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Square Wedding Cakes

 

Square wedding cakes have gained in popularity over the last few years. While they still trail their round counterparts significantly, they are the second most popular shape that cakes take in today’s wedding cake world. The couple who chooses a square cake may have a myriad of reasons for doing so. Maybe they just want something a little different. Or maybe a particular design feature that they have chosen works better with a square cake, such as a monogram. Perhaps the couple (or the bride, or the wedding planner or caterer) has a lovely old cake stand to feature, and it just so happens to be square in shape. Whatever reason, square cakes, whether separated by columns, or stacked with tiers directly on top of one another, emphasize the couple’s attention to detail. Round cakes are the default; square cakes must be requested, and for that reason, seem just a little more special.

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Ivory Orchid Cutaway Wedding Cake

Ivory Orchid Cutaway Cake

I wanted to show you this cake specifically because of the shape. The orchids are pretty, and the simple design is flawlessly executed, but what I really love is the shape.

So many brides and cake artists are looking to all kinds of embellishments to set their wedding cake apart, that sometimes we forget something as simple as the shape of the cake can make it unique.  One of my very favorite cakes ever was featured in the cookbook Baking with Julia, and was made by Martha Stewart.  It was such a simple cake really, ivory Read More

 
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Square and Round White Wedding Cake

Square and round white wedding cake

Isn’t this pretty?

There is nothing that I like better than taking a little tradition, and twisting it on its head.  You still have the elegance that you started with, but you end up with something totally new and unique.

Here, we have a lovely white cake.  Sounds a little boring, yes?  But how could it be?  Our cake artists have played with shape, giving us both square and round.  They’ve changed up the Read More

 
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Pink and White Orchid Wedding Cake

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I have a friend from my childhood who married well. Like…her family went to Hawaii last month and are in Florida this week. Sure, they are both business trips for her husband’s work…but color me jealous because I have to scrimp and save for end tables from Ikea. This is not to say she married for money because she didn’t…she just got super lucky in the rich husband department.

Anyway, while looking through her family photos of their Hawaiian vacation I found myself longing for a glass of pineapple juice and a vase full of hibiscus flowers. Since that won’t work we’ll just post this lovely cake that Read More

 
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Light Blue Wedding Cake

Blue hydrangea wedding cake

Sometimes all you need is a simple and classic wedding cake.  There is something about light blue and white that brings me inner peace.  That might be why every room in my house has a blue color scheme.

This cake makes me happy.  It’s a square cake with three tiers.  It’s covered in white fondant and adorned with a light blue ribbon around the middle.  The bottom and top tiers have beautiful white scroll work and the topper is a neat cluster Read More

 
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Chocolate Lollipop Cake

lollipopcake

Oh. my. goodness.

To be fair I had another post planned for today from Maki’s Cakes. While I was scrolling through the Cake Gallery I saw this one…stopped dead in my tracks…fainted, eventually recovered and decided to feature this one instead.

This is a four tiered cake that embraces the square/round combination.  I’m not usually a fan of the some-tiers-square-other-tiers-round kind of thing, but I actually love how the square flanks Read More

 
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Holly Themed Wedding Cake

holly

This is going to be the first of a few cakes that we feature from our friends at Pink Cake Box. Let’s face it…these girls know cake and they know how to embrace a good theme with class and style.

This holiday wedding cake is a typical square wedding cake with the three tiers covered in ivory fondant. The base of each tier is trimmed off with a crisp layer of ivory fondant ribbon. The exceptional part of this cake is the hand painted holly leaves and berries on this cake. Truth be told I think the “commercialism” of Read More

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for December 18, 2011

Minimalist Un-iced cake

The week before Christmas.  Is your hair on fire, like mine?

What a beautiful time of the year, when we remember hope and excitement and a thousand other things that make life sparkly and fun…that is, if we don’t wear ourselves out in the process.  So my hope for you this week is that, at some point, you can grab a cup of cocoa, filled to the brim with marshmallows, sit in front of your Christmas tree, or by candlelight or glow of a fire, and just be.

It’s a crazy week for me too, so let’s do this.  And we’ll start with Read More

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for November 6, 2011

Paris Purple wedding cake

Happy November, Everyone!  Or, as my friend Maggie wryly said this week, “Merry Christmas!”

It does kinda feel like Thanksgiving and giving thanks gets swallowed right up in the mad rush of Christmas…which is, I’m pretty sure, not what we should be doing.  Nevertheless, I did my first spot of shopping today, and accepted my first invitation to a Christmas party.  So before I even have my Thanksgiving menu decided, Christmas is unfolding before us.

Well, here at A Wedding Cake Blog, we love them both – so we’ll do our best to talk about everything and keep all holidays in some semblance Read More

 
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Strawberry Cake

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Summer is gone and Fall is here.  Personally, I adore every single second of Fall.  I think it’s the only season of the year I don’t get sick of.  I am dying for summer and beach trips in April but by July I am sweating my baguettes off and ready for it to be over.  In November I am anticipating the crisp weather and Christmas ambiance, but by the time January rolls around I am ready for green grass and capri pants.  I’m fickle.  What can I say.

The one thing I do miss about Spring & Summer year round is the strawberries.  Oh yes.  I am a strawberry girl.  I could get them any day on anything.  By themselves? Done.  In a salad? Yum.  Covered in chocolate? Yes! Please!  Now!

On a cake? Yes.  Mixed with buttercream?  Oh my.  I can’t help myself.  Which is why this strawberry iced cake caught my eye.  It apparently caught the eye of some teeny tiny wedding guest who couldn’t resist putting their fingers in that icing.  I’m with ya’ kid.  I wouldn’t be able to control myself either.

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Sweet and Clean White Cake

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It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a classic white cake.  I have no idea why to be honest.  I guess I just post in phases.

This cake is just like the title says…sweet and clean.  In fact if wedding cakes start making appearances in laundry detergent commercials this one would be a front runner.  Doesn’t the look if it just make you think of a cool, crisp spring day with the sun shining and a slight breeze?

Is that just me?  I know it’s a little odd to equate laundry detergent commercials to wedding cake but it is what it is.  This cake is a clean three tiered square cake covered in crisp white fondant.  There is a light blue stripe around each base.  I actually just painted me bedroom a color similar to this and it makes me feel like I am at the beach.  Of course, the Gerber Daisies are what do it for me.

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