Which Has The Wow Factor-Square Or Round Shape?

Decorating By cora11 Updated 31 Dec 2010 , 1:10am by bobwonderbuns

cora11 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 9:05pm
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Hi

Im new to this and posting from Ireland!!! Firstly we are having a 3 tier wedding cake just wondering if you think round or square shape?
Also my aunt making cake and we are having white fondant iceing my bridesmaids dresses are sage green and our flowers ar pink. Can you give me ideas on how to decorate and whether round or square would have more impact and be more striking!!!

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michel30014 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 9:31pm
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Welcome to CC! You should love it here! Besides, the wealth of caking info you can learn, you will make great new friends and laugh a lot! icon_lol.gif

I personally like the square look but in the end, it will be up to you.
You could try sage green ribbons on each tier and pink flowers cascading down the tiers. It's a bit typical but still very striking and effective! Whatever pink flowers you are going to use in your wedding, might be able to be used/tied in to the cake, provided they are made versus fresh flowers. Some fresh flowers can not be used because they are poisonous.

Anyway, Here's a few photos to check out. I like all these cakes. The first cake is very pretty! You can have your cake done in a square shape instead if you prefer.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1745774.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1620970.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1667216.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_831023.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1827412.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1639105.html

Hope this helps!

Coral3 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 9:40pm
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I don't think one is better than the other...it all depends on the execution. Squares are harder to decorate, so you might need to keep that in mind depending on your aunt's skills.

indydebi Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:14pm
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I dont' think the shape is the wow factor at all ..... I've seen blah squares and blah rounds. Because I'm old school, I believe height adds a significant "wow" factor. Over the top design and execution is definitely a HUGE wow factor.

But shape? That's at the bottom of the list, if it even makes the list at all.

beginner1933 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:24pm
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Round seems traditional and square seems more modern. But I agree with Indy Debi- the designe will steal the show regardless of shape.

MissLisa Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:38pm
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In my opinion, square seems to be a bit more modern. If you are looking for "wow" try making your top tier 6" tall instead of the standard 4" It gives it a whole new look.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:43pm
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Square cakes are modern? Really?

grams Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:57pm
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How about a mixed shape? Square top and bottom with round in the middle or round top and bottom with square in the middle?

kakeladi Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 11:07pm
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Like the others have said, it's not so much the shape as the decorations that will give you the WOW factor.
I do not fine sqs harder to decorate. They may be a bit harder to ice overall but I still prefer sq to roundicon_smile.gif
Michel gave you some really nice examples to check out further. Do spend lots of time browsing our cake galleries for more idea. And/or use the image finder on google for 'square wedding cakes'; 'round wedding cakes' &/or 'wedding cakes'
You will fine sooooo many ideas it will make your head swim - make it very hard to decide! Good luck and do let us know what you end up choosing, then we *must* see the finished creationicon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 12:18am
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Well, as Indy knows, I hate squares so much I've quit doing them. To me, squares are casual - not the least bit weddingish.

MissLisa Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 1:02am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Square cakes are modern? Really?




As I said, in my opinion. I just think there seem to be more people going with square these days then say 25 years ago.

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 1:10am
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Originally Posted by cora11

Hi

Im new to this and posting from Ireland!!! Firstly we are having a 3 tier wedding cake just wondering if you think round or square shape?
Also my aunt making cake and we are having white fondant iceing my bridesmaids dresses are sage green and our flowers ar pink. Can you give me ideas on how to decorate and whether round or square would have more impact and be more striking!!!




Here's a picture using the colors you were describing -- you could adapt a similar theme on whatever shape you choose. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=694413

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