Naked Wedding Cakes

Naked Wedding Cakes

Naked wedding cakes first hit the scene just a few years ago and have soared in popularity ever since. Even without frosting or fondant, these cakes can dazzle and delight through culinary ingenuity and creative ingredients. Berries, florals and unique layers are just the start to making these cakes a sweet standout.

By using fruits of the season, this naked cake bursts with color and flavor. Each tier has several layers combined with buttercream and ganache. And a personalized cake topper pulls it all together.

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Ann-Kathrin Koch

The baker uses a crumb coat – a thin layer of buttercream frosting many cake artists use to seal in the crumbs before they decorate – to create the look of this cake. Its romantic and rustic feel is complete with an embellishment of roses and greenery.

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Michael Radford Photography

This one-tier naked cake features generous frosting between the layers and a luxurious dripping of ganache.  A small sampling of greenery lines the bottom for a simple finish.

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Dana Fernandez Photography

If you’re using a certain flavor or fruit for your cake, show it off. This petite naked cake, inspired by blackberry filling, is garnished with a dusting of powdered sugar and ripe blackberries.

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Marina Koslow Photography

A naked cake can still be grand! This four-tier naked cake features multiple thin layers secured with buttercream. And on each tier is a small band of cookie crumble and flowers. Curious minds will wonder just how good it tastes!

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Julie Paisley Photography

Naked cakes are striking in their “less is more” approach to frosting and decorations. By stripping away the outside layer and focusing on what’s inside, we get a glimpse into the beautiful creation before we take a bite. And that’s as fun as it is flavorful.