From the shoes, to the dress, there are many exciting choices to be made leading up to your wedding day, and arguably, one of the most satisfying decisions in the wedding planning process is choosing what cake you’re going to have–just think of all the taste tests.
Naked cakes and half naked cakes have been a popular type of wedding cake for years and this trend isn’t going anywhere. It’s still popular, especially with a rustic venue or more low-key celebration (although that’s definitely not to say you can’t dress it up)
The best thing about a naked cake is that it’s a feast for the eyes and the appetite.
The naked wedding cake: It’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay, as couples and their bakers are forgoing an outer layer of icing in favor of an unfrosted confection that looks just as good as it tastes. If you’re not a fan of the traditional three-tiered white wedding cake, this big-day dessert alternative might just be for you.
As these naked wedding cake ideas will show, there’s a style for every celebration, whether you’re after a naked rustic wedding cake or a modern one featuring unexpected flavors. Naked wedding cakes aren’t all about looks and taste, though. There’s actually a serious benefit to choosing an unfrosted confection, and that’s freshness.
Because frosting locks in moisture, a baker is able to whip up a traditional wedding cake in advance of the big day, then add the finishing touches right before delivery. That’s not the case with an exposed wedding cake, which needs to be baked relatively close in time to the reception to ensure each layer is fresh, moist, and delicious. That means your pro will likely pop your tiers into the oven the night before or even the day of your nuptials. Nothing beats a cake baked just hours before it’s eaten, right?
Whatever your reason for choosing one, you’ll soon see that bare wedding cakes can be chic, sophisticated, and beautiful—not too sweet, but just sweet enough.