14 Same-Sex Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

Celebrate your same-sex nuptials with a cake topper that's just as sweet as legalized love.

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 Photo by Aaron and Whitney Photography

Even the prettiest wedding cake with all of its sugared flowers and fondant piping can feel a little incomplete without the topper tradition. The classic bride and groom mini-statue that has sat on top of countless cakes has gotten a more inclusive makeover over the past few years—from a figurine of a pretty pair of brides to two dashing miniature grooms—all thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional and to more states legalizing same-sex marriage. Although there are still strides to make in marriage equality, LGBTQ+ couples have been finding ways to get creative with the old-school wedding tradition, choosing playful, modern, and romantic toppers for their wedding sweet treats that wholly represent them.

Laser-cut tongue-in-cheek phrases or silhouettes add a dose of the fresh and contemporary to classic tiers, while personalized, sculptured mini-mes put a new, romantic spin on the traditional. These totally customized—and not to mention, darn cute—toppers take the cake when it comes to celebrating equal love.

Whether they're humorous, whimsical, or tastefully elegant, the final touch to your wedding cake should reflect the to-be-wed couple's personal style. We've compiled a few of our fave inclusive topper styles because all those sweet upcoming nuptials need a cake topper that celebrates #loveislove.

Write It Out

Laser-cut Mr. & Mr. cake topper
Courtesy of SVLaser

We love the simplicity of this laser-cut "Mr. & Mr." cake topper from Victor Lepahhin of SVLaser.

She's her lobster cake topper
Courtesy of Chicago Factory

Friends fans will eat up this Friends-inspired laser-cut "She's her lobster" topper by Jodi Wentz of Chicago Factory.

Keep It Quirky With Animals

Penguin cake topper
Photo by Jacquie Lew of Love in Theory

This gussied-up pair of penguins cakes topper by Aleksandra Vargas is so adorable.

love birds cake topper
Photo by ABM Wedding Photography

How about this pair of bridal love birds for you love birds?

Fish cake topper
Photo by Jennifer Lewis of M&J Photography

This pair of kissing, pink bow-adorned fish cake topper is so cute.

Add a Touch of Whimsy

Bert and Ernie cake topper
Photo by Maypole Studios

Be extra playful and quirky with a Bert and Ernie cake topper.

Play With Silhouettes

Paper doll cake topper
Photo by Stephanie W. Photography

This paper doll-inspired, glittery cake topper is both elegant and sleek.

Cake topper
Photo by Derek Chad

Consider two silhouetted grooms holding a heart for a subtly playful topper.

Match Your Topper's Outfits With Yours

Cake topper
Photo by Jen Huang Photography

Make sure your toppers match your personal style. We love this cake topper of two customized brides, one in a gorgeous gown and the other in a smart gray suit.

Cake topper with two grooms
Photo by Derek Chad

We adore this sweet and traditional figurine cake topper, featuring two grooms embracing. Note the distinct outfits!

Keep It Romantic

Cake topper with two brides
Photo by Amanda Summerlin Photography

You can feel the love with this rustic cake topper of two brides carved in wood.

Cake topper with two grooms
Photo by Miki Vargas Photography

Sleek grooms are best represented by this laser-cut silhouette cake topper of two grooms in their wedding best sharing a sweet moment.

Don't Forget Your Pets

Cake topper of two brides with cats
Photo by Tara Beth Photography

Another way to inject personality in your cake is to include your beloved pets (or other important family members!). Take a cue from this wooden cake topper of two blushing brides and their cute pet cats.

Cake topper of two grooms with dog
Photo by Stylish and Hip Weddings Photography

These whimsical wooden groom cake toppers are accompanied by their pet dog. Cute!

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