Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

The wedding cake is such a core piece of your wedding celebration. Whether you go with the new fashionable fruit cake and keep it healthy and light, or the more traditional chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or cheesecake, a wedding cake will always need a topper.

Cake toppers are a key piece when it comes to decorating a wedding cake and it is an opportunity for the bride and groom to show their personality. Cake toppers can be made of any material (sometimes even edible) and come in so many shapes and sizes. Look at these sweet ideas to spark your cake decor imagination!

Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

 

 

Infographic courtesy of Simply Bridal

{Guest Post} Rain or Shine: Chocolate Wedding Cakes for Every Season

You don’t have to twist my arm too hard, to get me to eat chocolate! In fact, I LOVE good quality chocolate in any shape or form – especially decadently beautiful cakes. That’s why when Zucchero Patisserie sent over this wedding cake feature, I knew I was in a heap of trouble. The “I-won’t-stop-for-anyone” chocolate-binge kind of trouble! Yep. Damn it!…there’s goes my diet again!

Calling all chocolate cake lovers! If your ultimate indulgence is cocoa-based, a chocolate wedding cake is the only choice for your big day. Your wedding is all about celebration and indulgence, making chocolate the ultimate matrimonial treat. 

With the demise of the traditional white marzipan-and-fruit cake concoction (which, let’s face it, isn’t the scrummiest or most exciting of options) a whole new era of wedding cake creativity has been ushered in. We now have more choice than ever and this can be fantastic, but also more than a little confusing!

Way back when, fruit cake was the only established option and you didn’t have to worry about whether your guests would enjoy it, what it said about you and your relationship, whether it was in keeping with your ‘theme’ or even whether your cake was right for the season.

Don’t panic! The expert purveyors of chocolate at the creative Zucchero Patisserie have come up with some delicious chocolate wedding cakes everyone will love, perfect for all styles and seasons.

Light and Lovely Chocolate Cakes for Spring Weddings

The spring is a favourite time for weddings. It’s warm, but not scorching, nature is just beginning to burst back into life. As a time for fresh beginnings and fertility, it’s perfect for your big day, but how do you choose the perfect chocolate cake for a spring wedding?

Floral flavours are particularly fashionable at the moment. Rose, lavender, violet – these delicate flowers have romantic associations which are ideal for your big day. You’ll need to select a delicate chocolate too, so as not to overpower the floral notes. Choose a high quality white or milk chocolate with a relatively low cocoa content and make sure your pâtissier knows how to blend the flavours perfectly – this is a tricky one to get right!

Zesty Chocolate Cakes for Summer Weddings

The key to a perfect chocolate summer wedding cake is to inject a little zest and to play with the chocolate options available to you. A really dark 70% cocoa chocolate alone will be much too heavy for a hot summer wedding, one option is to incorporate fruit into your recipe – citrus fruits in particular offer a zesty edge which can turn an over-heavy dark chocolate cake into a tangy, refreshing summer treat.

Raspberry works particularly well with dark chocolate and Seville orange is also especially scrumptious. Take care not to overcomplicate though – too many flavours can really overdo it, leaving your guests with a funny taste in their mouth. One strong flavour to balance out the chocolate is often more than enough to tantalise taste buds. A flavoured liquer can also be used to add an extra, sweet dimension to your concoction. For dark summer chocolate cakes consider Grand Marnier syrup or Cointreau.

Meanwhile, if you’re considering a less intense summer chocolate choice, white chocolate and strawberry  cake with a champagne syrup is particularly yummy. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.

Sweet, Autumnal Wedding Cakes

As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, autumn is prime time for a lovely nutty chocolate cake, with all the delicious ingredients nature has to offer. Think hazelnut, almond, pistachio, cherries and warm, wholesome flavourings like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. A spiced chocolate orange cake is also a divine option. If you’d rather leave out the healthy stuff, a praline chocolate concoction is also divine and is guaranteed to be well received. A Ferrero Rocher wedding cake, who could resist?

Rich, Indulgent Winter Wedding Cakes

Winter is the perfect chocolate cake season. The richer your wedding cake, the better! With the nights drawing in and the weather giving everyone the chills, indulgence is the order of the day. Choose your very favourite chocolate and then double it, triple it! (If you’re a chocolate lover with a twist, try combining dark or milk chocolate with a chilli kick for an extra warming touch – be warned though, not all of your guest will be so adventurous!)

When it comes to pure chocolate wedding cakes, chocolate quality is essential, whether you’re a white chocolate fan or a dark chocolate diva, choose the very best chocolate available, with a good cocoa content, and your wedding’s centrepiece will leave everyone with a smile on their chocolate-covered faces!

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Zucchero Patisserie are the creative chocolate wedding cake specialists. To discover more tantalising flavour combinations and wedding cake inspiration, visit Zucchero today.

 

{Cake Inspiration} Vera Wang Inspired Wedding Cake with Purple Flowers

We all know how amazing Vera Wang’s bridal creations are, so it’s not surprising her stunning bridal gowns are inspiring cake designers left, right and centre. This impressive design by Anna Elizabeth Cakes is another perfect example. With it’s breathtaking large purple flowers and delicate floral detailing I’m sure it would do Vera proud. Absolutely gorgeous!

 

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Cake Designer: Anna Elizabeth Cakes / Photo: Vasia Wedding Photography via here

{Cake Inspiration} Ruffled Wedding Cake in Pink & Gray

I would have to say this pretty two tiered concoction with layers and layers of delicate gray, white and pink ombre ruffles literally ‘takes the cake’ as far as I’m concerned. What girl wouldn’t be smitten with this amazing ruffled wedding cake? It’s so pretty.. and whimsical… and ethereal, you want to wrap yourself in it from head to toe!  This will have to be filed under one of my favorites for 3 big swoon-worthy reasons: 1. It has a pretty pastel palette in vintage tones of pink and gray 2. It’s topped with a gorgeous crown of plump peonies, and 3. I love the ombre design – it gives the cake a modern meets vintage vibe all rolled in to one! Yes, I’m sold. Bring down the hammer! That will be ‘one fabulous wedding cake to go‘ thanks!

Ruffled Wedding CakePink and Gray Ruffled Wedding Cake

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Cake Designer: Magdalynns / Photos: onelove photography via SMP

{Cake Inspiration} Crepe Wedding Cake with Lavender

If you’re after a unique wedding cake with full of French finesse, then you can’t go past this superb french crepe wedding cake with lavender decoration. This sophisticated creation is the signature cake for Petite Eve Chocolates and consists of 20 delicate layers of handmade French crepes layered between a yummy filling of whipped pastry cream. You can choose between three delicious fillings of either whipped chocolate ganache, lemon curd or vanilla bean pastry cream – all which sound incredibly delicious to me. Not only is this a totally unique wedding cake, but one which would add a dose of European sophistication and style to a pretty lavender inspired event. Totally yum, totally pretty and totally French…. Voila!

Crepe Wedding Cake with LavenderLavender Wedding Cake IdeasLavender Crepe Wedding Cake

Cake Designer: Kate Dunbar of Petite Eve Chocolates / Image: Lavender & Twine

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Looking for unique wedding cake ideas? Browse these gorgeous suggestions:

 

{Cake Inspiration} Pretty Croquembouche with Spun Sugar

The historical French croquembouche with it’s majestic design and historical origins, will always come in and out of vogue for weddings. We’re seeing a bit of a comeback of late – just like this gorgeous creation from an equally stunning handmade Sydney wedding. I love how the over-the-top design is toned down by displaying it on a rustic-style timber log. And the use of spun sugar and teeny-tiny white flowers give it a magical and whimsical look – a lovely mix of organic, glam and pretty. I expect we will see more croquembouche’s inspired by this year’s glamorous wedding trend making an appearance.

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Cake Designer: Gumnut Patisserie / Photography: TeaLily Photography

{Cake Inspiration} Silver Art Deco Wedding Cake

This glowing silver art deco wedding cake is just the thing for a stylish 1920s or 1930s inspired modern soiree. It features three tiers covered in silver round disks giving it a wonderful modern look, plus a single white/cream bloom to soften the whole effect. Love it!

Silver Art Deco Wedding Cake

Designer: unknown / Image via Pinterest

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Looking for art deco or vintage inspiration? Then take a peek here:

{Cake Inspiration} White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

Be inspired by this beautiful 4 tier square white wedding cake decorated with a delicate grey lace doily feature and large white bloom. I think this gorgeous creation would look amazing for a rustic glam or vintage inspired wedding cake! In fact, the design is so gorgeous you could style your whole wedding on this look!

White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

 Cake Designer: Sweet & Saucy Shop

{Cake Inspiration} 1920s Couture Inspired Wedding Cake

Inspired by a intricate rose pattern from a Parisian 1920s Zimmermann couture dress this stunning hand-painted wedding cake is more like a piece of collector’s artwork than a slice of indulgence. Whichever way you look at it, it truly is a French fantasy as far as we’re concerned. 

1920s Couture Inspired Wedding Cake

And here’s the 1920s Zimmerman dress I found which helped bring the delectable confectionery to life:

1920s Zimmerman Flapper Dress

Cake Designer: Inticing Creations / Dress: Zimmerman circa 1922

Chevron Wedding Cake Inspiration

Want your wedding cake to make a bold and modern statement? Then chevron stripes not only have contemporary cool, but will make a stylish impression too. I love the zig zag graphic style of a chevron pattern which not only looks fabulous on these cakes but can also become a wonderful accent throughout your decor and wedding details. Look at these awesome chevron cakes we found to ignite your bold modern wedding inspiration.

Chevron Wedding Cake Inspirationvia Style Me Pretty


Chevron Wedding CakesSweet Sensations / Vanilla Bake Shop

Chevron Pattern CakesCupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach

Chevron StripesMadisons on Main / The Cake Blog

Chevron CakesMy Sweet & Saucy / Sweet Sensations

Chevron Wedding Cake Picturesvia Green Wedding Shoes