Birthdays

Unique Cake Toppers For Every Themed Birthday Party

by Collier Sutter


Unique Cake Toppers For Every Themed Birthday Party
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With your little one’s birthday bash coming up on the horizon, you’ve probably locked in fun games, a final guest list and at least thought about the cake. But, taking on cake decorations beyond drug store candles and sprinkles can feel intimidating as a parent. Instead of panicking, there’s an easy way to go the extra mile in cake decor without artistic skills. Enter: The cake topper.

 

 

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We’re not all The Great British Bake Off material—so relying on a cake toppers to do all the legwork (err… handwork) is an easy way to jazz up your kiddo’s celebratory cake. Whether you’re on a mission for mermaids or looking for your child’s favorite characters, we rounded up cake toppers from Amazon, Etsy and more so you can nail every birthday party theme.

 

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Best Overall Cake Topper

Unicorn Cake Topper with Eyelashes Party Cake

Price:$7.00

Any little unicorn devotee is bound to want a birthday party focused around this mythical creature at some point. Have magical intuition and snag a unicorn cake topper to save you from scrolling Pinterest for hours looking for inspiration. Start with a pop of colorful icing, add some candy and edible glitter into the mix and their cake will sparkle as much as the unicorn’s horn.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Used as a topper for 2-tier cake and it looked great in terms of eyelashes and horn pulling theme together with the backdrop and rainbow cupcake arch.”

“I usually don't write reviews, but this was exactly what I was looking...I used it on 9 inches cake and it was perfect....I covered the bottom of the cake topper with fondant to protect the cake and secure it and worked very well. I did the eyes. totally recommend it if you do not have time to make your own cake topper.”

“I am a beginner baker and didn't want to spend to get a big cake for a 10 girls unicorn party. was able to bake and frost my cake and the unicorn topper stole the show! well worth it. was able to remove afterward and can be reused.”

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R2D2 Cake Topper

Price:$23.00

Bleep, bleep, bloop! You can bring R2D2 from a galaxy far, far away to your kitchen table thanks to the Internet. If your kiddo can't get enough of Star Wars, he or she will be so excited to see their favorite droid on their birthday cake above their name. The Force will be strong with your cake—your Jedi-in-training will be antsy to slice into it.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was the perfect topper!”

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Decopac Disney Princess Happily Ever After Cake Topper

Price:$15.00

You’ll be any Disney Princesses fan’s hero after you present them with an entire pink castle atop their very own cake. On the topper you'll find figurines of Belle and the Beast, Cinderella, Ariel and Rapunzel, which your kiddo will want to keep as bonus birthday presents. Don’t forget to buy sparkling tiaras to pass out on this enchanting day for your tiny royal highness and her fellow princess pals, too.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This set is perfect for a little girl obsessed with princesses! I prefer to do homemade cakes for birthdays. This made it so easy to get the princess effect and have the "wow!" moment for my four year old. Yes, it's plastic and the figures faces aren't exactly Disney perfection but they are passable for a cake decoration.”

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JeVenis Space Astronaut Cupcake Toppers

Price:$11.00

If cupcakes are on the birthday boy or girl’s menu, make them into full-blown intergalactic masterpieces with these spacey add-ons. You'll be equipped to build (and name) their very own galaxy once all 28 toppers (from one pack!) are placed atop their sweet treats.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“A great hit at my son's birthday party. Not sure if we will got exactly what is pictured in the listing but pretty close.”

“Perfect.”

“Recommended.”

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Pirate Ship Birthday Edible Cake Topper

Price:$7.00

Go this route if you have a young Jack Sparrow on your hands. Once you're ready to decorate, this edible Pirate Ship image is an easy way to complete your cake. Remove the image from it's backing and lay it on top of your cake's icing.The edible image comes in a variety of sizes too, for whatever cake fits your crowd size.

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Peppa Pig Cake Topper Candle Set

Price:$9.00

It's hard to not love the preschool British animation series Peppa Pig, so planning a birthday soiree around its sassy star for your little one is a no-brainer. It's no secret Peppa loves jumping in muddy puddles. To prevent your birthday girl or boy from wanting to do the same, skip the cake and make chocolate pudding cups mixed with mashed oreos and gummy worms. This way they can be just like Peppa—minus the mess.

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Tropical Jungle Cake Topper

Price:$9.00

For your baby's first birthday, cherish the precious day by throwing a party full of safari green decor— like these easy jungle cake toppers— and monkeying around. No better time than a jungle party to teach them their animal sounds too!

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Llama Cactus Cake Topper

Price:$9.00

Planning a birthday fiesta? These llama cactus cake toppers are too adorable to pass up. We're also not judging if you stick 'em (along with candles) into something unconventional like guacamole or (extra) cheesy nachos—no one will even miss the cake.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“As expected. These were great for our taco party for my little girl’s birthday.”

“This topper came fast and was perfect for my daughters cake. Also for our Lama cactus theme perfect!!!”

“This was such a fun addition to our homemade cake.”

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Frozen Elsa & Anna Cake Topper

Price:$14.00

Perfect for twins or two best friends, this pair of Elsa and Anna toppers are all about embracing sisterly love. The handmade glittering toppers will stand out on the party centerpiece—that sweet, sweet cake.

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Gold Painted Elephant Cake Topper

Price:$30.00

This golden elephant topper is the (edible) work of art your child's cake is missing. Aesthetically pleasing and picture-ready, the cake addition may be more for you than your child (no shame, baker!). You can take the elephant theme one step further though, by incorporating circus sensation Dumbo, for tiny fans of the Disney character.

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Rainbow Cake Topper

Price:$9.00

If you’re looking to add some personalization to your fresh-out-of-the-oven cake, this rainbow topper will do just that, plus add a pop of color. Rainbows are flexible additions for many themes out there, too. Pot of gold not included.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This topper is perfect for our sprinkle for our rainbow baby! It's also how we plan on revealing the name of the baby. Quality is great and will be a nice keepsake as well for the baby book. Thank you once again!”