Kitschy-fabulous salt & pepper shakers as cake toppers #Stuff we love#birds#cake topper#hippie#motorcycle#wedding dogs October 15 2009 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin I love multi-purpose wedding stuff. One of our orange coral centerpieces sits on my bookshelf as decor, and every time I look at it I get the warm and fuzzies thinking about our wonderful day. I also wear my wedding flip flops all the time with the same results. So when I saw Tribe member Kim's (aka. "uloveit") wedding cake topper choice, thought it was a great idea! Kim found a pair of adorable salt and pepper shakers to adorn the top of her cake… Kim's cake topper: According to her wedding planning update, she's going to accent this cake topper with the Mary-Chapin Carpenter lyrics, "Grow old along with me" on the cake. Romantic overload. Kim inspired me to look into some other salt and pepper cake toppers (because how nice would it be to have a functional cake topper that you could use all the time?), and found an incredible array of choices. So I'm gonna share with you my favsies… Click the photos below to learn more about each kitschy-fab set! Bride and groom: This one's great for a silly take on the traditional cake topper. And it won't freak out the squares. T-shirt and jeans couple: What I love about this one is that it could be uni-sex. It actually reminds me of this lesbian cake topper that one of our offbeat brides found. Related Post A most colorful DIY wedding + bonus canine attendant Rachel and Rich's photographer, Pilster Photography, described Rachel as "the queen of DIY" so I know some of y'all are going to love this super... Read more Biker couple: We've feature a lot of couples who have made motorcycles a big part of their wedding. This pair would be a really bad-ass addition to a biker's wedding cake. Love Birds!: The great thing about these guys is that their so freaking cute I wanna tear my hair out, and they can work with same sex couples perfectly. They also have a butt-load of other cute animals shakers as well — horses, elephants, mice, cats, hippos and "french kissing" snails! Hawaiian Couple: I actually own these guys. I totally should have used them as our cake topper for our Maui wedding. Penguins!: I think this one would be awesome for offbeat couples who already have a kid or are expecting. Penguins mate for life and just have the ca-yutest babies!!! Hippie toppers: Perfect for the bohemian, hippie wedding. Love that one frog throwing up the peace sign. Makes my little heart happy. Dog owners?: There are so many different types of dogs to choose from. My favorite, as a Boston Terrier owner, is the one pictured above. (Btw, just found my mom's Xmas gift!) They also have bulldogs, poodles, yorkies, boxers, beagles, labs, chow chows, sheep dogs, wiener dogs, pugs in argyle sweaters and so many more. They even have wedding dogs!: Okay, I'm gonna stop geeking out now. Check 'em out yourself because they're so many more to see. And if you end up using one of these options, leave your choice in the comments! 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 Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Monika & Carter's Neo-Victorian, Pagan-Atheist, Japanese, Peacock, Love Fest NEXT Imagine these green shoes peeking out from under your wedding gown Show/Hide comments [ 28 ] Nice. My friends own rabbits and they had rabbit salt and pepper cake toppers. Reply I actually bought a mermaid and Fisherman salt and pepper set . I love the idea of using S & P sets as cake toppers! My set: http://s2.thisnext.com/media/130×130/537343D2.jpg Reply I love that one! My friend bought that set when I bought the Hawaiian one. Her husband is a boat captain and she has a thing for mermaids, so it was all too perfect. Reply FH loves to fish and me… well I guess I like mermaids too! Reply OMG, the mice! On top of one of these…. http://www.weddingdecoratorblog.com/images/258144… Reply I did a post on this recently… pugs is the theme of our wedding! http://misspug.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-first-vend… Reply THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!!! I have been going around in circles looking for a kitschy topper. As soon as I saw this it was like a light bulb going off. Now I've got too many choices…never a bad thing 🙂 1 agrees Reply I got these last year, though they need a little love: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transact… We're both lovers of homeless cats. Reply YOU ARE SO WELCOME!!! 🙂 Glad I could help! Reply Love this too, Cee Dee maybe you can use all the ones you find as favors for each guest. The ones sold at Flee Markets and Thrift shops will not be very expensive and hey it is useful. Reply how funny — i snapped this pic of two kissing cowboy kitschy figurines while my wife and i were on our honeymoon in santa cruz this past week. they were like that in the window already. http://i35.tinypic.com/jjagxy.jpg 1 agrees Reply Great toppers they are so creative the dogs where funny but cute Reply What a cool cake topper. It's got style! Reply Oooh this reminds me of the hugging salt and pepper shakers which I find just absolutely adorable! http://www.jijikiki.co.uk/display.php?c=10&pI… Reply instead of centerpieces we had cake toppers all over our wedding- Check it out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/63294974@N00/3905871… Reply And if you like the idea but want something more contemporary: http://www.amazon.com/Hugs-Salt-and-Pepper-Set/dp… soooo cute! Reply Anyone seen tiki guy and gal shakers? Our wedding's at Bali Hai restaurant, a kitschy pop-Polynesian themed restaurant from the early 60s. A cute tiki couple would totally kick ass! Reply Dudette, this rocks so hard! FH's grand has a salt and pepper collection. I could barrow one that reminds me of us. That would be great for including family in the reception. I can't wait to swing this idea past him. Reply So cute… Reply If you go to Etsy and search for vintage s&p shakers, you'll likely find some adorable ones. I found vintage squirrel ones and deer ones a few months back but didn't even think of this use, so I didn't get them. I am maybe kicking myself about that a little, because the squirrels were awesome. Reply What a fantastic idea! And then you have a usable memento! (Sorry, I'm all about usable wedding gifts.) 1 agrees Reply Exactly!!! Reusing wedding stuff is economical AND serves as an every day reminder of the amazing day! 1 agrees Reply we're two ladies getting married and all the same-sex wedding toppers left us wanting. so we're using some super-cute lovebird s&p shakers to top our cake. and we're also using them as favours 'cause that's how we roll. http://www.gigaweb.com/files/productsimages/WS/88… Reply I actually have the lovebirds set for our wedding next week! They're perfect! Reply Just looked at these, and I am pretty sure that these cardinal ones are both MALE! How cool, and subtle would that be? Reply We bought some vintage penguin s&p shakers from a shop on Esty for cheap! The boy penguin is even rockin' a top hat! I love this idea! 1 agrees Reply Thank you for this post!! The first thing I ever bought for my fiancee was a tortoise and hare magnetic salt and pepper shakers. I never would have thought to use them as a cake topper but it is a great idea. No more stress over my topper! : ) Reply I would really like to purchase a set of grow old with me salt & pepper shakers to go on top of a cake for our parents combined 80th Birthday this year and so I am wondering how I can order them. I have gone onto etsy and can't find them. Many thanks Pam Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.