vintage wedding cake toppers

Vintage wedding cake toppers

There are vintage wedding cake toppers out there that look exquisite. I’ve seen beautiful vintage figurines, art deco brides and grooms, and once a beautiful jewelled arrangement. However, if you start doing some research on wedding cakes from a particular era, you might hit a dead end. 

Until recently, wedding cakes rarely had toppers. If they did it would be fondant flowers, or on a rare occasion, a bride and groom figurine not to dissimilar from the ones we have today. The wedding cakes of the past were far simpler than the ones we have today. If you are after a true vintage wedding cake, choose a simple cake with a couple of tiers and some flowers and ribbon. It may sound simple, but will look quite beautiful.

Pastel shades can really fit in well with a vintage theme. At a lawn garden wedding a pale green and pink cake I saw looked a treat. You can also go for bold colours for vintage cakes. White and red or white and black look striking together.

If your idea of a cake for your vintage-themed wedding was a lot more elaborate, don’t despair. You can have your cake and eat it too. Vintage cake toppers do actually exist. The most common vintage cake topper I’ve seen is of a bride and groom in period dress. If you and your partner are tying the knot in old fashioned fare, then having vintage wedding cake toppers to match can look fantastic. You might be hard pressed to find one readymade, however you can easily find someone to make a set of clay figurines to match you both perfectly. 

I did this for my own wedding, an artist made a figurine of me and my husband. I found her online and simply sent across pictures of us along with details of what we wearing. I had a simple cake, along with a few fondant flowers, so the figurine really brought it to life.

You may be able to source an actual vintage bride and groom for your cake. While this is a lovely touch, it can be quite difficult to actually find. Many that I’ve come across have been damaged or are discoloured.

You don’t need to use a vintage cake topper to bring your theme to your wedding. A very casual wedding I went to recently (the bride wore a little black dress) featured a two tiered round white cake decorated simply with black lace draped across it. The lace was original, and taken from a dress that once belonged to the bride’s grandmother.


Lisa is a special needs teacher and a hugger. She always makes time for everyone and lightens up everybody’s lives with her presence. When she is not chasing her students around the yard, she finds time to write about what she truly loves, and you guessed it, its people and relationships.