Whatever wedding cake you choose, it will be unique to you as a couple. From the number of tiers, to the style, design and even the fillings, it’s rare to see two wedding cakes that look exactly the same - and the right wedding cake topper will help it to be even more unique!
Wedding cake toppers can completely transform the look of a wedding cake, making it a fabulous focal point at your wedding reception, and the perfect finishing touch for your chosen wedding cake.
Whether you're after a chic, barely-there wedding cake topper, or a hilarious themed one, here’s our pick of the most fun, unusual and unique wedding cake toppers around. Next up - time to choose your wedding cake flavour!
Personalised Wedding Cake Toppers
A personalised wedding cake topper will be the perfect keepsake from your wedding. Including your names or the date will make it extra special and you can use it to top celebration cakes throughout your marriage.
1. Custom Celestial Wedding Cake Topper – from £19.71, Dream Cutting
If your partner leaves you with stars in your eyes, this romantic moon cake topper from Dream Cutting is for you. This handmade topper is available in eight different finishes and works with every theme from glamorous to rustic. You’ll be over the moon with this one.
2. Bunting Wedding Cake Topper – £13, Logan Riley Designs
Add all the fun of a village fete to your wedding with this cute bunting cake topper from Logan Riley Designs – perfect on a naked wedding cake. It’s made out of burlap to delicately flutter above your cake: make sure you get someone videoing as you cut into your tiers!
3. Mr and Mrs Wooden Wedding Cake Topper – £20, Sophia Victoria Joy
What a finishing touch to your wedding cake! This whimsical topper from Sophia Victoria Joy comes complete with the happy couple’s surname for a unique look. The stem is long enough that it can sit flush to your cake or above any other decoration, such as fruit, flowers or foliage. It’s a simple but incredibly romantic touch to your cake and will look fantastic in photos.
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4. Rose Gold Wedding Cake Topper – £15, All Her Glory
This banner style topper from All Her Glory is pretty, ornate and features both your names in a beautiful calligraphy-style font and your wedding date. It’s a great statement topper and the rose gold colour is totally on trend.
5. Slatted Wood Wedding Cake Topper - from £14.99, Manta Makes LTD
If you're having a country farm or barn wedding, tie your cake into the day with this slatted wood personalised wedding cake topper. This decoration really will add to the best day ever!
6. Destination Wedding Cake Topper – £42.16, Amazing Woodcraft
This wooden travel topper from Amazing Woodcraft shows two US states, but if you’re both from different countries you can have those crafted to show off your international love. Other sentimental ideas include the country you met and where you now live, where you’re having a destination wedding, or where the proposal was if it was abroad. This is unique and meaningful, especially to couples who’ve had a long journey to find each other.
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7. Arrow Wedding Cake Topper – £20, Sophia Victoria Joy
If you’re looking for something a bit funky and different, this love heart design from Sophia Victoria Joy is it. Personalised with your initials and in lots of different colours (like this mirror gold, which we love), this is an eye-catching and original wedding cake topper.
8. Geometric Heart Wedding Cake Topper – £20, Sophia Victoria Joy
This stand-out cake topper from Sophia Victoria Joy is seriously cool. It’ll add a stylish touch to any cake, but would work particularly well with a simple, stark cake design. You can add your names and surname into the heart to make it even more unique, but the design alone is eye-catching enough. It comes in a large selection of colours and three sizes to fit every theme and cake.
Couple Wedding Cake Toppers
Perhaps you want your wedding cake topper to represent you both as a couple? We have picked out some of our favourite couple wedding cake toppers that can be tailored to perfectly represent you.
9. Tandem Bike Wedding Cake Topper – £35, Wire Bicycles
Whether you’re cycling mad or just love this tandem bike riding duo, this bicycle cake topper from Wire Bicycles is certainly unique. Surprise your other half who loves their bicycle with it and then have it as a keepsake after the wedding on the mantelpiece or shelf as a lovely talking point. Your names can be written in wire and attached for free to the bike.
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10. Wooden Peg Doll Cake Topper - £50, Sunshine Shenanigan
These handmade wooden peg doll wedding cake toppers are seriously special and made to order specifically catered to each couple. So much detail goes into them, from the feathered dresses to the ribbon ties, plus you can even request swatches of your real wedding outfits be included!
11. Crochet Wedding Cake Topper - £29.95, Ivory Tree House
You'll fall in love with these sweet crochet wedding cake toppers. You can personalise them to look just like you and your partner, plus you'll receive an adorable red heart with every order.
12. Mr and Mr Cake Topper – from £16.64, P2 Topper
We love the simple style of this Mr & Mr cake topper from P2 Topper, it would be perfect sitting at the top of an elegant buttercream wedding cake.
13. Lego Wedding Cake Topper – £57.69, Bare Sock Crafts
For Lego fans, what cuter way to celebrate your wedding day than a topper made out of it? Each Lego figurine and set-up is customisable with different outfits and hairstyles so it can look just like you - such a fun take on a wedding cake topper!
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14. Personalised Puzzle Pieces Wedding Cake Topper - from £14.99, The Great British Craft Shop
You and your partner were made for each other and a fabulous way to represent this is with these personalised jigsaw piece wedding cake toppers. They'll look amazing on top of any sort of cake.
Family Wedding Cake Toppers
Whether you are becoming a stepfamily or you have children together that you want to really feel part of your big day, a family wedding cake topper is a lovely way to honour this.
15. Family Wedding Cake Topper – from £25.29, Topper Designer
The elegant silhouette style of this cake topper by Topper Design is stunning and even more ideal if you are a bride who has chosen a fishtail wedding dress!
16. Name Cake Topper – from £13.86, Wedding Table Number Co
We love this personalised wedding cake topper from Wedding Table Number Co, it’s perfect if you want to celebrate your new family name.
17. Family Model Wedding Cake Topper - £24.99, Hitched Shop
So you've found the perfect wedding cake topper to represent you and your other half, but what about the kids? Over at the Hitched Shop personalised baby, toddler and children wedding cake toppers are available to complete the whole family. We love the idea of placing them on different tiers just like this cake.
Animal Wedding Cake Toppers
If you want a wedding topper that features your pet or your favourite animal then browse our selection of these animal wedding cake toppers.
18. Crocheted Rabbit Wedding Cake Topper – £29.95, Ivory Tree House
This delicate cake topper shows two crocheted rabbits and a little red heart. It’s subtle enough to not draw attention away from your cake, but makes a touching addition. You’ll love keeping these after the big day.
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19. Couple and Pet Cake Topper – from £16.64, P2 Topper
Are you having your pet at your wedding? If you are then why not also include them in your cake topper! We adore this style from P2 Topper and you can choose from a range of designs and pets!
20. Dog Wedding Cake Topper - £19.99, Hitched Shop
You can also include your pooch on your big day with this miniature furry friend wedding cake topper. Choose from a Dachshund, Labrador, Shih Tzu or a Bichon Frise.
21. Penguin Wedding Cake Topper – from £14.99, Great British Craft UK
Give your cake the wow factor with this cute penguin cake topper. Penguins are known for having just one mate for life so there’s some lovely symbolism in this choice of topper. You can get it in lots of colours, but we love the simplistic shadow design.
22. Love Birds in a Nest Wedding Cake Topper - £29.99, Hitched Shop
This adorable pair of lovebirds snuggled in a little nest is the perfect addition to a rustic wedding cake and would work wonderfully at a woodland wedding venue. You could even pop a few chocolate mini eggs around the cake topper to really set it off.
23. Giraffe Wedding Cake Topper - £34, Tickety Boo Toppers
Animal lovers look no further, we think we've found the perfect wedding cake topper for you with these spectacular giraffes. You can dress the giraffes up however you like, from colourful bowties to metallic crowns.
24. Sea Otter Wedding Cake Topper - £100, Heartmade Cottage
If you have a little more budget to spend on your decorations these adorable otter wedding cake toppers from Heartmade Cottage will look gorgeous. You can also pick from a range of different animals, from red pandas and reindeers to bears and beavers.
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25. Flamingo Wedding Cake Topper - £105.39, Love Nesting
Planning a destination wedding? These flamboyant flamingo wedding cake toppers will add so much personality to your cake! The undersides of the flamingos can even be personalised with your initials and your wedding date.
26. Personalised Love Birds Cake Topper and Wire Heart - £61.02, Do The Deco
This love bird wedding cake topper is effortlessly romantic. Add your initials under the birds for an added special touch.
Cute Wedding Cake Toppers
If you're looking for a cute wedding cake topper that's pretty and full of romance then take a look at some of our favourites.
27. Pearl Heart Wedding Cake Topper - £12.20, Vintage Taylor Maid
You can still opt for a glam wedding cake topper without taking the attention away from the cake itself. This 'love' wedding cake topper is simple yet glamorous and would suit all types of icing finishes, from naked to full frosting.
28. Doughnut Wedding Cake Topper - from £14.37, Estes Design Studio
If you're planning a donut tower creation instead of a traditional wedding cake we've found the perfect wedding cake topper for you. Shaped like a doughnut and with the slogan 'donut mind if we do', you won't have seen this unique wedding cake topper at many occasions.
29. Happily Ever After Wooden Wedding Cake Topper - £15.99, Hitched Shop
This happily ever after wooden topper looks spectacular on a simple white cake with green foliage. It elevates the cake to the next level, without being too much.
30. Two Peas in a Pod Wedding Cake Topper – £30, Hello Blondie UK
As well as making a great wedding gift or anniversary present, this ‘peas in a pod’ cake topper from Hello Blondie UK is a fun, quirky touch to your cake. Handmade in Yorkshire and stamped with your initials, these peas have a slightly rustic look that’s perfect for a vintage wedding theme.
31. And So The Adventure Begins Wedding Cake Topper - £19.95, Here's To Us
How cute is this 'And so the adventure begins' wedding cake topper? It comes in four different colours, including a rustic wooden style, so you can pick one to suit your wedding theme and style.
32. Script Brushed Silver Double Happiness Wedding Cake Topper - £9.99, Hitched Shop
The Chinese double happiness symbol wedding cake topper is commonly used as a Chinese wedding symbol to represent double the joy and happiness for newlyweds as they begin their marriage. It looks stunning paired with the cherry blossom icing detailing on this white cake.
33. White Feather Wedding Cake Topper – £19.98, Hitched Shop
If you’re rocking a modern and minimalist theme, these simple but beautiful porcelain feathers are a statement cake topper. Don’t dismiss them if you’re after a more relaxed vibe too – there’s a real free spirit feel to them. If you’re toying with the idea of an owl or other birds at your wedding, this will totally complement your theme.
34. Stylish Embrace Wedding Cake Topper - £54.99, Hitched Shop
Glamorous couples will adore this chic, minimalistic wedding cake topper from the Hitched Shop. It seamlessly blends into a white cake, almost as if it's been made of icing!
35. Arrow Wedding Cake Topper - £14, The Wire Boutique By H
This Cupid's arrow-inspired wedding cake topper is perfect for any romantic. You can add your initials on either side of your heart to take your wedding cake to the next level.
Funny Wedding Cake Toppers
Are you a couple that loves to inject a bit of humour? Then a funny wedding cake topper is a great way to add some subtle hilarity into your big day (without disrupting your theme!).
36. Finally – £16, Twenty-Seven
Are you that couple that have been together forever and everyone would ask when you were getting married? Then this fun 'Finally' wedding cake topper from Twenty-Seven could be perfect for you.
37. Cheese Wedding Cake Topper – £26, The Letter Loft
Not everyone wants a sweet wedding cake. For those opting for a big stack of cheese instead, this ‘so cheesy’ wire cake topper from The Letter Loft is fun and a bit different. Coming in lots of wire colours, you can match it to your cheese of choice. It’s a sturdy design that’ll slip as easily into your brie as cheddar and won’t bend.
P.S. It also comes in a matching ‘cake!’ option that works brilliantly if you’re having both a normal and cheese cake.
Film & Television Wedding Cake Toppers
If you're both complete movie-buffs or you love nothing more than a night in with Netflix then why not choose a wedding cake topper inspired by your favourite show?
38. Up Wedding Cake Topper – from £18.85, Dogs Cake Topper
Is there any love story sweeter than Carl and Ellie in Disney Pixar’s film Up? If you’re both fans then choose this cake topper. We adore those balloons! You can also add some personal details, like the date of your wedding.
39. Doctor Who Wedding Cake Topper – from £14.51, All For Wedding Studio
Get your geek on with this Doctor Who cake topper. This seller makes lots of fan favourite designs including Woody and Bo Peep from Toy Story and Wall-e and Eva so whatever you two love as a couple, you can find it.
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40. Star Wars Wedding Cake Topper – from £8.99, Simply Acrylic Design
'I love you.' 'I know.' Every Star Wars fan knows that famous scene. If you’re looking for something that might cause slightly fewer arguments on your big day, but still shows off your love of the Force, then this topper from Simply Acrylic Design is for you.
41. The Great Gatsby Wedding Cake Topper – £16.99, Funky Laser
Throwing a 1920s-themed wedding? Top your cake with this line from a The Great Gatsby-inspired song. It’s a fantastic literary touch and will set the mood up for one hell of a party. If you’re going all out with your decorations, this statement design will really top off your shindig.
42. Mickey & Minnie Mouse Wedding Cake Topper - from £12.99, Simply Acrylic Design
Disney-loving couples will adore this personalised Mickey and Minnie wedding cake topper. It's elegant, intricate and comes in 14 different colours including mirrored options.
43. Lobsters Wire Wedding Cake Topper - £28, The Letter Loft UK
Give a subtle nod to Phoebe from Friends with this lobsters wedding cake topper. Not only is the cake topper itself gorgeous, it comes in a beautifully packaged box tied with brown string and dried flowers. We think it would make a lovely present to gift the happy couple before their big day.
44. The Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Cake Topper - from £13.87, Tanya 8K Design Studio
Dreaming of a day with a bit of a Gothic edge? Chances are you're a Tim Burton fan. This Jack and Sally-inspired cake topper is perfect for any couple that loves The Nightmare Before Christmas and their sweet love story. Add your names and wedding date for an extra special touch.
45. Always Wire Cake Topper - £14.50, La Fille Creative
You're always going to love your new spouse, so why not show it off with this wire cake topper? The 'Always' message is perfect for any fans of Harry Potter too, who want to include a nod to the series in their special day.
46. Lift Dancing Inspired Party Acrylic Wedding Cake Topper - £16.99, Funky Laser
Sure, you're not allowed to put Baby in a corner, but you absolutely can put this Dirty Dancing-inspired wedding cake topper on top of your wedding cake. It comes in a whole host of different colours, including some metallic and glitter options.
If none of these wedding cake toppers tickled your fancy, why not browse our list of wedding cake toppers for TV and film buffs? If you’ve picked out one of these unique cake toppers, use it as the finishing touch to an unusual wedding cake to make a quirky statement.
Are Wedding Cake Toppers Necessary?
In short, no. Wedding cake toppers are a tradition that many nearlyweds choose to include, but many cakes look beautiful with a clean top as well. The traditional cake topper would be a figurine of a couple on top of the cake, but more recent trends have led to many more options for couples, from sparkly cake toppers to funny cake toppers to movie-inspired cake toppers. Couples also have the option of asking their cake designer to create an edible topper from fondant or sugar paste, if they don't want the top to be bare. Sugar flowers are a great cake topper option if you're not ready to go all out on a more unique topper!
Do People Still Have Wedding Cake Toppers?
Many couples choose to include a wedding cake topper on their cake, although some nearlyweds opt to skip the tradition. If you do decide to include a cake topper, it will make a lovely keepsake from your wedding day that will remind you of your delicious dessert for years to come. You could even break it out in future to celebrate a special anniversary!
How Do You Make a Unique Cake Topper?
If you're planning a DIY wedding, you might want to try your hand at crafting your own unique cake topper as well. There are plenty of online resources to help couples design and create their own cake toppers. Pinterest and YouTube would be great places to start if you're looking for cake topper tutorials to follow. You'll be able to browse inspiration and find a design that suits your wedding theme perfectly.
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