Ah, the naked wedding cake: a simple, au naturale look that never goes out of style! Have you heard / seen / fallen in love with naked wedding cakes yet? You may after seeing this post! We’re uncovering six of our favorite naked wedding cakes to inspire you… and, we want to know: would YOU go naked?
Naked Wedding Cakes
First things first: what is a “naked wedding cake”? A naked wedding cake is a sponge-like cake that has icing on the top and inside its layers, without any icing on the sides. This style of cake allows emphasis to be placed on the exterior of the cake, revealing its layers. While it appears super easy-to-tackle, it’s actually more difficult than a traditional wedding cake. Since the layers are exposed, the cake itself must be free of imperfections. Also, since icing adds to the moistness of the cake, it must be extra-moist to begin with so it won’t dry out. When working with naked wedding cakes, you can use icing or cream cheese as layers — or get creative with delicious fillings. Naked wedding cakes are especially popular in the summer when seasonal fruits are ripe for the picking (like strawberries and blueberries). In this example, fresh fruit adds texture to the cake (and requires no additional cake topper).
In this next example, a lovely tower of cake is placed on a white pedestal and adorned with a wood ‘love’ cake topper; fresh flowers add color and texture.
Of all the naked wedding cakes, this one is my favorite — and it’s the simplest. A single floral bloom adorns this naked cake, which features two small tiers.
A small dusting of powdered sugar makes this cake unique, while small floral buds and blooms are staggered across the sides.
Mmm, chocolate! This is a simple chocolate wedding cake with white icing and natural naked layers. See? No topper needed.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this naked bundt cake. While it’s a totally different style than the above naked wedding cakes, it is still a ‘naked’ and natural cake alternative. Place on a clear cake stand and top with a simple banner for a whimsical look.
Now it’s YOUR turn: would you go naked? Do you like naked wedding cakes? Why or why not? Tell us with a comment below!