If you're on the countdown to your wedding day, you've no doubt got endless tasks to take into account. The dress, the tux, the guests, the cake... but what about the cake topper? An easily overlooked detail when organising your big day, choosing the perfect cake topper will provide that much-needed finishing touch to your wedding cake and can be even kept as a keepsake once the day is done.
Don't fret, as this article breaks down all the key considerations, from material to sizing and style. We've even included a ranking of the 10 best cake toppers available on Amazon UK - so all that's left for you to do is tie the knot!
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of wedding cake toppers available and understand how our ranking was determined.
This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
My Pretty Little Gifts
More Than Words
Wedding Cake Figurine of Kissing Couple
Personalised Oak Wedding Cake Topper
Gay Wedding Cake Topper
Elegant Lesbian Cake Topper With Customisable Names
Arora Design - Love and Cherish
Love Heart Pearl Cake Topper With LED
Funny "Finally" Wedding Cake Topper
Dogs Wedding Cake Topper
Personalised Wedding Wooden Cake Topper
Mr and Mrs Cake Topper
Classic Bride and Groom Topper That’s Perfect for Sophisticated Weddings
Rustic Wooden Calligraphy Topper With Customisable Titles, Names and Dates
Celebrate Your Love With These Traditional Resin Grooms
Customisable Black Acrylic Topper of Dancing Brides
Unique Topper in Neutral Tones for Larger Cakes
Light-up LED Heart With Shimmering Rhinestones for Showstopping Cakes
Keep Things Lighthearted With This Novelty Acrylic Topper
Celebrate Your Special Day Alongside Your Four-Legged Friends
Keepsake Heart to Look Back at Your Special Day for Years to Come
Sleek Black Acrylic Silhouette Topper With Calligraphy Detail
|Theme||Traditional||Modern, rustic||Traditional, LGBT||Modern, LGBT||Traditional, rustic||Modern||Novelty||Modern, novelty||Modern, rustic||Modern|
|Dimensions||18 cm||14.5 x 12.5 cm||10 x 6 x 15 cm||15 x 15 cm||23.6 x 12.2 cm||20 x 13.2 cm||19.3 x 16.4 cm||12.7 x 17 cm||Not specified||17.6 x 10.8 cm|
|Material||Resin||Wood||Resin||Wood, acrylic||Resin||Iron, rhinestone||Acrylic||Acrylic||Wood||Acrylic|
There are three little words that every spouse-to-be loves to say: stay on theme! Whether you want your wedding to be the height of elegance and sophistication, or a day filled with light-hearted fun, every last detail should reflect the very best aspects of yourselves and your love.
If you want something classic and traditional, opt for a small statuette of the happy couple. For something a little more jovial, choose a novelty topper that will make your guests laugh. For a modern look that retains the elegance of a traditional wedding, you may prefer to choose a calligraphy cake topper or one that uses silhouettes, rather than three-dimensional figures.
As well as choosing the right theme, it's important that your chosen topper is the right size in order to avoid over or underwhelming on the big day. More importantly, an oversized topper could potentially cause damage to the cake if it's too heavy. To avoid disaster, ask your baker what the diameter of the top tier will be.
The topper should always be smaller than the diameter of the top of the cake, and for calligraphy toppers, you should aim for one within an inch of the size. For example, if the top tier is 6 inches, your calligraphy topper should be between 5 and 6 inches.
You will also need to decide on a material for your cake topper. The most common are resin, wood and acrylic. Take a look through the key features of each to decide which you would prefer.
It's no secret that weddings can be expensive, so it can be tempting to opt for a budget cake topper since you'll only be using it for one day. This is a perfectly viable option and you should never feel pressured into buying something that's out of your price range.
That being said, many couples like to save cake toppers as cheerful reminders of one of the happiest days of their lives. If you want to do this, it's important that you factor in the quality of the product. Lower budget options are great for saving money, but they may not be sturdy enough to look back on for years to come. To make the keepsake extra special, choose a customisable topper to give it a personal touch.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Dimensions||14.5 x 12.5 cm|
|Dimensions||10 x 6 x 15 cm|
|Dimensions||15 x 15 cm|
|Dimensions||23.6 x 12.2 cm|
|Dimensions||20 x 13.2 cm|
|Dimensions||19.3 x 16.4 cm|
|Dimensions||12.7 x 17 cm|
|Dimensions||17.6 x 10.8 cm|
Written and researched by Alicia Byrne
PC and cameras
Home appliances and electronics
Cosmetics and skincare
Food and drinks
Kids and baby
Interior and furniture
DIY and tools
Sports and fitness
Books, CDs, DVDs
Cars and motorcycles
Housing equipment and renovation
Smartphones and mobile phones