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What themes for wedding cake toppers are on the rise? We have polled customers and have ran our sales numbers to see what themes are getting the love this year.
1. Monograms – Still the number one cake topper theme and style for 2012. Letters and words on top of wedding cakes have been the buzz for the last few years and continues this year. Monogram wedding cake toppers are a great way to personalize the top of your wedding cake with a few letters and a lot of bling.
2. Contemporary – Contemporary wedding cake toppers are the number two on our list of topper themes on the rise. With all love that this theme is getting, one would think that the monograms better start getting worries as they may be taken over in 2013. Contemporary wedding cake toppers are the elegance of figurines and symbols in a solid white, ivory or color. With details focused on shape vs colors of details, the contemporary solid figurines are quickly taking over the wedding cakes.
3. Funny & Novelty – Since 2009, funny wedding cake toppers have jumped up on this list from the bottom all the way to our number three. With all the fun that weddings are becoming, the funny wedding cake toppers are adding to all this fun. With comical gestures like Runaway Brides and Grooms, wedding cakes are becoming a great place to show off how hard it was to get that bride or groom to the altar..
4. Symbols – a slight drop from #3 in our list is the symbols. From the Star of David to the Trinity Knot, symbols are still alive and still a top 5 candidate for a wedding cake topper.
5. Making the top 5 list for the first time, welcome the Country & Western theme. With the growing trend of outdoor weddings and that love for the old time theme, our country and western wedding cake toppers are on rise and make our list at number five.
Nora’s side: The best proposal ever…
Dan and I decided to go on an impromptu vacation in June 2011. Our destination was a first for both of us: Paris, France! We enjoyed hectic sightseeing for the first couple of days of our trip. Then, on the morning of Saturday, June 18th, Dan handed me a pair of train tickets. I was overjoyed to discover that we were going to Giverny for the day. My great uncle was a painter, and many of his paintings are from the French countryside. In addition, one of my favorite artists is Monet, and I knew that his gardens were in Giverny.
So off we went on our early morning trip. We strolled through the quaint town to Monet’s maison. We meandered through his breathtaking gardens which were in full bloom. When we reached a secluded area with a bench, Dan wanted to sit down.
He proceeded to set up the automatic camera. We took a picture and then he wanted to sit down again! I wasn’t all that suspicious, but asked him why we couldn’t rest just a little further down the walk as I knew that Monet’s waterlily garden was nearby.
Dan insisted that we sit down again and he then said “I have something for you. ” He proceeded to pull out a sheaf of papers from his backpack. He read me a beautiful poem about the enchantment of Monet’s gardens and falling in love. At the same time, he was digging in his pocket for something. He pulled out a little plastic bag with a tissue in it and began to unravel the tissue very slowly. As he did this, he got down on one knee, and asked “Nora, will you marry me?” I said “Yes!” Then I promptly burst into tears. A small crowd of French ladies gathered around to admire the ring.
We eventually found our way over to the waterlily garden and it was every bit as beautiful as Monet had depicted so many years before. Now, whenever I look at the flower pattern on my ring, I am reminded of Dan’s beautiful proposal in Giverny and our engagement among the blossoms!
Dan’s side: Just the missing details…
As you might expect, my side starts a bit earlier than Nora’s. I spent many long months trying to find the right moment and location to propose. When we decided to go on a trip, I immediately got excited. After a couple hours of considering our options, we chose Paris! From that moment on, the rest of our lives was set in motion.
I had three weeks to ask Nora’s mom and dad for permission, pick a setting, stone and have the ring assembled and work out the details of an unforgettable proposal. Fortunately, I had some help. Nora’s parents were thrilled at the news and we celebrated together. With the help of Nora’s mom, I was able to keep Nora in the dark about my intentions. A family friend of Nora’s helped me pick a stone and setting to create a beautifully unique combination to fit Nora’s taste. For proposal ideas I searched the web and found many ideas for where to propose in Paris with ALL of them being deemed cliche’. During this search however, the name Monet popped into my mind. I knew he was one of Nora’s favorite artists and I found that he had lived and worked not far from Paris… a distinctive yet personalized location!
I then told Nora that I had made reservations for dinner for that Saturday night. If she had any suspicions, she would expect it at dinner (or so I hoped). Everything was set except for a smooth transition from sight-seeing tourist to love struck proposer. After a great deal of searching, I found the perfect poem to read. It was an amazing connection between Monet, the beautiful garden, love, Nora and myself. And she said “Yes!” My proposal was complete!
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We chose our cake topper after much discussion. My husband is in the Coast Guard and we wanted our cake topper to reflect his uniform (with details!) and my dress, and to at least sort of look like us. We were so thrilled when we found this cake topper online at That’s My Topper.
We were able to customize the hair and details to match our own individual appearances, and the cost was well within our budget.
When it arrived, we were even happier with the end result. We wanted something that was cute, and not stuffy (a lot of the military cake toppers online are just stiff posed figures), but also not risque (we rejected other military cake toppers where the bride’s upper leg was bare). This was the perfect medium between those. The quality is also excellent – it is not some cheap plastic topper! It is easy to tell that careful work went into making the details exactly as we had ordered. The bakery was also able to match the frosting of the cake to the topper so it was a seamless match.
Working with That’s My Topper was an easy process. Ordering was very straightforward and the product arrived carefully packaged in thick foam boxing, so it was protected during shipping. It was one of the easier things we had to purchase for our wedding reception and our dealings with this company went smoothly. We would highly recommend That’s My Topper to any one in the market for a cake topper!
We get the often random but definitely important questions regarding wedding cake toppers so we thought we would share these questions and answers just in case their are others with the same questions!
1. Are wedding cake topper figurines built on a base? Yes, most wedding cake topper figurines are built on a base to help with placement on the top of the cake. We haven’t found a wedding cake topper yet that has just feet for the base…we think they would sink.
2. When you say the wedding cake topper is hand painted porcelain, does that mean its really hand painted. Absolutely! Any wedding cake topper that states hand painted is indeed hand painted.
3. I have a small tier on top of my cake, will a wedding cake topper fit? This is by far one of the more common questions and you simply need to find the actual diameter of the top tier of your wedding cake. Most wedding cake toppers are movable and can be placed in many different positions so as long as you don’t have a thimble on top of your wedding cake, most wedding cake toppers should fit!
4. When we ordered our cake topper, we didn’t realize it was going to be so small? Are most cake toppers within the 5 – 7 inches tall? Yes, they dont get much bigger than that!
We will continue to update posts for common questions regarding wedding cake toppers and we will try to segment them into different categories so we can help you find that right wedding cake topper!
Have a great day!
Our cake toppers can be used for weddings and other occasions. Not sure where to begin? Here are just a few of the types of cake toppers that might be fabulous atop your cake.
Cake Toppers with a Celtic Touch
Claddagh Cake Toppers have a traditional symbol that consist of two hands holding a heart with a crown over the top. There are several interpretations including the wish that love and friendship will reign supreme. Another is that the hands represent friendship, the heart is for love and the crown means loyalty. Today the symbol is worn extensively across Ireland, and has become a popular symbol abroad for those with an Irish heritage or those who are Irish at heart.
Cake Toppers with Letters and Numbers
These cake toppers are a modern, understated way to top your cake – choose your initials, spell out a word such as “joy” or “love”, or use the letters to form a monogram. A single initial is the most basic representation of the new last name that the two of you will share. You may also choose to create a couple’s monogram where the first and third letter represent the initials from your first names while the initial in the middle is the first letter of your new last name.
Double Happiness Cake Toppers
Double Happiness Cake Toppers are a joyful way to top your cake. The two Chinese characters for “Happy” placed side by side. It is an important symbol in the Chinese culture that dates back 1000 years and still today, Chinese couples make sure that the Double Happiness symbol is prominently displayed at their weddings. The symbol has also been widely adopted and accepted in Western culture because of its joyful, positive message. The Double Happiness symbol can also be displayed after your wedding for good luck. Feng Shui masters often suggest keeping it in the Southwest corner of your home which is the Marriage and Romance corner.
This is only a sampling of our cake toppers. A good place to start exploring more options is to browse our New Cake Toppers and Best Selling Cake Toppers.