There’s nothing like the magic of a cake topper to set off your party! Toppers are perfect for announcing the big celebration, decorating a simply designed cake, and are beautiful keepsakes! Whether they are custom made, pre-bought or DIY, we love them all; Here are 15 unique cake toppers for your next party.

 

15 Cake Topper Ideas

  1. Illustrated  topper

The team at ELK Prints make the most beautiful illustrated cake toppers, featuring layered papers, hand-cut with beautiful watercolour illustrations. You can also get them made to match stationery.

unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party
Photo @angusporterphotoandvideo

2. Re-loved topper

Got an old acrylic circle or square topper lying around? You can repurpose it by adding a printed, hand-drawn or painted image over it. All you need is scissors and double-sided tape!

Ancient Greek inspired cake and cake topper
Photo @confettifair

3. Neon cake topper

These look awesome, but if you can’t find a ready-made one (Neon Poodle have heart ones), you can make your own if you’re crafty. All you need is EL wire and hard backing. The team at OneFiveEight made one for us back in Christmas 2018.

unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party

4. Mish-mash of items

You can mix and match candles, pop pom sticks or even tassels to create a very elegant yet fun look, just like below.

5. Snow Globe cake topper

This stunning 3 tier Christmas cake features a cute winter snowglobe as a topper – and it really works!

unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party
Photo @aishanicolephotograpy

6. Pompom cake topper

Pompoms look great on cakes and make very interesting effects, just like this one compliments the abstract buttercream patterns.

7, Fringed or pinata cake topper

Cute, with a little something extra to add on the side! Best of all you could make your own. Here is a project you could try.

8. Chocolate letter topper

A DIY idea that’s been on the backburner here – grab some chocolate letter moulds, secure to a bamboo stick and go wild decorating! Stay tuned to see if it pans out!

9. Upcycled topper

You can give an etched topper some life by colouring in the etched parts (easy to stay in the lines). Here is one that Studio T55 made for us.

10. Gold-back acrylic 

The paintbrush on acrylic look is going to be big this year, and here’s the next level version – a topper with a slap of gold or silver acrylic. Stunning.

11. Cookie cake topper

I mean is there anything cuter (or tastier)? These cookies sure to do look inviting sitting prettily on there!

12. Mix-media cake topper

I call these mix media, because one is a combo of acrylic with florals, and the other is a combo of acrylic and balloons. Both by Glistening Occasions.

unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party
Photo @leebirdphotography
unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party
Photo @natalieodonnellphotography

13. Light up letter topper

These are done by a Sydney based company, Grain and Co. and they’re timeless and extra!

14. Easy DIY topper

Love this simple DIY topper project. Those circle cutters can be bought at Spotlight. Happy lettering!

15. Royal icing toppers

Get creative with royal icing and make some cute freehand toppers, instructions here. 

unique cake toppers, 15 unique cake toppers for your next party
Photo @the_party_project