Cake, Wedding

Square Cakes, a.k.a. My Fickle Adversary In the Kitchen (This Week…)

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In the last week and a half I’ve made 3 square wedding cakes at work, and let me just say, they can be a pain in the butt. Don’t get me wrong, I love decorating cakes regardless of the shape or size, but square cakes have so many more obstacles than your ordinary round cake!

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For instance, corners! Do you know how hard it is to cover a sharp, pointy corner with something as soft as fondant? Those 4 corners are basically 4 chances for your fondant to tear. And even if you aren’t using fondant and just covering it in buttercream, it’s hard enough just to make it look like it has a sharp, clean edge.

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This was another cake I made this week. They wanted it under a canopy hanging from the ceiling! The ceiling!! I know that has nothing to do with the cake being square, but I just wanted to point out how crazy wedding trends are getting these days, haha.

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I had so much trouble covering that bottom tier with fondant that I had to do it 3 (3!!!) times before I got it right, without any tearing. It was just really big and it turns out I have tiny arms and/or tiny hands. Who knew? Anyway, in the end, as long as the finished product looks amazing then I know it’s all worth the strain and stress that it was. So far I haven’t had any real disasters decorating (that were my fault, at least), so I’m grateful for that and for all the opportunities I have to just MAKE these things from start to finish and get some good practice in. These are just two of the many cakes that I have done (and will do in the future), and I don’t think they look too terrible! Practice makes perfect, right?

Also, just in case you haven’t noticed, Knitterbakerpateachouxmaker has a new look! Since the ol’ bloggy is almost 2 years old, I decided it’s time to change things up a bit and give it a more simple, minimal look so that I can place more emphasis on the pictures I upload rather than any background images and so forth. Whaddaya think?

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