Cake toppers that won't make you cringe #Stuff we love#cake topper March 23 | Megan Finley meggyfin I have a tingly spot for adorable and creative cake toppers. So, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite cake toppers because they're WAY too cute not to collectively gush over… [Click on the photos to get more info on any of these cake toppers!] I love these guys! They aren't even close to cake toppers — this is an aquarium decoration. These guys have an air tube connector to turn them into a bubbling aquarium feature. So, you could use them as a cake topper and then use then again to keep your fishies happy. These handmade vintage-style owls are just the sweetest little things. You so rarely see such a gloriously dark cake topper. This is perfect for a goth wedding or a Halloween wedding. It's so pretty and eerie at the same time, I love this one. Goth cake toppers for your dark wedding tastes Are you looking for a wedding cake topper that's as dark and delicious as your goth wedding plans? Well, I've rounded up a few goth cake toppers that might fit… Read More Where are my biker couples? I can tell you where they are… grabbing their wallets to jump on this bad-ass cake topper. Oh, and you know what kills me… the little license plate that says "just married." This collectible skeleton figurine is absolutely perfect for a Dia de los Muertos wedding, or for any couple who really wants to push that "Til Death" idea! And — this is either going to freak you out or make you happy — they're totally tongue kissing, and it's rad. Any Mr & Mrs Smith fans out there? Or perhaps, bride and groom police officers? FBI? Gun nuts? This cake topper is bad ass and HAWT. This is probably my favorite find of ALL TIME — it's zombies, it's comics, it's weddings, it's all those combined, which means AWESOME! These two dragons are nuzzling, their tails entwined, to form a heart! Aw. Perfect for a medieval wedding, or a geeky wedding, or any wedding because it's freaking awesome! I love that this cake topper couple looks like they're posing for a funky offbeat wedding booth photo! Sweet! We've seen quite a few Tim Burton-inspired weddings, so I just had to throw in a Nightmare Before Christmas cake topper. Who doesn't love a little harmless sexual harassment with their wedding cake. 😉 Of course, if you're not afraid to amp up the sexy on your wedding cake, this one is all sexy/huggy romantic and whatnot. It's been years since I wrote the post about salt and pepper shakers as cake toppers, but I am STILL crazy about these guys. My mom bought me those flamingos — I just LOVE 'em. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Allison & Jason's spiritual, frickin' cold, tango-infused wedding NEXT More questions: mistakes, merch, and more Show/Hide comments [ 34 ] The picture frame couple is the topper that my brother-in-law had on his cake! LOVE it!! 1 agrees Reply I LOVE the all black one! We're lucky enough to have a talented and awesome friend making our cake topper; the two little robots from Portal 2! So cute! And they hold hands! Aaah! 3 agree Reply If I ever get married, I want the dancing couple! LOVE it! Reply I just bought a really cool (but not budget friendly) cake topper from Etsy shop:buildersstudio. He's got a bunch of robot themed ones – kinda cool – I had to justify it by saying, "we'll use it as the cake topper for every anniversary milestone!" 1 agrees Reply loving the zombie spiderman and mary jane cake topper!it's perfect! 1 agrees Reply The cake topper I got has a bride holding a fishing reel, and she's "caught" her groom. It's perfect for us because we met on the Plenty of Fish website, plus a lot of my family is from Newfoundland, which is the fishing capital of Canada. 2 agree Reply I have the dragon heart cake topper. We bought it while on a vacation. He loves dragons and I love silver and hearts. It was perfect. Our wedding is in September! Reply I got my cake topper from TheMidnightOrange on etsy.com. It's two bunnies with entwined ears. It was less than $30 plus shipping. The purple one was custom made for us: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64734585/endearing-ears-rabbit-love-wedding-cake 2 agree Reply Oh my goodness how awesome to be reading this article and then find you talking about the sculpture I made for you! I still remember making your purple bunny topper, thank you again for the privilege and thank you for sharing my work here, this made my day to stumble upon. Small world! 2 agree Reply this is an old post, but i wanted to say that midnight orange does great work in general. she made me a figurine that's a mom and a baby being embraced by the "angel" daddy because my husband passed away a few weeks before our son was born. i love that little figurine. 1 agrees Reply I personally am not a fan of the "traditional" cake topper, dressed up being "crazy". I DO like the idea of s&p shakers, though. So many cute & nuzzling ones! I ended up getting my (very traditional and cute) cake topper from the dollar store. My cousin is making our wedding cake. So grand total cost for dessert for 200 people — $1. Awesome. Reply I have spent way WAY too much time looking at cake toppers on etsy. I think I'm getting mine from this seller, hand stitched fabric birds (pretty pricey, but sooo sweet and cute): http://www.etsy.com/shop/cottonbirddesigns These are wooden figurines painted to look like you, and there is a DIY option too: http://www.etsy.com/shop/goosegrease This seller has some cute white ceramic figurines in pairs: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BROOKLYNrehab?ref=pr_shop_more There are some VERY cool cake toppers here, I especially love the sugar skulls! http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetiecaketopper?ref=seller_info I have also had a lot of luck searching in the etsy vintage section for "pair figurines" or however you want to search for it, salt and pepper shakers might be good to search for too (since it wouldn't necessarily be listed as cake toppers), lots of cute and unique things pop up! I would just make sure to convo the seller and make sure of what the size and weight is so the cake doesn't cave in with some massive figurines. A lot of people seem to have these brass swans: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60902373/pair-of-brass-swans-vintage Cute mice!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56043744/vintage-gold-ceramic-field-mice?ref=sr_list_12&ga_search_query=pair+figurines&ga_page=7&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage Reply Great cake toppers!! mine was similar to the til death do us apart ( bone couple) except the couple was wearing actual wedding outfits (tux and wedding dress) I loved it and its still on my book shelf to this day. Reply We totally did the sexual harassment cake topper, but groom was in a kilt with the kilt lifted up. 😉 and they were the cutesy clay figures a la http://www.featsofclay.co.uk/# Reply I got Ninjas from Etsy seller Temple7e. They are badass. Not specifically cake toppers, but awesome nonetheless. Reply My wife and I are going to join the Peace Corps, so we wanted something related to peace. We were also on a budget, so we ended up getting two clay doves that we found at the dollar store. They doubled nicely as a gender-neutral symbol of love and peace. Here's a pic: http://bit.ly/gm8wll We also like the idea of the hippies that you've featured before: http://bit.ly/h3YMWd 1 agrees Reply The drangons entwined comes from Fellowship Foundy, they have a LOT of other awesome toppers. I've actually worked for them at the MN Ren Fest for 10 years now, and I generally get tasked with selling the wedding gear because "your girly, they like that shit" LOL. That set is our most popular, it's so awesome to see them on here! 1 agrees Reply I recently got married and used this awesome rotary candle holder for the cake topper… http://plutoprodukter.se/produkter/634/an600 all night the bride and groom "danced" from the heat of the candle. The company is Swedish, a friend of mine had to special order it from a sketchy website and gave it to me as a gift after I had struggled to find it myself. Reply I have the flamingos too!! I love them sooo much. Reply This is so so great! Our cake topper is going to be a cute little pair of mallard ducks (salt and pepper shakers) that I scored on ebay for 2 dollars! I have been an avid birder (and happen to love mallards..dork I know) but just as my fiancee was proposing a pair swam by on the river behind us. PERFECT Reply Just looking on Etsy and saw this: MonsterAlien Love Cake Topper: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77023506/monster-alien-love-cake-topper?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=cake+topper&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade Reply im newly engaged (march 18th!)and although our wedding isnt for a couple years cuz of college, i still am really looking forward and planning what i want. i love the silver dragon topper… but i totally would like to have a jason with a chainsaw chasing after a blonde bride on my cake… just to represent me and my fiance. we always say "i love you to pieces" and we are to be wed on a friday the 13th… so jason chasing a bride with a chainsaw seems perfect. anyone know where i could find one like that or a site that does custumized wedding decor? thank you! love this site 1 agrees Reply Oh my gosh, I love these cake toppers! Haha! It inspired me to find one that suits my man and I. Only trouble is he's black and I'm white (with red hair), most wedding couple toppers are made for Caucasian couples (her with blonde and him with blonde or brown hair) and the interracial/interchangeable cake toppers I seem to find are… lacking any sense of fun or creative sentimentality. I LOVE this "Showered with Love" figurine because it's so very silly-romantic; the character suits my promised and I, and we're marrying in my beloved Portland, Oregon (it rains about 9 months out of the year), but again I'm faced with the only option being a Caucasian couple. lol Back to the drawing board..? (I'm tempted to order one just to see if I can paint the hair auburn, his hair black, his skin dark brown. I'm a painter 😉 Reply We're using the dragon heart topper. It is super heavy, though. I don't want to pay for a wedding cake, so I'm buying a couple circle cakes and putting them on a tier I bought. The cake is a really light cream and wafer texture, so we were worried about the heavy topper. We got a test cake and decided to push a large shot glass (double shot glass with a flat bottom) through the middle of the smallest cake! We're putting flowers around the topper's base to hide the glass. It worked out pretty well on the test cake, and we're having a friend prepare the tiers and cake on the day of. (She got to split the test cake with us as payment) 🙂 I used these heart dragons as inspiration for my sister, an artist, to draw a wedding poster/design for us. We used the design in the STDs, invitations, and will be using them in the programs, in addition to displaying the poster. Origami dragons and dragon dice cufflinks will round out the dragon theme. The whole theme for my wedding was from a single topper I fell in love with! 1 agrees Reply OMG, The FISH! My FH and I are both Pisces! And orange is one of our wedding colors! AND we have a fresh water aquarium! Reply He loves dinosaurs. I love mermaids. I went to the dollar store and bought the cheapest, schlockiest plastic dinosaur I could find, and then I bought the cheapest, schlockiest mermaid aquarium ornament I could find on Ebay. It is going to be amazing. 1 agrees Reply I got our cake topper from Bungalow Glow on Etsy! We are having a Sleepy Hollow / Victorian ghost story theme. We met through our passion for paranormal investigating. Through out our 9 years together we have created a Halloween decorating company (Haunting Perceptions Decorating), and have decorated many local Gothic clubs! He even proposed to me in a horror museum in Salem, Ma! We knew our cake topper had to be unique, but it was hard to find a Gothic / Victorian topper. We are both artsy (He's a photographer and I make Victorian / vintage jewelry as well as coffin and Victorian boxes) So we were ready to throw in the towel and make our own some how. Here's the link to ours! They are 2 crows sitting in branches that make a rough heart outline. They also have many others! This seller was great! I recommend this style if you are having a Gothic wedding, but don't want to have over the top cake toppers :). I would love to also post about our wedding on here! We are using all local business, and everything else will by DIY! A romantic, spooky Victorian wedding 🙂 https://www.etsy.com/transaction/148406365?ref=fb2_tnx_title Reply I'm having my topper custom made – it is two tentacles rising out of the cake, one black, one white. All Lovecraftian, ALL the time. Reply YAY! Kinda like this? Tons more inspiration in our TENTACLES archive: http://offbeatbride.com/tag/tentacles 1 agrees Reply We're having dinosaurs! Just two regular plastic dinosaurs from the Early Learning Centre (basically a kids' toy shop). They have emotional significance, as well as being pretty cool. Reply Hey GIRLS!! I'm crazy about the cake topper where the bride touchs the groom's sweet ass, but I cqn't found any website thats sales them!! I need this on my cake!! Some of you could help me out??? xoxoxoxo Reply Alessia, just click on the photo of the cake topper you like, it'll take you right to where you can buy it. Or just click here. Reply I made my own topper. I hated everything I saw (that was in a reasonable price) and I've been making clay dragon figures for a few years so I decided to do that. I'm much happier than I would have been just buying something and it fits our wedding perfectly. Reply Can someone help me find a suspension bridge topper? I'm thinking there must be a plastic toy, at least, but I've had very little luck. Ty! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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