Wedding Cake Shapes 101


After you've found your cake baker, it's time to get down to business with deciding on a shape. Don't know how to choose? That's okay, here's a list of the most common: 

Photo: Shelly Kroeger Photography

Round - Some may think that it's too traditional for their liking, but it's actually the perfect (plain) shape for adding textured, swirled, or sculpted frosting. 

Photo: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Square - This is the modern alternative to a round shape because it's different yet still not over-the-top. Tip: Add a geometric or chevron pattern. 

Photo: Dewey's Bakery

Octagon - An eight-sided wonder that will draw attention to your dessert display even without decorations. 

Photo: Three Little Blackbirds

Petal - Referred to as the "scalloped" option because of it's resemblence of a flower, this is a must-have for garden wedding.

Photo: Vanilla Bake Shop 

Multi-Shape - A combination of round, square, and octagon. It can even be topsy turvy too! 


Last Updated: May 7, 2014 at 1:02 am
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