Atop Wedding Cakes


A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves

for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop


This one was featured  at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show

My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.

Charlotte Sellier

Herndon, Va.

JoeandMauraJoe and Maura in Philadelphia


Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake

You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers


Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

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Dan and Ann  Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia

Vicky and Justin Get Married 9-10-11


Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake


Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching

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Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake


Prudence and Jordan in Somerset


Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper


Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh

Screen Shot 2017-03-18 at 9.51.23 AMBerries atop cupcakes Jessica and Matthew’s Wedding at the Aviary


Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.


Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper

29 thoughts on “Atop Wedding Cakes

  1. Atop wedding cakes was an awesome idea. Makes everyone smile. Marti and Ilde still have the topper on display.

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  3. This one surprised me. I did not get it at first glance. I looked at the first photo and thought hey I know this couple and the cake and then again hey I know this next couple and this next cake too and then so on and so forth. Most of all I liked the tradition started by the families of Kay and Matt Walsh using their topper. Your phoytos are so enticing. I really need something sweet now.

  4. WOnderful reply to the challenge, Ruth. Aren’t those tops — and their cakes – creative? I’ve messed up the frosting of enough cupcakes to know that cake decorating is not something I should even consider.

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