Cube-Shaped Wedding Cakes for Your Contemporary Dessert Table
Believe it or not, making a statement with your wedding cake goes beyond bright hues, lifelike sugar flowers, or intricate hand-painted details. In fact, if you're planning a minimalist or understated event, these elements may not even play into your big-day vibe. If this sounds familiar, but you still want your wedding cake to be impactful, consider a cubed-shaped dessert.
While we're still fans of the traditional circular-tiered confection, square layers connote contemporary design and are perfect for the modern couple looking for a trendy addition to their dessert table. Much like your classic round wedding cake, you can decorate these cubed treats anyway you please. Go bold and choose black fondant to make your dessert feel even more mod. Don't want to stray too far from tradition? Take note from several newlyweds who topped a square base tier with cylindrical sections. For a completely unique look, try something like this detailed Flourish Cake Design confection. Emily Rose Ink designed the flora-and-fauna-centric illustrations featured on both the bottom and top tiers. However you choose to decorate your cubed big-day dessert, know that it will be the focal point of your reception.
Because of their square shape, we urge you to think of each tier as a geometric canvas that allows you to personalize your confection specifically for your wedding day. To help inspire your own contemporary dessert, we've rounded up some of the most creative cubed wedding cake ideas from real celebrations. By the time you're finished, you just might be convinced to choose a modern cube-shaped iteration over the classic round cake.
If your wedding cake's cubed tiers are big enough, use them to showcase your prettiest design ideas. This treat's surface area allowed Sweets by E to fill each layer with the same die-cut shape from the couple's stationery; their monogram was the final touch.
White fondant isn't your only option for a modern cubed cake. In fact, this Paper Heart Patisserie confection's moody color palette and celestial accents make it feel even more contemporary.
Although these cakes connote the contemporary, there are ways to make them feel more classic; this Cake Cathedral dessert, adorned with gold foil and intricate artwork, is proof.
Your cake's unique shape doesn't have to be its defining feature. This Cake Ink treat's bright sugar floral arrangement, set against a black fondant backdrop, was its true focal point.
Anchor two circular tiers with a large square base (seen here on this Elle's Belles creation) for a subtle nod to the cubed cake trend.
White and Gold
For a seamless look, turn to your cake stand for inspiration. This three-tier, made by Bloom Cake Co., was modeled after its complementary black base (the white confection contrasted the inky pedestal, but both components' matching gold edges created a cohesive display).
A contemporary square cake calls for equally modern décor. That's why the pros at the W Washington D.C. decked out each tier with blocky roman numerals depicting the wedding date.
How large or small you decide to make each cube tier is completely up to you—but this Dolce Designs confection proves that an oversized rectangular base tier makes a statement, especially when it's topped with a significantly smaller layer.
The bright colors on this Sweet Fix confection ensure that its single square tier stands out.
Take notes from Baked. and highlight the unique shape of your cake by outlining its edges in contrasting fondant.
We'd argue that square tiers look even better when they're textured. Why? They'll look like pieces of art cut from stone, like this leaf-pattered Jasmine Rae Cakes design.
To the Right
This Marie Antoinette Cake Design dessert is proof that less sometimes really is more. Although the pros used just a small amount of pink fondant to craft the top tier's bas-relief accent, it still made an impact, as did its colorful floral component.
Sometimes the subtlest details are the most impactful, as evidenced by this cubed Frost It Cakery treat. If you look closely, you can just make out a lightly embossed quilt pattern on the cake's bottom tier.
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