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People often ask me: do people still use cake toppers?


Perhaps there was a time when cake toppers were much more mainstream (nowadays, where decorating has come such a long way, a top bouquet of either hand-made rolled-chocolate flowers or buttercream flowers is probably more common), but many folks still go with toppers.

We’ve seen them all:  traditional bride and groom figurines, lovebirds, custom clay-casts in the likeness of the couple, a pair of Black Labradors on the top… anything goes.  It’s your cake!

So how does it work, if you want to use a topper?

  1. You provide the topper.  You know your style best, find something that fits your relationship and the theme of your wedding.
  2. The topper does not stay with Dessert Works.  Your cake would never travel on delivery with a topper (it’s too precarious to risk) — so your topper will be placed at the venue once the cake has arrived.
  3. Dessert Works does need to know (a) the dimensions of your topper’s base and (b) its general material.  You can email us measurements, send us a link to the topper picture online, etc.  If your topper is made of a heavier material (clay, ceramic, etc.) – we may dowel the top tier to ensure it is fully supported.
  4. Should we decorate around your topper with a ring of flowers, or accent bunches of flowers?  Or, should the topper be the sole focal point?  We’ll sort out all these questions in the process of designing your cake.

What do YOU think about toppers?  What the best cake topper you’ve seen?