Creating a personalized cake topper can save money, create excitement and set the tone for any event. Surprise the guest of honor by creating a cake topper featuring their photo. All you need to get started is a little resourcefulness and creativity.
Create a design concept that compliments the occasion. Get ideas from the individual or couple being honored at the event. Visit a confectionery shop to get advice and design ideas.
Purchase cake decorations, including a piece to hold the photo in place. The photo can be held in place with plastic note holders, or by inserting the image between the fingers of figurines.
Decorate the cake, keeping the theme in mind. Try to honor the individual or couple's hobbies and interests without cluttering the cake with too many ribbons, flowers and other unnecessary decorations.
Add decorative embellishment. Use Swarovski crystals for numbers and monograms. You may also consider using fresh flowers and fruit along with edible decorations.
Place the figurine holding the photo on top of the cake. Make sure the figurine is clean or is standing on sturdy paper.