The Contemporary Choice: Modern Bespoke Square Buttercream Wedding Cakes That Wow
Updated: Sep 28
Round cylindrical shapes are still the most popular formats for wedding cakes, but square (and other shapes) are becoming increasingly popular for couples and wedding planners who perhaps have a more modern, design-focused idea of how they want the wedding to feel, or for those just wanting a cake that is a little bit different from the norm and which will leave a lasting impression with guests.
Square wedding cakes are more technical and take longer to make, but they fit perfectly with a more contemporary vibe to the wedding, for example ones taking place in a more modern space city space or where the couple want to highlight the architectural features.
With my signature style of smooth sides and sharp edges, designing square cakes gives me the perfect opportunity to create beautifully sharp edges, which I personally find really satisfying, and helps give the cakes that extra 'wow!' factor. Get in touch if you would like to discuss more
Added Design Elements For Square Cakes
Square wedding cakes often don't need to have a lot of added decoration so that the sharp edges and clean lines aren't obscured and the precision can be appreciated.
With their more modern look, they can act as a perfect canvas for abstract palette knife strokes and colouring. Take a look at my wedding cake gallery for more inspiration
To create interesting angles and lines, parts of the cake can also be cut off and the outer surface built up again with buttercream or ganache to create a shaved or chiselled-off look.
Flowers are always a popular choice for wedding cakes, and you can read about the pros and cons for using real vs faux ones here . They look great on square wedding cakes creating the contrast between natural, flowing forms and the clean, sharp lines.
If you want to continue the modern sculpture feeling of the cake, how about a moulded chocolate topper.
Square wedding cakes may not be for every couple, estpecially if you're going for a more rustic or boho look to wedding, but if you want something a little bit different and modern, then square or angled cakes could be perfect for you. Get in touch with me here
Simon's Bakery is located in Tooting, south London, and I deliver across London, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. I design luxury modern bespoke Swiss meringue buttercream and ganache wedding cakes and event cakes, characterised by a clean precise finish, with sharp edges, a bold use of colour and other modern design techniques to create interesting textures and shapes.
I draw on my years of cooking and baking experience to cakes that not only look stunning, but also taste amazing, experimenting with flavours and texture combinations to create a memorable taste sensation.