One of my addictions is perusing Etsy’s seemingly endless list of talented wedding artists. Today’s article about personalized wedding cake toppers is no different, and has to be one of my favorite types of posts to write. For one, it curbs my need to go shopping. And two, I am in awe at how many creative people there are in the world!
After much looking, I found 11 extremely talented artists who each produce an artisan handcrafted wedding cake topper for bridal customers all around the world.
The wedding cake toppers all use different materials such as wood, plastic, or paper to name a few. Even when some of the materials mesh, you can clearly see that each artist has an individual style. I bet if I held an impromptu art class and asked each artist to draw the same object, no two pictures would turn out the same. I just love that sense of intensely refined creativity.
Wedding decor items that showcase a couple’s shared interests or reflect their personalities are a great addition to your overall decor plans. Instead of a traditional cake topper (wire letters or symbol), why not purchase outside of the box and get yourself a personalized one.
Personalized Wedding Cake Toppers
Without further ado, here is my perfect cake topper list of favorites to sit atop your wedding reception cake or other yummy dessert!
1. Custom Wedding Cake Topper
Creator Heather Ward-Migner combines a background as an artist and art teacher to design and create wonderful wooden wedding cake toppers by hand at her studio in Western North Carolina. Her designs include whimsical boats, guitars, animals, and trees to name a few. The toppers are simple, effective, and ridiculously cute!
After your big day, try transforming them into a Christmas tree ornament keepsake.
2. Hand Sculpted Owl Cake Toppers
These sweet baby owls dressed up in even sweeter vintage inspired outfits are bound to cause long “awwwws” to echo throughout your reception.
Etsy seller PerlillaPets hand sculpts every figurine and allows customers to customize everything from the color of their feathers to the type of hat worn by the groom (although I think we can all agree that the top hat is by far the best option). You can even choose to add a personalized banner with the date of your big day! The attention to detail on these toppers is just mesmerizing and will leave you cherishing them for rest of your lives.
3. Hand sculpted & Painted Unique Wedding Cake Topper
by Crimson Muse
Scroll through the almost endless list of cake toppers on Etsy to discover that there are 250 pages worth!
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, creator Lauren McHale‘s mermaid cake toppers really caught my eye. My niece just visited Disneyland on her summer vacation and got to relive The Little Mermaid ride … 5 times over. I was reminded of how much I loved that movie during my own childhood. And when I saw the mermaid cake topper pictured above, I knew cake topper nostolgia reached its zeanith.
Why not get a custom cake topper that reflects one of your favorite movies of all time? It doesn’t have to be The Little Mermaid, something like Aladdin would work as well 😉
Lauren customizes and hand sculpts each creation using clay, tissue paper, and wire materials. She brings her creations to fruition by hand painting them with acrylic paint. The process is fairly straight forward: clients send her some pictures as well as outfits that she can then replicate in a fairy tale cake topper.
4. Air-Dry Clay Personalized Cake Toppers
by Anna Crafts
Anna Crafts stands out from the cake topper crowd with detail and cuteness. Each handcrafted piece is made from polymer clay and can be customized according to specific requests. I like that they will even send you a picture of the finished product to make sure you are happy with the product before delivery.
5. Personalized Wood Cake Toppers
Personalized cake toppers that remind me of homespun goodness. The designer uses materials like wood, fabric, paint, paper, and ribbon to make handcrafted beauties (such as the ones above) to resemble you and your partner and even your pet.
Absolutely adorable — totally can be used for years to come.
6. Custom Illustrated Portrait Cake Topper
Simple, cut, and perfect for the top of a pie! Submit your photos to Alizabeth and she’ll draw a newlywed couple to look very much them, down to the clothes they like to wear. You can customize the banner as well, right down to the color of the flowers and ribbon.
7. Day of the Dead Custom Wedding Cake Topper
Tim Burton style creations anyone?
If you are planning a Day of the Dead wedding theme, cake toppers by Natalya are a perfect finishing touch to the top of your cake. Every little detail – from bouquet to hair and eyes – is carefully sculpted by hand. Each cake topper can also be customized in the pose that you would like, as well as the couple’s attire, hair color and style, and bouquet.
8. Personalized Bride & Groom Figurine Cake Toppers
Creator Barbara Padgett designs these fun, colorful wedding cake toppers to characterize you and your partner. These are truly one of a kind sculptures that are finely detailed made using prime quality clay and paints. They are sure to provide a few smiles on your wedding day!
9. Custom Dog Cake Toppers
Unable to bring your beloved pooch to your wedding day, but don’t want to leave her at home?
Get Laurie Valko to design a custom dog cake topper that resembles your K9. One of your best furry friends may not be present at the wedding. Perhaps the venue doesn’t allow animals, or you ultimately decide that doggy daycare is the best option. Nonetheless, your guests will know the importance of your dog in your life.
10. Wooden Peg Dolls Wedding Cake Toppers
by Goose Grease
Simplistic wood peg dolls that embody elegant cake topper beauty. Designers Anna and Juan Donado create original peg doll wedding cake toppers using hand-turned techniques on an electric lathe. The cake toppers are made from Urapán, a sustainably forested wood whereby when one tree is harvested, two are planted in its place. What a great social proof concept to incorporate!
11. Custom Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper
Similar in look to a bobble head, but without the actual bobble. Artist Max can customize your cake topper to let your individuality shine through.
Choose from traditional wedding figurines, or have a little fun with nontraditional dancing, cultural, or humorous characters.
12. Wooden Portrait Cake Topper
Simple, personal, and totally eye catching, these wooden portrait cake toppers are timeless. Artist Ira Ignatko hand paints a re-creation of your chosen photo, down to the clothes you’re wearing. Ira paints the portrait onto wood and then covers it with a waterproof varnish, ensuring that it will last you a lifetime! We also love the embellishments that frame each portrait, making them more than just a re-creation, but a true piece of art.
13. Monogram Cake Topper
We just adore this rustic, monogrammed cake topper by YippeeDaisy. While undoubtedly perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding, the wreath embellishment and beautiful calligraphy makes this just as fitting for a more decadent and elaborate affair. It’s also neutral enough that you can turn it into a small piece of home decor once the cake has been cut!
14. Personalized Wire Cake Topper
These wire cake toppers by Etsy seller LeRusticChic are completely unique and satisfyingly simple, making them perfect for a smaller, rustic themed wedding. After choosing from 14 different colors of metal, designer Crystal Henson bends the copper wire into a cupid’s heart, with the the name of the new Mr. and Mrs. centered inside. While the advertised design is absolutely adorable, the shop does accept custom orders, so you can be sure to get the perfect look!
Need More Cake Topper Ideas?
If personalized wedding cake toppers are not quite your cup of tea, we’ve got some other articles that you might find helpful. Either way, let us know which topper is your favorite in the comment section below!
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!