(cellu 1920’s topper, from Ebay and kewpie topper, from FancyFlours)
Vintage cake topper is my favorite detail of a vintage wedding.
You can easily recognize a vintage cake topper from the 1930s era if the groom is holding or wearing a top hat and by the bride’s wedding dress. Cake toppers from that time were made of bisque and many of them were made in Japan (look for the “Made in Japan” stamp on the back of the toppers). For detailed info on how to buy vintage cake toppers, read this Guide to Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers.
The best way to find vintage cake toppers is Ebay or scouring flea markets in your area – you can find little treasures for a bargain. It took me weeks of searching on Ebay everyday until I found the cake topper I was looking for, so don’t give up on the first try!
Check out the toppers I found on Ebay (including the top left):
(my cake topper, photo by Jessica Johnston)
(Vintage Bisque cake topper and Art Deco vintage cake topper)
On the left side,German Bisque topper, right side Sailor Cake Topper)