. It is dedicated to wedding products and accessories such as gowns, shoes, tiaras, invitations, gifts, favors and a lot more. They offer a selection of wedding cake toppers that are manufactured by them or sourced out from quality suppliers.
2. Just Cake Toppers. It is another company from a family-based company called CK Auctions, Inc., a chain of online retailers that offer specialty products for different niche markets. Just Cake Toppers offers a unique selection from several suppliers. They have monograms, traditional, precious moments, character, religious, ethnic, floral and toppers based on hobbies and careers in different price ranges. Payment can be through several credit cards and PayPal. They ship orders from 2 to 5 workings days. Standard shipping charges apply.
3. Ice Standard. This is an online specialty shop that caters to weddings and wedding accessories and decorations. They carry a host of items for different wedding themes, wedding favors for each season, themes, types and several well-known wedding favor brands. Their wedding cake toppers come in a variety of materials from filigrees to comical figures to metal monograms, resin and glazed ceramics. Price ranges from $0.74 to about $34. Ice Standard honors several credit cards. They ship via UPS or Fedex and products will be delivered within five to ten business days.
4. Wedding Collectibles. This online shop is pricey than other online shops. It is a veritable treasure throve of all things related to weddings such as accessories, apparel, stationery, jewelry, wedding favors, themed weddings, wedding gifts and wedding cake toppers. The wedding toppers they carry are made from porcelain, resin, plated metals, plastics painted in gold and etched acrylic. Some cake toppers are accessorized with pearls and Swarovski crystals. The shop claims that they have some unique wedding cake toppers that cannot be found in other online wedding specialty shops. They can also have your own 5.5-inch caricature figurines made by their artists and sculptors using polymer clay and with your photograph as reference. The shop has several exquisitely hand-made and hand-painted ceramic figurines with 24-karat gold trim. These wedding cake toppers are really collectible items are priced as much as $80. Wedding Collectibles offers free ground shipping for orders over $75. Standard shipping rates apply.
5. Stellar Glass. For something more unique, Stellar Glass offers original hand-blown glass designs from Frank Horvath, a very well-known glass artist. They also carry imported crystal sculptures and figurines to top your wedding cake.
6. Wedding Accessories. This online wedding specialty shops carry unique wedding cake toppers from contemporary artist Ty Wilson. You can view a selection of his wedding cake toppers called Ty Wilson Match-rimony such as the bride and groom in different hair colors, mix and match figurines and ethnic figurines.
You have the choice to have a simple wedding cake topper made from fondant and fresh flowers, which can be designed by your wedding cake designer. You can also check out these online wedding cake topper specialty shops which carry a wide selection in various themes, designs, materials, poses and price ranges. These new whimsical wedding cake toppers will bring back beautiful memories each year that you celebrate your wedding anniversary.