Round or square cake with buttercream (no fondant)?! Why?
Just curious what people use most!
I would think it would depend on the style/look they were going for, and how many servings are needed.
I hate corners!!
Depends on how many servings my customer orders. With having round and square it just gives me more options for servings so I can get them closer to the number they want/need. I don't care about the shape when icing or doing fondant. Although I personally find squares easier to fondant than rounds.
If we're just talking personal preference - I've always preferred rounds to work with. Lately, though, I've made a concerted effort to try and work with more square cakes and I'm finding them pretty enjoyable. I still struggle with the corners some, but it gets easier each time!
I do much better with squares. I counted up one time and out of 19 consecutive cakes, 15 of them were square. So evidently I'm pretty good at selling the brides on square ones, too!
And I'm a 30-year-buttercream gal. Just recently got pulled into fondant world. Found it so freakin' easy, it's almost a sin that we charge more for it!
I like round because it's just easy. I like square because it seems elegant and offers more servings.
interesting!! Thanks everyone! I'm trying to decide what to do for my next cake and thought I would see what everyone else usually does! This is going to be my first big all buttercream cake........ahhh! I feel a little more secure using fondant since it covers all my mistakes but now I have a challenge!