6 Creative Cake Toppers For Your Tropical Wedding

You don't need a far-off destination wedding to enjoy these beautiful cake additions

Updated 07/02/17

Photo by: Lisa Blume Photography

If you’re planning on jetting off to the tropics to tie the knot, infuse your wedding day with tons of bright, colorful touches inspired by your slice of paradise. Carry a bouquet of tropical flowers and leaves (pink ginger, birds of paradise, orchids, anthuriums, monsteras, palm fronds), tuck a hibiscus flower into your hairstyle, line the path to the reception with tiki torches, and serve island-inspired cocktails like mojitos and mai tais.

When it comes to your wedding cake, embrace the tropical setting and embellish your dessert with on-theme motifs like pineapples, palm leaves, and freshly picked flowers. And be sure that your confection is tropical through and through—ask your baker to incorporate flavors like coconut, mango, lime, passion fruit, and guava into the cake layers and fillings. The crowning touch: a fun and playful topper that highlights the tropical setting for your celebration—check out some of our favorites below.

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Pair of Pineapples

Photo by: Lisa Blume Photography

This couple hosted a destination wedding in Puerto Rico and whisked guests away to a lush, tropical rainforest for their celebration. The bride and groom topped off their wedding dessert with an adorable pair of ceramic pineapples personalized with their first names.

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"So Frond of You" Topper

Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography

This couple hosted a destination wedding in Puerto Rico and whisked guests away to a lush, tropical rainforest for their celebration. The bride and groom topped off their wedding dessert with an adorable pair of ceramic pineapples personalized with their first names.

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Flamingoes

Photo by Jessica Bordner Photography

Decorate a simple, three-tier cake with a colorful spray of fresh ranunculuses, garden roses, and sword ferns; then, top the tropical-themed confection off with an adorable pair of pink flamingoes. And, of course, you’ve got to place them so the lovebirds are facing each other as if they’ve gone in for a kiss!

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Aloha Topper

Photo by Nic.Roc. Designs

Getting married in Hawaii? Spread the aloha with this cake topper from The Roc Shop. It’s a simple yet striking way to add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding dessert; bonus: the shiny mirrored finish will give the overall look a touch of glam.

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Intricate Wooden Cutouts

Photo by Lightpaper

This laser-cut wooden cake topper by Etsy Shop Lightpaper features the couple’s names surrounded by a wreath of monstera leaves and palm fronds. And when your topper is as intricate as this one, you can save money by skipping the extra embellishments and ordering a plain frosted cake.

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Sugar Hibiscus Blossoms

Photo by Best Photography

A tropical-themed wedding calls for bright pops of color. This sleek design features crisp, all-white cake tiers accented with fresh oranges and kumquats, along with hot-pink hibiscus flowers fashioned from sugar gumpaste.

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