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
We love the simplicity of this laser-cut "Mr. & Mr." cake topper from Victor Lepahhin of SVLaser.
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
This gussied-up pair of penguins cakes topper by Aleksandra Vargas is so adorable.
How about this pair of bridal love birds for you love birds?
This pair of kissing, pink bow-adorned fish cake topper is so cute.
Add a Touch of Whimsy
Be extra playful and quirky with a Bert and Ernie cake topper.
Play With Silhouettes
This paper doll-inspired, glittery cake topper is both elegant and sleek.
Consider two silhouetted grooms holding a heart for a subtly playful topper.
Match Your Topper's Outfits With Yours
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.
We adore this sweet and traditional figurine cake topper, featuring two grooms embracing. Note the distinct outfits!
Keep It Romantic
You can feel the love with this rustic cake topper of two brides carved in wood.
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
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.
These whimsical wooden groom cake toppers are accompanied by their pet dog. Cute!