12 Same-Sex Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

Celebrate #loveislove on your cake!

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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 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.

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A Namesake Confection

Gold metallic three-tier wedding cake with name topper

Photo by Sylvie Gil Photography; Event Planning by Sasha Souza Events; Cake by Sweet on Cake

While this toppers placement may not be on top, we'll let it slide as it's topping the base layer of the cake. The metallic marquee highlight's this couples celebrity nickname.

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Birds of a Feather

Single-tiered wedding cake with penguin couple and rainbow topper

Photo by Aaron and Whitney Photography

How about this pair of nuptial love birds for you love birds? Two tuxed-out penguins pose in front of a confectionary, rainbow wedding arch.

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A Perfect Match

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.

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Love Birds

Penguin cake topper
Photo by Jacquie Lew of Love in Theory

This gussied-up pair of penguins tops the charts, er, cake. We can't get enough of how well-accessorized these two are: One boasting a mint-green tie and the other a matching bowtie.

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Cutouts of Love

Paper doll cake topper
Photo by Stephanie W. Photography

This paper doll-inspired, glittery cake topper is both elegant and sleek. Not to mention complements the cake stand beautifully.

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Lithographic Love

Cake topper
Photo by Derek Chad

Consider two silhouetted grooms holding a heart for a fun topper. We love the initial-emblazoned heart at their feet for an even more personalized touch.

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A Traditional Take

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!

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A Rustic Resemblance

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. The simple design combined with their emotional hand-holding is oh-so wholesome and touching.

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Sleek Silhouettes

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 tender moment. A stunning finishing touch to the midnight-blue cake covered in a veil of pearl embellishments.

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A Family Affair

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 adorable pet cats.

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Wooden Wonders

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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Nostalgic Tributes

Bert and Ernie cake topper
Photo by Maypole Studios

Be extra playful and quirky with a Bert and Ernie cake topper. These childhood favorites will have everyone riding a sentimental wave of nostalgia.

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