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"M" is for Monogram Wedding Cake Toppers

Updated on April 14, 2014

Top Looks in Monogram Wedding Cake Toppers

Getting married soon? Planning your reception? Be sure to remember one of the most important items for your big event - the perfect wedding cake topper for your perfectly beautiful wedding cake!

One of the most popular categories of cake toppers today is monogram wedding cake toppers.

Mark the special day with one of many monogram cake toppers available

Make a memory with a monogram topper

Meld two lives together with a monogram wedding topper

Take a look here and you will discover that there are monogram wedding cake toppers just perfect to use as the crowning touch for your wedding cake!


Contemporary example of croquembouch, one of the earliest forms of wedding cake
Contemporary example of croquembouch, one of the earliest forms of wedding cake

Let's Start at the Very Beginning...

Just where did the wedding cake come from?

Since the early nineteenth century, wedding cakes have been crowned with wedding cake toppers, which were nearly always miniature figurines of a wedding couple, a small fresh flower nosegay, and bells, hearts, or doves, made from gum paste.

Over time, topper types have evolved and one of the more desired topper styles of today are monogram wedding cake toppers.

However, before we can top the cake, we should explore just where the wedding cake itself originated.

Although no one can say with certainty, an extremely early variety of wedding cake may very well be the French Croquembouch, which means "crunch in the mouth". Croquembouch can be described as a tall tower-like pastry produced by stacking small, rounded custard-filled pastries (cream puffs), one on top of another, then coating the whole tower with threads of a hard caramel glaze.

Croquembouch was said to have been modified into its current manifestation by a French pastry chef, after witnessing an old English wedding tradition where sweet rolls were stacked up between the wedding couple, over which the pair attempted to kiss one another without toppling the piled-up pastries.

If they succeeded in keeping the rolls upright, it was said to ensure their future good fortune and prosperity.


Learn How To Make a Croquembouche - How hard can it be?

Good Kitchen Tools Make Baking Easier!

DayMark IT115435 12" PipingPal Disposable Pastry Bag with Dispenser (100 Bags)
DayMark IT115435 12" PipingPal Disposable Pastry Bag with Dispenser (100 Bags)

Keep it simple with these disposable pastry bags - no muss, no fuss!

6" Stainless Steel Food Chopper and Scraper
6" Stainless Steel Food Chopper and Scraper

The right tool makes every job easier! Use this pastry blade to easily and quickly blend your pastry dough ingredients


To Bling or Not To Bling?

Shine on!

Monogram wedding cake toppers can be found in various sizes and font styles, in non-decorated, partially-decorated, fully-decorated varieties, with multiple color options.

Non-decorated monograms are typically straightforward, without any adornment. Elegant and sleek, only one initial produces a very unique impression on top of the wedding cake.

Partially-decorated monograms shimmer with detail, as soon as crystals are attractively applied to select parts of the letter's face.

Fully-decorated monograms create a fiery sparkle when Swarovsky crystals cover the letter's front surface.

Colorful monograms in dazzling metallics and hues from time-honored to over-the-top are available to fit with all wedding color schemes. Monograms also come in gold, silver or any other color, and can even be swathed in mirrored acrylic. A monogram font can be selected to reflect that found in your wedding invitations and ceremony programs.


If You Need Just a Little More of That Bling... - ...I have just the thing!

4 row Crystal Cake Ribbon Rhinestone Wedding Cake Ribbon
4 row Crystal Cake Ribbon Rhinestone Wedding Cake Ribbon

I cannot get enough of this fabulous rhinestone ribbon. It is gorgeous and versatile. Add it to the bottom of each tier of your wedding cake for a crisp, clean, classic embellishment.

The 4-row rhinestone ribbon refers to the number of rows of crystals making up the ribbon's width. There are rhinestone ribbon widths available all the way to 27-row widths, so the bling possibilities are endless! This product uses Czech-made crystals for a brilliant, fiery sparkle, a perfect accompaniment to your glittering monogram wedding cake topper.

The ribbon is sold by the yard (full yards only) and calculations will need to be made for the number of yards required to wrap all the tiers of your cake.. As a point of reference, the cake in the picture needed 4 yards of rhinestone ribbon.

Using the rhinestone ribbon with a crystal monogram wedding cake topper will add up to one beautiful wedding cake! Perfect!


Perfectly Simple Porcelain Monogram Wedding Cake Toppers

Ideal for a garden or beach wedding setting

Porcelain monograms are offered with diverse accents. Such adornments can consist of marine shells and starfish, making them just the thing for destination and beach-themed weddings.

Other options are floral and pearl highlights, with flower alternatives such as calla lily, daisy, hydrangea, rose and stephanotis from which to choose.

Unify the monogram's flower with the rest of the wedding blooms for a coordinated look.

Swarovsky crystals can also be added to porcelain monograms, with a rainbow of crystal colors available. Subtle and unfussy, these monograms are a suitable selection for the minimalist bride.


I Can See Clearly Now...

There are a huge variety of acrylic monogram wedding cake toppers in the marketplace, which can all be engraved with one or more letters, using one of countless available fonts.

Some of these toppers can even be lit up when an optional power base is chosen. The base has LED lights, which are available in seven different colors and are illuminated by means of two nine-volt batteries.

The base can be concealed within the top layer of the cake, leaving only the clear form showcased.


Monogram Silver Diamante Heart Wedding Cake Topper NEW
Monogram Silver Diamante Heart Wedding Cake Topper NEW

Can't decide on a monogram? Show us how you feel!


Let Them Eat (Cup)Cakes!

With your personalized stamp of approval

If you have been toying with the idea of offering cupcakes to your wedding guests instead of a traditional wedding cake, think about using a food-safe, laser-cut acrylic stamp featuring your monogram to imprint edible fondant cupcake toppers.

Available in a wide variety of typeface and monogram options, with or without the names of the wedding couple, the stamp measures 1-1/2", making it just right for cupcake tops. The stamp comes with a handle, to speed up the printing process.

Other monogram ideas for cupcakes include:

Personalized monogram cupcake wrappers, where single or multiple initials of the bride and groom can be laser cut, printed or embossed onto an endless variety of paper colors and styles.

Custom monogram cupcake picks, offered as individual letters, custom-printed flags, "lolly-pops" or heart shapes, featuring one or more initials.

Available in styles running the gamut from sweet to sophisticated.


Martha Stewart Crafts Pillow Cases, Monogram
Martha Stewart Crafts Pillow Cases, Monogram

Keep it simple by monogramming just your pillow cases


Are you traditional? Quirky? Contemporary? Inquiring minds need to know!

What Kind of Wedding Cake Topper Did or Will You Use?

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      weddingplz lm 3 years ago

      great list of wedding cake

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      @antoniow: Thanks so much for visiting several of my article! It means a lot!!

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      This is amazing lens, well done! Thumbs up

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      There are so many new items to choose from these days. I even like the cupcakes.

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Super cute, I like these.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, so many choices. I got married in the dark ages when you just put the little plastic bride and groom on the cake and it was done.

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      Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

      Monogram toppers are so elegant and up-to-date looking.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Wow! These are beautiful! I never considered a monogram wedding cake topper before. Awesome!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I haven't been married yet. I might do the monogram one though. I really like your niche topic with the Wedding Cake Toppers. Great lens. God bless!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      My favorite is the simple white porcelain topper.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Very cool idea!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Ah, this is quite interesting i.e. a Croquembouche ! Love it ... how about "a crunch in the mouth?" lol

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love the idea and look of monogram wedding cake toppers; they are fabulous!

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      KateHonebrink 6 years ago

      @Redneck Lady Luck: The use of bells and doves is truly classic - it sounds simply beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Our wedding cake was adorned simply with tiny white bells and doves. It is almost time for weddings to abound and I would presume that many couples are now busy hunting for their special wedding cake toppers.