The wedding cake has become a centerpiece of tradition at weddings across the country. Ornately, heavily decorated tiered cakes were once the norm, but there's a new cake in town, and it's naked.
Instead of decadently decorated cakes piled a mile high with buttercream frosting, brides-to-be are opting for a more minimalistic approach when it comes to their cakes. If you're thinking these cakes are taking away all of your luscious frosting, think again. Naked cakes simply remove the outer layer of frosting, allowing freedom in design from a height and width perspective.
Regardless of the many benefits to going nude (on your cake, of course), sometimes you just have to take the plunge and dare to be different. The creative aspects to these cakes are endless, and rather than talk about the various ways to build and decorate your own naked cake, we're just going to show you.
Without further adieu, here are some of the most beautiful (and mouth-watering) naked cakes that have graced the earth's presence.
Flower Tower Power
The blend of height, powdered sugar-coated fruit, and oversized flower decor makes this cake a naked optical illusion.
At first glance, you can hardly tell this cake is even naked. Chocolate for the win, and mission accomplished.
Something Old, Something New
Just because you want to go naked, doesn't mean you have to go all the way. This masterpiece has the classic wedding cake appeal to top it off, literally.
The top tier is perfect for saving in the freezer for the newlyweds to eat on their first anniversary.
The Indecisive Wonder
The wood cake stand acts as the perfect background for this masterpiece adorned with strawberries and figs.
Simplicity in Motion
This cake captures the essence of what a naked cake should be: simple and sweet. The lack of decor leaves the cake itself as the main attraction--besides the bride, of course.
Shades of Fuschia
This cake, barely naked, is covered with flowers for a whimsical vibe that reflects the playfulness of the wedding ceremony.
This cake captures the boho-chic style effortlessly. The small daisies sprinkled all over this cake makes us swoon head over our boho heels for this cake.
Cake Me Pretty
This cake is almost too perfect to touch. Somehow I think the bride, groom, and guests found a way to devour this beaut regardless of it's picturesque status.
Started from the Bottom
While you rarely see a cake that's naked in the first place, let alone almost entirely naked for the first five or six layers.
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Who knew such a smaller cake could pack such a huge punch? The small details of this cake emphasize the care taken in its creation, making it almost too pretty to eat.
To all the future-brides of the Heartland, there are no limits, so you might as well design the cake of your dreams, even if it is naked!