Photos (clockwise from top left): Courtesy of Nancy Reid Minervini, Lindsey Zaleta Rimassa, Bethany O'Toole, Jill Stafford
You can personalize everything in your wedding, from your ceremony to your wedding dress to your favors. One of our favorite ways to turn your nuptials into a totally unique affair? Adding personal touches to your wedding cake! Whether you're into a traditional tiered confection or you favor alternate options like cupcakes and donut towers, it's so easy to say "This is us!" through dessert. Given how inventive our Facebook followers are with every detail, we had to ask what kind of personal elements they included in their wedding cakes. The result? Cute toppers, awesome groom's cakes, and colors and designs galore. It was hard, but we narrowed down our four favorites, seen above, for their amazing attention to detail and lovely stories behind them.
The Power of a Cake Topper: The three-tiered white cake (top left) is a perfect example of how to make a subtle addition that speaks volumes about your personality. Though the white roses and blue hydrangeas are a nice touch, it's the cake topper that puts it over the edge — the figurines are of Star Wars characters! Bride Nancy Reid Minervini and her groom got to embrace their nerdy side with this sweet addition.
A Meaningful Groom's Cake: We've seen a lot of groom's cakes in our day, but few have been as well-executed as this one, as shared by bride Lindsey Zaleta Rimassa (top right). The cake is an exact copy of her husband's FDNY helmet. It's a perfect way to show pride and personality, and we're sure her groom loved it.
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A Thematic Cake: Hosting an afternoon tea-style wedding doesn't mean dessert must be limited to petit-fours and crumpets. Bride Bethany O'Toole shared a photo of her delightful, Alice in Wonderland-esque wedding cake (bottom right), which she served at her afternoon nuptials. Equal parts whimsical and romantic, it's a perfect centerpiece.
An Update on a Classic: Personalizing your cake doesn't mean it has to shout out all of your interests or your wedding theme. Sometimes, the best ones are simply cute takes on a classic design. Bride Jill Stafford, for example, served a Rice Krispies Treat wedding cake for her outdoor wedding (bottom left). What's more, her aunt and uncle created the puzzle piece topper. Sweet, simple and creative, just the way we like it.