A Guide to Cake Size: Infographics and other helpful hints
This wedding infographic is extraordinarily helpful as you plan one of your center stage details for your wedding.
The typical sizes of a wedding cake range from as large a base as 14 inches in diameter to as small as 4 inches in diameter. As you decide on a wedding cake topper (or the lack of one) you need to keep in mind the size of your top tier. In other words, you will want to keep the size of your wedding cake topper proportionate to your tier size and the over all height of your cake.
Aside from the aesthetics, another very important detail is the serving size. Ask yourself these questions three:
How many guests will you have?
Are you serving other deserts?
Will you serve a sheet cake version of your cake and get a smaller “display” size?”
It is a matter of balancing how much cake you want to serve, how much cake will be eaten, and how you want your cake to look. If you have always dreamed of a 6 layer cake, you may not need to serve any other deserts. Also, keep in mind if you are going to keep the tradition of saving the top tier for your 1 year anniversary, as this will decrease the serving size of your cake.
A lot of couples will get a simple and small two tier cake that’s main purpose is to keep traditions: cutting the cake and saving the cake top. Remember, small sizes will also often mean smaller prices. So if you are on a budget, you may want to consider just getting a small cake with sheet cake to serve or other deserts.
One of the most popular wedding styles whether you are a southern bell or a Cali girl is a country or western themed wedding. It just opens doors to a rustic style with a million cute little details and a romantic ambiance. As one of these little western details, take a look at our top 10 western and country cake toppers!
Western Affection Cake Top This country themed wedding cake topper is perfect for any western wedding. It pulls out all the stops with every detail and piece -the bundle of hay, cowboy hat, wood posts, country lingo, and gold heart detail – making it the absolute choice for number one western cake topper. Continue reading →
A lot of the time, love can feel like a fantasy. It can seem like magic because even if your love gradually grew or if it was love at first sight one morning your wake up and you just know you are in love. As you come together to celebrate the magic of your new marriage, you may decide to implement fantasy themes in order to create that sense of wonder, and excitement. These cake toppers are perfect for that. Fantasy can sometimes seem to cover a wide birth of stories and characters, but for this top 10 fantasy cake topper list, we are focusing on the worlds of the mystical and magic.
1) Paper Rose Blossom Fantasy Fairy Wedding Cake Topper This cake topper is great for a fantasy wedding. The fairy bride and gentlemen groom provide you with an essentially tradition cake topper in a nontraditional style. One of the things we love in particularly with this cake topper is the base. The flowing petals just add a lightness that is reminiscent of floating on clouds. It would also work wonderfully with other floral arrangements and cake accessories.
Monogram cake toppers may seem really straight forward, and in a lot of ways they are, but there are actually a lot of different forms these ABC cake toppers can take. They can be the initials of the bride and groom, the initial of the last name of the new family, or they can be the full names of the couples and even be a sweet message. The traditional sense of the word monogram doesn’t seem to really cut it anymore. Along side the variety of monogram usages, they come in a lot of different forms, shapes, and sizes. This is why we wanted to give you our Top 10; to help sort through the A through Z and find the best of the best!
Personalized Mr. and Mrs. Solid Heart Cake Topper This full script cake topper is definitely a customer favorite and one of ours as well, making it our number one. It looks like a metal cut out, but is actually made of acrylic. This means it is both light and durable. Also, there are a lot of different fonts and sizes to choose from when you pick this type of cake topper. Then, it’s focus on the last name of the couple helps symbolize the union that has taken place of two families becoming one. Finally, the solid heart is a cute touch that is bold and evokes googly-eyed ideas of love and romance. Continue reading →
Most little girls dream of being a princess at one point or another, and when you are all grown up and getting married, that wedding day is the perfect opportunity to make yourself into that princess. A lot of brides choose to capture that Cinderella moment in their wedding and these cake toppers will help you do just that -whether you want to literally feature Cinderella or just embody her dream come true story.
Cinderella’s Disney Wedding Day Cake Topper – Lenox The number one cake topper for our Cinderella moment is a Cinderella cake topper! Hurray! This cake topper is impeccably made and by having the storybook couple in their wedding attire, it more easily fits in with formal wedding tones. The extra details of crystals across Cinderella’s dress and the doves on the base are what make this cake topper extraordinary. Continue reading →
Take a look at this weeks Top 10!! These cake toppers are great for any beach or summer themed wedding!
“Sand and Shells ” Wedding Cake Topper The “Sand and Shells” cake topper is our number one beach cake topper because it is pretty much flawless. From the toes in the sand to the effortless wedding day kiss it is beautiful. We love the paint work on this topper because the shading really does add texture and a little bit of life (look at those rosie cheeks). And, as always with C&R products, there is that beautiful crystal on the bride’s ring finger. All the little details with this cake topper are what puts it at number one!
Surfer Dude and Bikini Girl Bride and Groom Cake Topper This surfer dude figurine set is a customer favorite and makes number two as the best beach cake topper because of it’s vibrant colors, easy-going humor, and straight up adorableness! Continue reading →
A Get Away Destination Hawaii Wedding – Melissa & Cameron
Meet newlyweds Melissa and Cameron.
Melissa and Cameron met when they were just in the 3rd grade and became fast friends. Time and school quickly parted them, but by age 16 they were in each other’s lives again and they quickly fell in love (though, as Melissa reports, Cameron wouldn’t kiss her until 9 months after they were dating). Both Melissa and Cameron live life with adventure in their heart. Cameron is in the Navy and Melissa is currently pursuing her passions in aviation, fitness and make up design. With their adventurous spirits there was no question that their wedding would be full of love, adventure, and that little feeling you get right before you leap.
Planning the Wedding On a Tight Budget
After they got engaged, stress set in. Melissa had always dreamed of her wedding, but what wasn’t a part of that dream was the anxiety that set in. “We had only three months to put it together. We had a pretty small budget. $3000. Also, my father-in-law promised us a honeymoon somewhere. After about a month of stressing over how to pay for things like: locations, photography, flowers, invitations, announcements, cake, food, entertainment, etc. I text my soon-to-be saying why don’t we get married in Hawaii and spend the rest of our honeymoon there. And so we did!” Continue reading →
Our top ten list for Floral Cake Toppers is here! With spring just around the corner, we wanted to feature some of the best and brightest of our floral wedding cake toppers.
Dancing Bride and Groom Vintage Glitter Flower Wedding Cake Topper The elegant sweeping of the flower petals, soft finish, and timid colors are what make this floral cake topper our number one pick for floral cake toppers. It’s simple beauty works with any wedding and will be the gem of your wedding cake designs.
Adorable “Leg Pop” Ribbon Accent Cake Topper- Custom Colors! This precious cake topper is perfect for a spring wedding with its quick color pops (which are customizable) and beautiful floral accents. The sweetly posed figurine and less formal design quickly adds to its charm making it our number two pick. Continue reading →
Funny wedding cake toppers are a great addition to just about any kind of wedding. It can even be great for the more serious and traditional wedding because it lightens that wedding mood right on up! Having a funny cake topper at your wedding is a great way to remind your guests and even yourself that a wedding is a celebration and is meant to be enjoyed.
Just like there are different kinds of jokes there are different kinds of funny cake toppers. So, if you are looking to go the more humorous route for your wedding cake topper, take a moment to decide what kind of laughs you want to evoke and enjoy!
If you want to make people smile, choose a cake topper like this “Tie(ing) the Knot” wedding cake topper!
This more cutsie funny cake topper section is the home of cake toppers like our “1950’s Couple” and “Playful Football” cake toppers. It might seem like a wide range, but these are the type that make people smile and say things like “oh how funny” or “look how cute”. These are the more adorably funny toppers.
This sexy wedding cake topper is sure to bring in the laughs and possibly a few blushes!
This is the va-va-voom section. If you want to get a bold cake topper these funny cake toppers are the best for a widest variety of reactions. You may have more traditional family members reacting negatively, but the groomsmen (and probably the bridesmaids) will find this cake topper hilarious. These types of cake toppers are great for representing just how “crazy” in love you are! If you want something a little less steaming but with a similar sexy funny vibe, our “Tender Touch” (wink wink) and “Over the Threshold” cake toppers can send a similar, but less bold, message. Continue reading →
Ruffled-Elegant Oahu Wedding Take a look Wedding Collectibles’s “Coastal Cake Top” to recreate this beach wedding cake decorating idea!
Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, as do the pieces that build them up: centerpieces, wedding dresses, favors, and wedding cakes. The wedding cake, being one of the those must items, can be done in so many different ways and it can sometimes be hard to sort through all of the cake decorating ideas. An important thing to remember is that they are ideas, suggestions, and simply possibilities and not really rules.
Of course, the cake decorating ideas that you are likely to encounter are going to be based on both tradition and the way cakes have been decorated in the past and on ways in which you can push on those traditions. As you sort through these decoration ideas, you can pick and choose between traditional and non-traditional designs.
Some brides prefer pulling from the more traditional wedding cake decorating ideas because it can be a more sentimental route. However, adhering to a tradition does not mean it has to be in a traditional way. For example, wedding cake toppers are a traditional aspect of wedding cake decorations -that bride and groom at the top of the cake have been there since before you were born- but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a fun twist to the design.
Unique Cake Toppers as a Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas
Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers – Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake Topper A lot of bride’s will choose to have a beach wedding this summer and along with that you will find plenty of beach themed wedding cake toppers with seashells and feet in the sand (see: “Beach Get Away” and “Beach Romance“) which can be unique in there more natural and casual design’s, but how many wedding cakes have you found with seals on top? Animal wedding cake toppers may not be every bride’s cup of tea, but you can be assured that it would be an adorable and unique cake decorating idea.
Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the Traditional More stylized and artistic designs can also give you a different look, but keep you in the realm of tradition. There is something beautiful about the ease of these romantic wedding cake decorations. Continue reading →