"naked cake" or regular wedding cake.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

They look beatiful.  My only concern would be asking the baker if the lack of iciing causes the edges of the cake to dry out.  Nothing is worse than eating dry cake!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@simone_s:  i love nakedcakes, but decided on cupcake in the end :).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Not sure if they are cheaper, but those look really delicious!  Now I want to look into these for my own wedding, but mainly because it’s a pet peeve of mine when bakers go overboard on icing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No naked cakes! I think they probably look way less appetizing in real life than they do in stylized photo shoots/blog posts, you know?  Plus, as a PP mentioned, they’re more likely to be dry.  Plus, I’m a frosting fan, so naked cakes are depriving me of what is often the best part of a weding cake!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I doubt it is cheaper.  They seem REALLY easy to mess up, and I suspect even the really well-done ones look better in photos than in person.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ooh! Very pretty! I do love frosting though so a naked cake probably isn’t for me :).

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t like the look.  Lokks unfishished and sloppy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ooh, I think I have a solution for the exposed edges drying out – see if the baker can brush them with a simple sugar syrup, or even a flavored syrup.  Should help things stay moist instead of dry.

 

As long as there’s a proper frosting-to-cake ratio and everything tastes good, the looks don’t matter to me!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They are pretty and rustic-looking. Depending on how long they sit out and where your event is, the outer edges and any bits not touching the buttercream will dry out. Even with syrup, it’s just what happens to exposed cake.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think naked cakes look pretty, but not super appetizing? I love frosting though…

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