Selecting the style and size of a custom pet cake topper for your wedding

Selecting the style and size of a custom pet cake topper for your wedding

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and what better way to include your furry friend in the festivities than with a custom pet cake topper from Pawfect Love? As you embark on the journey of choosing the perfect representation of your beloved pet, you may find yourself torn between the charm of a head and paws only peeking style and the grandeur of a full-body masterpiece. Let's explore the nuances of each option to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your vision and budget.

The Charm of Head & Paws Only

The head and paws peeking style is a delightful choice for those seeking a whimsical touch to their wedding cake. This option captures the essence of your pet's personality with a cute and endearing portrayal. Here's why you might consider this trending option:

  • Affordability: If you're working within a budget, the head and paws only design is a cost-effective way to add a personalized touch without breaking the bank.

  • Compact Elegance: The simplicity of this design ensures that the cake topper remains a subtle yet impactful addition to your cake, creating a harmonious balance between tradition and personalized flair.

  • Element of Surprise: The peeking style lends itself so well to being a cheeky surprise of the day. This was pulled off to perfecting by Kristie, who surprised her husband with a sneaky peeking George and sent him into fits of laughter as they approached the cake for cutting.


The Grandeur of Full Body Elegance

For those who want to make a bold statement and showcase their pet's entire presence, the full body cake topper is the epitome of elegance. Here's why you might opt for this more elaborate choice:

  • Showcasing Personality: A full body representation allows for a more detailed portrayal of your pet, capturing their unique characteristics and quirks with precision.

  • Display Beyond the Cake: A full body topper is a standalone piece of art that can be proudly displayed beyond the wedding day. It becomes a lasting memento of your special day and the love you share with your pet, or a touching memorial to display if your pet is aging or has already passed away.

  • More Options for More Pets: The full body style and with the added flexibility of multiple poses lends itself well for showcasing several pets in different positions and poses on as well as beside the cake.
  • Less Mess: The peeking style generally requires a piece of cake to be cut out in order for the topper to be placed into position, whereas the full body toppers can generally be placed on and around the cake without disrupting the cake itself, which is a great option if you are having a friend or family member help with the task rather than needing to get the peeking topper to your baker in advance.


Size selection for Full Body Toppers

If you have decided on the full body option, the next choice to make is what size suits best.

The style and size of your cake as well as the placement of the topper are all key to determining the best size to order.


Generally speaking the most popular sizes are Extra Small or Small.

Medium also works well for tall cakes where the topper is to be a focal point. Just be sure to let your cake maker know so they can supply a base large enough. 

Generally Large or Extra Large would best be suited to sit beside the cake or as a decor piece on another table.


If you are including multiple pets and they are different sizes, it is best to order sizes that enable me to reflect their relative size difference.



Here's a reminder of the sizing- 

Extra Small Approx 4-6cm in sitting position (or equivalent of laying or standing)

Small Approx 6-9cm in sitting position (or equivalent of laying or standing)

Medium Approx 9-12cm in sitting position (or equivalent of laying or standing)

Large Approx 12-15cm in sitting position (or equivalent of laying or standing)

Extra Large *** only available in a laying pose*** Approx 20-25 cm in length laying position



Making the Decision

Ultimately, the choice between a head and paws only peeking style and a full body masterpiece depends on your personal preferences, budget considerations, and the level of detail you desire. Whichever you choose, Pawfect Love ensures a high-quality, custom-crafted topper that captures the spirit of your furry companion.

Remember, it's not just a cake topper; it's a symbol of the love and joy your pet brings to your life. So, whether you opt for charming simplicity or grand elegance, Pawfect Love is here to turn your vision into a cherished reality. Celebrate your union with a touch of pawfect magic!

Don't worry if you are having trouble choosing, I'm always available and happy to have a chat and plan the pawfect accessories for your day, so just reach out either on socials, email ( or here.

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