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Top Off Your Cake Perfectly: The Ultimate Sizing Guide for Cake Toppers

Black Acrylic Hexagon Wedding Cake Topper with Gold accents

We know cake toppers at Taylor Street Favors, which is why we’ve created the Ultimate Sizing Guide for Cake Toppers! We make and sell thousands each year for weddings, birthdays, and anniversary’s through and our ETSY store. Here are the answers to the questions brides and grooms ask us most often about how to choose a cake topper size that is perfect for their cake.

Cake toppers play a crucial role in enhancing the overall look of your cake, be it homemade or professionally made. However, determining the appropriate size of a cake topper can seem a daunting task, especially for those new to this art.

We’ve created our Ultimate Sizing Guide for Cake Toppers to assist you in selecting the perfect size:

When choosing a cake topper size, it is essential to consider the diameter of your cake. If your cake is heavily decorated and you want a subtle topper, then go for a topper that is .5” to 1.5” (1.27cm-4cm) or smaller than the diameter of your cake. However, if you want your topper to stand out, then pick a topper that is the same width as your cake or just slightly smaller. We recommend not to go bigger than your cake, regardless of the cake’s design.

For multi-tiered cakes, select a cake topper that is the same size or slightly smaller than the top tier’s diameter. Also, keep in mind that the topper’s height may vary depending on the number of characters in the name. A topper that reads “Max” and is 6” (15.24cm) wide will have larger letters and be taller than a topper that reads “Stephanie” and is 6” (15.24cm) wide.

Cake toppers are a great way to add a personal touch to your cake, especially for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries. They come in various materials, including acrylic, wood, metal, or edible options like sugar or fondant. However, regardless of the material or design, selecting the right size is crucial to achieving the desired effect and balance on your cake.

Note: because clear acrylic is see-through (!!), it can feel less imposing than the same size cake topper in a solid material – like wood. For this reason, clear acrylic toppers can be a great choice if you are not sure of the best size for your cake.

Apart from the cake’s diameter, you should also consider the height of your cake when selecting a topper. If you have a tall cake, you may want to go for a smaller topper to avoid overpowering the design. Conversely, if you have a shorter cake, you can choose a more prominent topper to create a focal point.

Another factor to keep in mind is the placement of the topper. Most cake toppers go on top of the cake, but you can also place them on the side or around the cake’s base. The placement can affect the sizing, as a topper that goes on the side may need to be longer than one that sits on top of the cake.

Vintage Style Wedding Cake Topper with Personalization - Shown Silver
Our romantic Vintage Style Wedding Cake Topper is a great compliment to your understated, vintage wedding theme. It’s simple, clean and elegant.

When selecting a cake topper, you should also consider the theme and style of your event. For example, a formal wedding may call for an elegant and classic topper, while a children’s birthday party may benefit from a colorful and playful topper. The size should also match the style, as a large and elaborate topper may look out of place on a simple and rustic cake.

If you’re still unsure about the sizing, you can always consult with your cake decorator or supplier — Taylor Street Favors! They may have recommendations based on the cake’s design or may provide digital samples of different sizes for you to choose from. You can also browse online for inspiration and see how others have used cake toppers on their cakes.

In conclusion, selecting the right size for your cake topper can make all the difference in achieving the desired effect and balance on your cake. Consider the cake’s diameter and height, the placement and theme of your event, and consult with experts if needed. With the right size and design, your cake topper can be the perfect finishing touch to your cake and a memorable part of your celebration.

We hope you have found this Ultimate Sizing Guide for Cake Toppers helpful! If you are unsure about what type of cake topper to select, please take a look at our guide to finding the perfect cake topper here »

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