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.
A Namesake Confection
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.
Birds of a Feather
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.
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.
Cutouts of Love
This paper doll-inspired, glittery cake topper is both elegant and sleek. Not to mention complements the cake stand beautifully.
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.
A Traditional Take
We adore this sweet and traditional figurine cake topper, featuring two grooms embracing. Note the distinct outfits!
A Rustic Resemblance
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.
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.
A Family Affair
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.
These whimsical wooden groom cake toppers are accompanied by their pet dog. Cute!
Be extra playful and quirky with a Bert and Ernie cake topper. These childhood favorites will have everyone riding a sentimental wave of nostalgia.