A new craze began a few years ago. One that was non-traditional, and a little edgy too. The naked cake began to make an appearance! The naked cake is void of icing on the outside of the cake, but decorated with fruits, flowers, nuts, and/or powder sugar. The filling runs over the sides just a bit to create a less structured look. While they were popular for a while, they soon fizzled out. However, they are coming back!!!
A naked cake is right for some brides for several reasons. 1 - The bride that doesn't like icing. I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I don't like icing either! Strange...I know, but it's true. 2 - The cake's outside. Icing doesn't do well in heat or direct sunlight. While the naked cake isn't completely protected against the elements of mother nature, you don't have to worry about the icing sweating or getting droopy before it's served to guests. 3 - It fits the theme of the wedding. Naked cakes go great with vintage themes and natural themes. The somewhat unorganized look of the naked cake compliments these themes very well!
There are a few things to consider when choosing a naked cake. 1 - Your guests. Just because you don't like icing, you want to make sure your choice of cake will be pleasing to your guests too. 2 - The moisture. Icing seals in the moisture of a cake. When it's removed the cake will dry out quicker. Make sure your baker will prepare this cake last, to ensure it's the freshest and most moist possible. 3 - Don't forget the adornments. An iced cake can still be beautiful without flowers, a topper, or other decorations. A naked cake...not so much. The adornments are what completes the look of the cake, bringing it full circle with your theme.
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.