When lined up against the wedding ring or the wedding gown, the wedding cake usually takes a backseat. However, this does not mean that the wedding cake is unimportant. In fact, it is one of the focal points of the reception that can surely add dazzle to the event.

For couples who are getting married this year, you will find this list of top wedding cake designs for 2009 practical and helpful.

The Hip and Whimsical Cupcake Tower

Pioneers of the cupcake wedding tower saw the potential in cupcakes beyond being the usual sweet treat for children. This paved the way to the birth of the wedding tower of cupcakes, which has been making its way to replace the traditional tiered wedding cake.

One reason for the immense popularity of this option is the fact that it is practical, inexpensive, beautiful, and delicious. What more can you ask for, right? If you want your wedding cupcake tower to stand out among the rest, you can opt for square or angular-shaped cupcakes, which are also marvelous when layered into a cake.

The Chic Monochrome One

From the whimsical and fun look of the cupcake tower, we go now to the classic “black and white” style in wedding cakes, which has always been a much sought-after choice among many couples. The monochrome design surely adds elegance and sophistication to your reception. The base of this cake is usually white and then black lacey icing are used to decorate the cake.

The Angular Shaped One

The typical round or heart-shaped cakes are no longer in fashion. What the year 2009 brings us is the exciting trend of having square or hexagonal tiered cakes that gives a touch of modernity to your wedding day. Make sure that the embellishments placed on the cake are also angular in shape.

The Wonderful One in Bright Dazzling Colors

Hot pink, red velvet, or bright aqua-these are just few of the many bright and dazzling colors that are trendy this year when it comes to wedding cakes.

The Timeless Personalized One

One cake design that never goes out of style is the personalized wedding cake, which takes inspiration from the life and relationship that the couple has shared. Instead of the typical bride and groom cake topper, you can have a mini-version of you and your spouse-to-be in the form of a caricature sculpture.

Another way to personalize the cake is to have a memento of your relationship included in the cake design-it may be the poem that the groom gave the bride when he proposed or the photo of the couple’s very first trip together. In this kind of cake, the options are endless.

Wedding cakes come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, designs, flavors and styles that it will not be difficult to find one that would make you and your spouse-to-be say wow in delight. With this helpful guide on cake trends for 2009, making a choice would even be much easier.

Source by Anita D. Jones