Rachel Faucett | Special Holiday Consultant from Handmade Charlotte

The Perfect Giveaway to Top Off Your Winter Wedding

Ornament Cake Toppers

I always look forward to the cake at wedding receptions. It’s a reflection of the combined aesthetic and culinary tastes of the bride and groom, and I always love seeing what they decide on! For me, it’s the star of the reception. Nowadays, people are skipping over the traditional layered cake and opting for more original presentations. And with ornaments and ribbon and greenery galore, winter weddings are the perfect opportunity for dessert decor. Balsam Hill designs make whipping up one-of-a-kind cake toppers easier then saying “I do.”

Winter Wedding Cake Topper

Recreating the topper is simple. Encircle the sides with Balsam Hill’s Platinum Glitter Ribbon, then place a pair of his and her birds from the Woodland Ornament Set on top. Add a dash of greenery and your winter wedding cake is complete. Branches of spruce, mistletoe, or holly would all look lovely. There are so many beautiful plants that time of year!

Ornaments for a Winter Wedding

People always like to save cake toppers as special mementos from their special day. But after all the toasts have been said and the dancing has been done, there’s not much you can really do with them. Ornaments are the perfect solution! Every year you can hang the birds side by side to celebrate each new holiday season together.

Everyone of course always ooh’s and aah’s over the bridal cake, but the groom’s cake can be just as if not more visually stunning. It’s often a bit more understated and can be a great place for imagination. The wonderful thing about this DIY is that the cake itself can be super simple – the decorations do all the magic! The recipe we used calls for white icing, but how amazing would a deep dark chocolate look, playing off the the winter woodland theme?

Click here for our favorite Italian Meringue Buttercream Recipe and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a set of Winter Frost Blown Glass Ornaments!

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About the Author
Rachel Faucett is the founder of the well-loved online publication, Handmade Charlotte, where she offers a daily dose of DIY projects, crafts, recipes, inspiring spaces, and design inspiration to help families create unforgettable moments.
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  • Kari Judd

    Lovely!

  • susiegalore

    I have never been to a winter wedding, but I’m hoping my wedding will be a magical winter wonderland!!

  • Carol Easterday

    our favorite winter tradition is enjoying as a family hoilday baking, hot cocoa, board games, sitting around the fireplace

  • Jesslyn W

    My favorite Winter Wedding tradition would be a sparkler get-away. I think it looks so lovely with the glittering snow.

  • april b

    My families tradition is more sparkle and incorporating snowflakes

  • Carolyn Barnett

    It has got to be decorating the Christmas tree with my family! I have to also mention the cooking and our family get together to make all the cookies and candy!

  • Rhonda

    Going to see Christmas lights together as a family!

  • Julie

    I adore the bird ornaments.

  • Hi Kari,

    Lovely indeed! The cake was surprisingly easy to pull off! The Platinum Glitter Ribbon by Balsam Hill is absolutely gorgeous. We placed parchment paper on the backside of the ribbon and wrapped the Italian Butter Cream Dream Cake! The rich color and quality of the ornaments really set it off!

    Thanks for stopping in and we look forward to another holly jolly holiday season with you!

    Best Wishes,

    Rachel

  • Hi Susie,

    My in-laws were married in the winter and my daughter’s birthday is right before Christmas. We celebrate all winter long!

    Thanks for dropping in!

    Rachel

  • Kim Garza

    My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree with my annual style of glitz and glam. I always add lots of sparkle to my tree. There’s never too much bling. 😉 My hubby does the honor of putting on the tree topper.

  • Lisa Mothersead

    The wonderful white and sparkly decor items and flowers and the cool fresh winter air make a winter wedding so special.

  • Lilly

    Every Christmas my family decorates the tree together. We also have spiral ham for Christmas lunch. Ahhhhh I can’t wait until the holidays!

  • Madison Beaulieu

    Ahh! I love that idea Jesslyn!

  • Madison Beaulieu

    Aww! Super sweet! I love it!

  • Madison Beaulieu

    Ahhhh! Me neither. My dad makes the best candies – fudge, divinity, brittles, it’s amazing! We have spiral ham sandwiches every year for Christmas eve! I can’t wait either! 🙂

  • Jan Murp

    every Christmas we watch Christmas movie in our pjs on Christmas eve , eat lots sweets

  • Luanne Lawler

    My family has a whole day of decorating and eating. We get up early and have a big breakfast and then start decorating the tree. We watch Christmas movies all afternoon and have the best time.

  • Linda Poplees

    The family gather together to take pictures around the tree.

  • Margy R

    I have never been to a winter wedding but have seen pictures and something about them seem so magical. Especially the ones in the snow where the Bride and Groom are in a horse drawn sleigh!

  • Pam Sparks

    Christmas Eve when the family and grandchildren are all here!

  • Donna Davis

    Balsam Hill has the most beautiful Christmas ornaments.

  • Stacy Giacosa-Bauer

    Such a Gorgeous cake Rachel!

    My family’s favorite Christmas Tradition is decorating the Christmas Tree together while we are baking cookies & making fudge! These ornaments are so Beautiful! Thank You for this Fabulous Giveaway!

  • kellystacy424

    We watch Christmas movies all christmas eve.

  • Janell Bullock

    Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year. We start out with breakfast with the extended cousins and aunts and then we shop at a local peanut store and then home where I make lots of apps for our Christmas Eve party. Love Love Love Christmas

  • April C.

    I actually had a winter wedding and since money was tight at that time, due to the holidays, we had a great baked ziti dinner at my mothers with the closest family 🙂

  • Nancy Mullarkey

    I love Christmas . With all 5 of my children now having children of there own .Im even more excited now with 6 grandchildren . One of my sons is a Marine so its going to hard this year with him away . His daughter will be 6 months for Christmas .