Make Your Cake Topper Special With a Monogram and Swarovski Crystals

Ashley Rader

Ashley Rader is the owner of Moments of Elegance, an online wedding boutique specializing in beach wedding favors, summer wedding favors and a huge collection of unique wedding favor ideas that will say thank you with style and will truly make your event unforgettable.

Guests flock to the wedding cake at the reception. It's a spectacle everyone looks forward to seeing (and eating), so it's definitely important to consider it in your overall wedding decor. Are you having a very formal wedding? Are you having a more casual wedding and putting more of your resources into the reception?

Wedding Cake

A monogrammed cake topper with Swarovski crystals can add just the right touch. Here's what you need to consider when picking out your topper for your cake.

If you are using a monogram theme in your décor, the cake top can be the real icing on the cake.

What size cake topper do I need?

· Consider how many letters you will use in the monogram. This will help you determine the size of the topper.

· Also, consider the size of your cake. You want the cake topper to be in proportion to your cake.

· Ask your cake specialist what he or she recommends for the topper. You will also want to purchase this early, so they can include it in the overall cake decoration.

· A good rule of thumb is to use a 4-5 inch cake topper if you are using a single initial. If you will include three initials, take the size down a bit to about 3 inches.

· Consider the size of the fonts as well when deciding on a monogrammed cake topper. If you are using a font that has large curls, take the size down a bit to compensate for the width of the topper.

What finish should I use on the cake topper?

There are two types of finish to consider - mirrored acrylic and stainless steel.

Mirrored Acrylic

· This comes in gold or silver finish, which should match most wedding décor.
· The mirrored finish reflects lots of light, so candles set up around the cake can make for a very romantic display.
· Add colored Swarovski crystals to bring in your wedding colors and to make the topper really sparkle.

Stainless Steel

· This cake topper is heavier in weight and provides a more substantial look.
· This option is good if you want to include Swarovski crystals on both sides of the topper.
· The stainless topper is also less shiny than the mirrored finish topper.

Can I make my own monogrammed cake top?

Of course! Use this DIY kit to create your own elegant cake top. It comes with gems in your color choice and adhesive. Get creative, and show off your crafty diva style!

What do I do with the cake topper after the wedding?

Use it in your new home! This wooden display box is designed specifically to display your cake topper. This box can be customized with your name and wedding date or whatever message you want to include.


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  • Vanessa says
    What a great idea to create your own wedding cake topper! There are loads of ideas for cake jewellery too :)

    Just keep in mind that if you are adding the decorations to the cake yourself that you shouldn't put the wires directly into the cake but to use a cocktail straw and place the wire inside that - alternatively you can coat the wire in melted choc and then insert it into the cake.
  • Cinty says
    Oh those are so super cute!
  • Anna says
    id be worried people would try to eat the unedable parts!!
  • Cinty says
    I'm sure anything can be made edible though so you wouldn't have to worry about it :) They make really great keepsakes too, like my cake topper. Popped it in an airtight container and then in the freezer :)
    • Anna says
      i like the making it a keepsake thing... its like something you can pass down?!
    • KH says
      So much to think about!
    • angelkatya99 says
      I love using fondant for cakes! but it's very sugary! sooo I will have to try this out!

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