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What Size Should Cake Toppers Be?

What Size Should Cake Toppers Be?

A wedding cake is the highlight of your reception and the way to make it even more memorable is to add an endearing and personalized wedding cake topper. Speaking of which, did you know that the topper tradition is only about a century old? 


It all started when the daughter of a baker was getting married and asked her dad to add a unique couple symbolism to the cake. To their surprise, he added a bride & groom figurine on the top. That’s when the classic, timeless wedding cake toppers were born. Although, now couples have plenty of options and are quite clear with their choices. The one thing that does bother them is the size though and that’s what we’ll talk about today!


Here are 4 things to consider when choosing the correct sizing: 

 

Weight of the cake topper


The weight of a cake topper can vary depending on the material and customization. For instance, fine porcelain wedding cake toppers generally tend to be heavy than their acrylic counterparts. In that case, you need to have a separate base and support build for them. Generally, the place from where you buy them will help you with the info so don’t worry! 


Diameter of the wedding cake topper


After the weight, you need to factor in the diameter of the cake topper. As a thumb rule, you don’t want it to be bigger than the top tier of the cake. But, if that’s your plan, make sure it’s light and stays on well till the cake cutting ceremony. 


Size of the top tier of the cake


Having an appropriate size of the cake topper makes sure it exudes the elegance you want it to without looking extra. Here’s what we recommend: 


Top Tier Width

Cake Topper Width

5”

4.5”

6”

5.5”

7”

6.5”

8”

7.5”



Although, if you have a different size in mind, we’d be more than happy to help. 


Personal preferences


Like everything, after the usual considerations, the decision boils down to your personal choices. If you want the topper to be a significant part of the main dessert, going with a big size is natural. Similarly, if you want it to just subtly lay down there, then a small yet individualized one makes more sense. 


You can browse our collection of wedding cake toppers here. If you’re still confused about the size or any other aspect though, please feel free to drop us an email. We’d be more than happy to help you and make your big day as perfect as you want it to be!
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