Category Archives: Wedding Toppers

Why Cake Toppers?

Why Cake Toppers?

Traditional Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding cake toppers have been a part of wedding tradition almost as long as their have been wedding cakes. From what we have found, the exact origin or starting point of when people started using cake toppers is not exactly clear, but we did find one sweet anecdote that embodies why we even use them still today:

One account regarding its origin a century ago revolves around a baker’s daughter who was about to get married. The girl asked her father to create a symbol of the unflinching love between her and the groom, for the world to see.

After mulling over several ideas and carefully deliberating over each one of them, the father decided to make a unique creation – a lovely wedding cake, with two fabulous figurines on top of it. The figurines that the cake top featured were obviously of his daughter and her groom-to-be. The baker had conceived the cake topper as the perfect symbol of their love and bonding. 

On the wedding day the daughter was moved by the sight of the cake made with love and affection by her father. The daughter was indeed touched by the beautiful gift and the sentiments behind it. For her it was the best gift, among the most unique wedding favors, she could have received. The cake, hosting the figurines, was prominently placed at the venue of the wedding. (The History of the Wedding Cake and Cake Toppers)”

From this, we know and understand at least one aspect of the use of the wedding cake topper: It is a symbol of the love between the bride and groom. This is the why. There are a lot of couples that choose to opt out of using a topper, but they are missing out. It may be all sentimental, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have something, a symbol, that captures the sentiment of the biggest day of your life?

Other Events

Quinceanera Cake Topper

Cake toppers are used at a lot of other big events as well; such as anniversary parties, sweet sixteens, and Quinceaneras. While they are representative of different things, their function as a lasting symbol remains the same. Though that symbolism sometimes take second ring to its value as a decoration.

Does a Wedding Cake Topper Need a Base?

The most basic answer to this frequent question is no. Cake topper bases are more often than not only used for aesthetic appeal. So the question you should ask yourself is do you want your cake topper to have a base? Bases can add an element of creativity, elegance, and even fun. But, depending on your cake topper and the base in question, it may add a formality that you are not looking for. At Wedding Collectibles we provide cake toppers with and without bases and bases that can be used with your choice of cake topper. It is the DIY of wedding cake toppers. Click here for bases that can be mixed and matched with any wedding topper.

There will be some cases where a base is required or a base cannot really be used. For example, if you are purchasing a glass cake topper, it is required to have some sort of base or stand for safety concerns, such that we do not sell glass figurines as cake toppers unless they have a base. Please note that acrylic cake toppers will often look like glass toppers, but do not require a base, so please be sure to read the product descriptions if you are unsure.

Action Wedding Collectible


Then, many of our monogram cake toppers and action toppers cannot be used with a base because they are made to be held to the cake through the use of prongs. For example, in the wedding cake topper above, the climbing groom has prongs in his hands and feet. This assures that the figure will stay where you want it, though it won’t exactly work as the best collectible on your mantle and it has no need for a cake topper base.


Top 10 Contemporary Cake Toppers

Contemporary: An adjective meaning belonging to or occurring in the present. This can be just literal, but also inspirational, especially to a bride. Belong in the present. Live in the present. Love in the present. The contemporary bride is more than existing now, she loves and lives in the now, and often needs her wedding to do just that. These contemporary cake toppers focus on the now, the moment, and the excitement of knowing that a moment becomes most special when it begins to slip away

Top 10 Contemporary Cake Toppers

  1.  Language of Love My Love Wedding Cake Topper Figurine
    Contemporary Wedding                     Aside from it’s sleek and smooth lines, part of what helps this cake topper embody the contemporary is the text along the side? Why? Because text is constantly living. As each person reads it, it exists in that person’s present. It is always. THAT is what takes this contemporary cake topper to the absolute top. Continue reading

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Hipster WeddingIf you don’t know already, hipsters are, as defined by the consistently useful Urban Dictionary, “a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” This subculture has gained increasing traction over the years, effecting change in mainstream values and trends. It comes as no surprise that it has opened up a whole new world of increasingly popular wedding trends (as seen in Refinery 29′s info graphic featured on the left). In fact, you will often find that when we feature “twists” on different wedding traditions such as wedding cakes and cake toppers, that it is the hipster community that has inspired this push on tradition. So this week, we are highlighting those wedding cake toppers that would be at home at a hipster wedding!

The following cake toppers take on this challenge of pushing against tradition while also being a part of tradition: many of which take on a vintage feel that goes in par with the Hipster tendency to search thrift shops and vintage styles.

  1. Ballroom Beauty Paper Doll Mix and Match Bride and Groom

    Vintage Hipster Cake TopperThis paper doll cake topper embodies the hipster tendency toward the vintage and unique. It even allows for great individualism as you can mix and match the “dolls” to suite who you are perfectly!          Continue reading

Very Impressed – Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Topper, Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Server Set & Dragon Heart Wedding Toasting Glasses Set Review

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that we were very impressed with the dragon cake topper/serving set/toasting glasses. They are absolutely gorgeous and the pictures on the website do those items no justice. Thank you so much for getting the order in before the wedding!!! We truly appreciate it and are very grateful. Thanks again to all!!!


Vanessa – DeQuincy, Louisiana

via email

Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Topper

Dragon Heart Pewter Cake Server Set

Dragon Heart Wedding Toasting Glasses Set



Top Ten “Cinderella Moment” Wedding Cake Toppers

Top Ten “Cinderella Moment” Wedding Cake Toppers

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.

  1. 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

Top 10 Beach Wedding Cake Toppers

Take a look at this weeks Top 10!! These cake toppers are great for any beach or summer themed wedding!

  1. “Sand and Shells ” Wedding Cake Topper Beach Themed 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!

  2. Surfer Dude and Bikini Girl Bride and Groom Cake Topper Beach Themed 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

What is the Difference Between Porcelain Cake Toppers and Resin Cake Toppers?

So…What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Resin?

This is a common question at Wedding Collectibles because most wedding cake toppers are going to be made of one or the other. To answer this question I will go over the qualities of both, noting some pros and cons of each. It is important, however, to know that whether you should buy a porcelain cake topper versus a resin cake topper will depend more on what is important to you.


Porcelain Cake Topper

Porcelain cake toppers like the above “Groom Holding Bride” cake topper is a great example of the delicate and beautiful look porcelain can create.

Porcelain is a ceramic material made similar to the way that glass is made, involving heating or firing of material such as clay.If it breaks, you will notice that the texture of the broken surface will feel powdery, demonstrating that the material is made of smaller materials or grans. However, unless it is dropped or hit with something it isn’t going to break. Porcelain is a material that doesn’t ware away or in anyway disintegrate.

These are known for being a high quality cake topper. Why?

  • Porcelain lasts longer. The color and shape won’t fade or distort (unless you drop it and it breaks!) Continue reading

Say “I Do” Everyday Forever

 Say “I Do” Everyday Forever

Marriage is a commitment. Whether you see it as death till you part or for time and all eternity, marriage is a commitment of love, loyalty, sacrifice, forgiveness, compassion, and trust. While the wedding day is a huge and special event (as it creates a huge industry of wedding products and services), it is only the beginning. This realization is something many new brides relish in theory. It adds to the lofty romance. However, it creates a different kind of romance for couples that have been married for 15,25, and 50 years. Once you have been together for that long, and have lived that commitment, marriage and the promise of marriage takes a new meaning. Couples should never stop realizing how much they love each other and should never stop celebrating the life they have together. That is why Wedding Collectibles provides beautiful products for not only soon-to-be brides, but also for wedding anniversaries for those couples that are choosing to celebrate their love once again.

50th Pearl Rose Cake Top

Just like for newlyweds, there is a large selection of anniversary wedding cake toppers that can please any celebrating couple. The above is the “50th Pearl Rose Cake Topper” and it helps create that romantic and classy look that easily represents the kind of timeless love a couple of 50 years would recognize. Continue reading

3 Easy Ways to Create a Frog Prince Wedding

A Frog Prince Wedding

A Frog Prince Wedding

What is the Story of The Frog Prince and Why is it Perfect for a Wedding?

The story of The Frog Prince has be told and retold for many generations creating many versions that all end the same “Happily Ever After”. No matter which version the general story includes a prince that is turned into a frog by some evil character, whether it be out of jealousy or punishment for his judgmental or harsh behavior, and he must find a princess that will love him and kiss him (and in some cases as specific as eating off a plate sleeping in her bed for a designated number of days). The story line is quite similar to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and is revamped in Disney’s Princess and the Frog. This truly is a perfect love story to feature or theme your wedding after if you feel your relationship has transformed each other. Often, when we are in love with the right person, that person will not force us to change or be something we are not, but somehow they will make us want to be better. This seems to be what is behind The Frog Prince love story: Acceptance, growing together, and wanting the best for each other. What could be more perfect to create a wedding theme of true love?

Suggestions for creating your Frog Prince wedding


1. Engagement photos, Announcements, and  Wedding Invitations

Dream Box - Frog Prince

A great place to start to establish your wedding theme is to incorporate it in your engagement photos, announcements, and invitations. You can go as far as using a real frog as a prop in your photos or keep it simple and have your groom where a green colored shirt. If you wear read lipstick and plant some red lips on his cheek it could make a cute pic that keeps with the theme!

2. Venue

Avanti Fountain Place

This theme would work great with an outdoor venue, preferably one with a water feature. Like with any theme, you do not have to be literal in every aspect, but having an outdoor venue with water present, will help create the atmosphere that is The Frog Prince. 

3. Accessorize Your Wedding

Princess Bride Kissing Frog Prince Figurine

The Frog Prince wedding theme is going to be popular enough that you will be able to find on theme unique wedding accessories that will help you add that extra touch.

Enameled Champagne Toasting Flutes

Also, as you select your various wedding musts that you don’t want to necessarily have a green frog on, choose items that are fit for a princess! Items like the beautiful toasting glasses above will really add to your Frog Prince theme, helping to create elegance, and a message of dreams coming true.