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Top It Off: Unique Cake Toppers for Your Wedding Cake

By: 
Megan McCarty Lara Burnap

(clockwise from top)

1. THE HAPPY COUPLE: This brushed metal Chinese symbol, atop
a blush pink cake by Superfine Bakery, represents balance and union by joining
two happiness characters. $19.95 from Mountain View-based Beau-coup.com.

2.
SIGN OF THE TIME: Conquer your cake with this pewter banner (measures 4.5 by
3.5 inches) made from hand-stamped, vintage letterpress blocks by San Luis
Obispo jewelry maker Lisa Leonard. $48 at Lisa Leonard Designs, on a metallic
polka dot cake by Superfine Bakery.

3. LOVE IS A HIGHWAY: Venice-based artisan
Concarta sculpted this one-of-a-kind bride and groom from California maps
(custom replicas of the gown and tux also available). Price upon request,
Concarta Designs.

4. FEATHERED FRIENDS: Handmade by Santa Rosa artist Rhoda Lynch,
these 3-inch polymer-clay birds are available in every color of the rainbow.
$60 at Blue Butterfly Design. Cake stands by Sweet and Saucy Supply
(sweetandsaucysupply.com).