A tea cup cake topper is super on-trend for cakes right now, combining two very popular party or wedding themes: vintage and tea parties. It’s especially apt for Irish or UK weddings – two great tea drinking nations!
The cake on the left (above) features a pink lace applique design which you can make using lace moulds available from many sugarcraft stores. The second cake features beautiful sugarcrafted floral cameos which give a lovely vintage feel to this colourful cake.
The teacups featured on these cakes are vintage crockery, which can be difficult to find. But if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at making sugar teacups! It’s a lot easier than it looks and you’ll find a great tutorial here: how to make a tea cup and saucer cake topper tutorial. (Images: Wedding Chicks and Boho Bride, via The Natural Wedding Company).
Above, we have another beautiful tea cup cake topper with an exquisite wild flower arrangement via Weddbook.
And below, a classically elegant vintage wedding cake with china teacup cake topper via Pinterest. (For more on royal icing piping techniques, see our feature on Piping Pearls and Beaded Garlands.)
Below, a fabulous trio of wedding cakes is made complete with pretty tea cup cake toppers. (Photographed by Eliza Claire Photography via Style Me Pretty.)
Below, we have two beautiful lady-like teacup cake toppers with the cake below left from Old Vienna Bakery via Burnetts Boards and the image below right via Pinterest.
Two whimsical style vintage bunting cakes below topped with pretty teacup cake toppers from The Cute Cupcake Company (below left) and by Gulnaz Mitchell of Heavenly Cakes 4U, New Zealand (below right).
Our final tea cup cake topper is an exquisite piece of sugar art from Chrissy Lau of the Miss Couture cake company in Australia, which combines vintage pearls and antique gold accents for beautiful afternoon tea theme that exudes lady-like elegance.
And if you really want to extend your teacup party theme, there’s a great range of teapcup baking moulds for cupcakes now on the market – you bake the cupcakes right in the teacup mould. Guaranteed to delight your tea-party guests! Available here: Afternoon Tea Cupcakes – 4 Cupcake Cup Holders 4 Saucers.
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