Now for the last few years, the words 'cake toppers' have often conjured up pictures of slightly off-putting statues of brides & grooms, locked into plastic poses. We've dallied with 'cake jewellery' and we've fallen back on flowers but, as we've come to embrace the handmade so much more over the last few years, cake toppers have, happily, followed too.
I'll be honest, these bird cake toppers just make me smile.They're a little bit cute, a little bit kitsch and a lot of fun. They're perfect for lovebirds on their big day...
Above - two happy little birds in their nest - this would look great on a rustic cake (maybe sat a big chunky wooden cake stand). And how cute is Mrs Bird's floral hairpiece?! Image - Charm Origin
Above - these are fab chunky stitched birds. I love the idea of using your own fabric scraps to create something personal (and it doesn't have to be perfect) Image - Cotton Bird
Above - super sweet kissing lovedbirds! And the fact that they're perched on a little egg cup, just waiting for hop onto the cake is great. This egg cup topper would work really fabulously with the egg-cup ideas I've written about before... Image - Emilie Friday
Above - here's a different idea with the birds on dowelling that can be inserted into the cake. If you like sewing, how about making smaller versions of these as seating cards or place markers? Image - Hey MieMie on Etsy
Above - I love these birds with their wedding day outfits, standing so proudly on top of the cake. You can find patterns for birds on-line if you like the idea of a bit of craft! Image - Kellie Kano
Above - oooh, how I love these two little birds. I just love how they've obviously been given 'accessories' that guests will connect with the bride & groom - that's how to make a wedding truly personal. It's not about just writing your names over things, it's about adding little touches that guests will associate with you as soon as they see them. Image - Lauren Alane
Above - how perfect do birds look perched atop this oh-so green and leaf-inspired cake? What a great combination and the colours of the birds work just perfectly too. Love it. Image - One Love Photo
Above - now here's a different look with wooden birds, all perched on top of the tree with their initials carved into it. How cute and wonderfully quirky. Image - Star House