Wedding cake toppers are ornaments or figurines that adorn the top of wedding cakes. They have been used as far back as the 1890s, but became widespread in use in the 1920s.
Typically the topper was two figurines, representing the Bride and Groom in wedding attire. It is not known for certain, but it is believed that the origin of the cake topper began about a century ago when a young woman asked her father, a baker, to create a cake topper for her wedding cake symbolizing the love between her and her fiancé. The father created two figures, in the likeness of his daughter and her future husband, and was cherished by the daughter.
Today the wedding cake topper has taken on many forms, beyond the traditional figurines. When deciding whether to use a wedding cake topper, consider the following: