DIY Weddings: Cake Topper Ideas and Projects
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Fun for a wedding on the coast or great for a couple who simply loves the beach, a couple of brightly-painted beach chairs look just right on top of Design Star Meg Caswell's "sandy" wedding cake.
These adorable fabric birds can be custom made or you can order a kit to create your own. The bird stands can also be personalized and the bride and grooms attire can even be duplicated on the birdies.
A simple project that makes a big (and sparkly!) statement, these easy-to-make party flags from Something Turquoise are the perfect cake toppers to really get guests in the celebratory mood.
Bring old-school charm to the reception with fun polaroid shots of the bride and groom, like this creative cake shot by Jenny Ebert Photography.
It may be your wedding day, but that doesn't mean you can't act like a kid! Choose a favorite toy from the past (LEGOs? Barbies? Matchbox cars?), and adorn your cake with them for a fun, personal touch.
These peg dolls dressed in traditional African clothing are a great fit for the bride and groom who are celebrating their heritage. Toppers can be customized in an Indian sari, Scottish kilts, Japanese kimonos and more. You can custom order these toppers or purchase a kit to make your own. Design by Creative Butterfly XOX
For a gorgeous floral wedding cake topper that you can keep for years to come, why not try your hand at an arrangement made of painted tissue paper? Get the instructions here.
Save money and create an impressive wire design for the top of your cake that looks like a million bucks. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Keep It Simple
If you're going for a rustic vibe, sometimes basic is the best way to go, as was the case with this simple cake that features two unpainted wooden pegs and DIY bunting.
Another adorable option is this cute deer couple, complete with bowtie and veil. Find this sweet pair at MorganTheCreator's Etsy shop.
Using strips of colorful craft paper, toothpicks and a glue gun, you can create cupcake pinwheel toppers. For a vintage twist, personalize your cupcake toppers with antique buttons — maybe a few from your mother's wedding dress. Learn how to make these. Design by Kellan Studios.
Great for a spring wedding, fresh flowers are an easy way to add color and texture to your cake in a natural, organic way. Edible flowers such as lavender or violets are the perfect choice!
Peg People DIY Kit
Custom order a set of these peg dolls to be a perfect match of you and your betrothed. They are hand-painted with non-toxic paint. For those who would like to create their own custom peg doll, Goose Grease offers DIY cake topper kits.
Put a Bird on It
A darling pair of love birds wearing a top hat and veil are a sweet addition to this three-tiered amaretto cake.
Don't bug out. This cute grasshopper duo is just a plastic version of its happily-hopping counterpart, and it would make the perfect out-of-the-box topper for a nature-loving couple.
Icing on the Cake
This yummy-looking cake by Umpleby’s Bakery & Café in Hanover, New Hampshire proves that simple roses made of icing can be just as stunning as a pricey, store-bought cake topper. Bonus: this version is totally edible!
For pieces that are reflective of you and your partner, Concarta offers customized paper sculptures designed to match your likeness, down to every detail, including the flowers. Simply send a photo of you and your partner and include any special details about your wedding. Design by Angela Belt.
For a holiday wedding, create a winter wonderland on top of your cake. Made from ice-cream cones and sugar candy, these trees would make any cake sparkle. Download the instructions. Design by The Cake Blog.
If your style is more western than beachy, these mini log chairs might be more up your alley. You can find these cute chairs and more like them at MorganTheCreator's Etsy shop.
Another great idea for a holiday wedding is adorning your cake with a cluster of decadent and delicious sugared cranberries, an unexpected bright bit of color that tastes like candy. Get the recipe here.
A cute and sweet message in a bonbon is a great way to top your DIY wedding cake. Just glue your message to a toothpick, insert it in the candy, and place your candy on top of the cake. Voila!
For a simple cake topper with a touch of glamour, create these glitter monograms. Use the first-name initials of the happy couple to celebrate their union. Design by Evie S.
Learn to make your own custom wedding cake toppers in any shape you like using polymer clay. Try two darling mice as seen here, or invent your own cake topper masterpiece. Get directions here.
Fun With Flags
This cake couldn't be any cuter with its flag cake topper and adorable bunting climbing all the way up the cake.