Naked Wedding Cakes

As a passionate baker and decorator of all things sweet and yummy, my eye is always on unique cake and dessert ideas and I am totally in love with the idea of a naked wedding cake. For those who aren’t aware of the concept, naked cakes use no icing or fondant and are completely exposed on the outside. Nonetheless, there’s something undeniably striking and beautiful about a wedding cake without icing or all the fancy fondant designs. I don’t know if it’s because I always get really excited when my layers of freshly baked cakes come out of the oven and you see the cake in all its delicious glory or whether it’s because once stacked up, I always feel so proud of the layers or it could just be because I often find icing cakes a bit annoying (lol). Either way, there is just something about the nakedness and slightly messiness of naked cakes that make me go wow. I know many of you love the look of fondant cakes and how perfect they are (myself included), but don’t dismiss these naked babies because they’re beautiful in their own way. Drizzle glaze over them or dust them with icing sugar – you can have so much fun with the layers and filling, so why not?

Photos by (left to right): SMS Photography via Grey Likes Weddings / Meredith Carlson Photography via Style Me Pretty / Rosie Parsons Photography / Ed Peers via 100 Layer Cake / Ulmer Studios via Southern Weddings / Natalie Bell Photography via The Cake Blog.

Photo by Katherine O’Brien Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.

So peachies, what do you think? Naked cakes – yay or nay? I say YAY!