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Cake Topper Sizing Guide

Cake topper sizing guide

Cake toppers are the key to making your cake shine.  Whether your cake is a homemade one or a professional one, a cake topper is what gives it the gorgeous finishing touch that it needs.

However, if you’re new to the party game, figuring out size can be frustrating and that’s why I’m here to help you nut out that decision and make it easier for you to purchase just what you need.

Below is a cake topper sizing guide to illustrate the suitable different sizes.

Selecting the perfect cake topper size.

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “how do I know what size to use?” Does it really matter? Yes, it definitely does and it’s not as daunting as it seems.

The size of the cake topper all depends on the size of your cake so make sure you know the diameter of your cake before purchasing a topper.

If your cake is quite busy and you’re wanting a smaller subtle topper to finish it off, then I’d suggest purchasing a cake topper that is 1cm-4cm smaller than the diameter of your cake. The size here mostly comes down to the look you are wanting.

If your cake is a little more on the simple side and you’re wanting the topper to shine, then I’d suggest going for a topper that is exactly the same width as your cake OR a centimeter or two smaller.

No matter how busy or simple your cake is, I’d never suggest going bigger than your cake.

Here’s an example: I made this cake for my daughter’s birthday a couple of years ago and used a 15cm diameter cake and 15cm wide cake topper. The cake itself is quite plain – all the detail was happening on the top.

If your cake has more than one tier, choose a cake topper that is the same size or slightly below the diameter of the top tier. This general rule of thumb goes for any multi-tiered cake, whether you have two tiers or ten tiers.

Please also note that the height of your cake topper will change depending on the number of characters in the name. For example, a topper that says “Max” and is 15cm wide is going to be taller and have larger letters than a topper that says “Stephanie” and is 15cm wide.

All my cake toppers can be found here.

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2 thoughts on “Cake Topper Sizing Guide

  1. Great guide and well articulated!

    1. Thank you! Hope it is helpful.

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