8 Square Wedding Cakes Perfect For A Modern Couple

Tune up your tiers with these geometric wedding day confections

Updated 10/05/19

Kyle John Photography

Though we’ll always be partial to flowers on wedding cakes, there’s something fresh and sophisticated about a modern, pared-down confection. And if you’re planning a contemporary-styled celebration, then a modern cake will perfectly complement the wedding aesthetic.

An easy way to update your wedding cake is to forgo the traditional round tiers and choose square tiers, instead. With clean, crisp lines and perfect 90-degree angles, wedding cakes with square layers are an eye-catching, fresher alternative.

From geometric designs to sleek ruffles, take a look at some of our favorite square-shaped confections.

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Ruffled Wedding Cake

ruffled square wedding cake

Maggie Austin Cake

This simple-yet-chic design drew inspiration from the bride’s gown, which featured a one-shouldered bodice with soft ruffles that gently flutter as she moved. Cake design by Maggie Austin Cake.

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Geometric Wedding Cake

geometric square cake

MGB Photo

This all-white wedding cake is anything but traditional. Keeping things modern and interesting are the triangle-shaped fondant panels affixed to the tiers, as well as the trio of sculptural sugar cattleya orchids. Cake design by Toni Patisserie.

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Pressed-Fondant Base

textured square cake

Kristen Beinke Photography

The bottom tier of this crisp, white cake features a subtle lace pattern pressed into the fondant. The cake is embellished with a handful of fresh blooms. Cake design by Frost It Cakery.

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Modern Mondrian Confection

modern square cake

Judy Pak Studio

This gold-and-grey confection features modern marbled tiers and cherry-blossom branches fashioned from gum paste. Varying the heights of the square-shaped tiers adds visual interest, while the intricate, gold piped lines give the overall design some subtle Mondrian-esque vibes. Cake design by Ron Ben Israel Cakes.

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Topper With Fruit

square wedding cake with fruit

Jose Villa

Instead of fresh or sugar flowers, why not top your modern, square-tiered confection with fresh fruit? Choose in-season varieties so your wedding dessert can be an ode to the seasons.

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Asymmetrical Floating Backdrop

square cake with greenery

D’arcy Benicosa Photography

Sometimes all the cake embellishments you need are perfectly dried wispy grasses. This design feels light, airy, and perfect for a modern summer wedding. Cake design by The Graceful Baker.

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Mosaic-Tile Cake

mosaic square wedding cake

Branco Patra Studios

This Mediterranean-inspired cake features hand-painted detailing on the bottom two tiers to resemble colorful blue-and-yellow tiles. Cake design by T Bakes.

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Faux Bois Wedding Cake

faux bois wedding cake

Jasmine Rae Cakes

This sculptural confection features faux bois (French for “fake wood”) tiers that are fashioned with a wood-graining tool that creates the wood texture on chocolate panels. This modern design is topped with a pair of taupe-colored sugar flowers. Cake design by Jasmine Rae Cakes.

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