(Closed) I really want a naked cake!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 48
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Helper bee

I am definitely wanting a naked cake. LOVE the look, love that the frosting will be at a minimum! Planning to do lots of berries and stuff on top, too, yum!

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureMrsPrim:  It’s not what I’d pick for my wedding, but a naked cake will look great in a rustic barn setting. There might be a few people who look at it and go ‘wft? where’s the icing?’ but anyone who’s logged onto pinterest in the last 3 years knows naked cakes are a thing. 

I wouldn’t recommend going with a baker who has never made this kind of cake, though. From what I hear naked cakes can be tricky bitches and there is definitely a technique required. If you have fruit or jam in them, they can bleed (not a pretty sight), if they’re not glazed properly, they will dry out. How exactly is your baker going to freeze your cake in the middle of the reception if it starts to dry out? 

 

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Very on trend, but lovely!  Go for it if it makes you excited!

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

There is something so pure about them, not sure its the right word. You know the baker is going to make it one damn good cake too since there isnt frosting on it to compensate for.

Naked cakes are so reminiscent of the first wedding cakes, when buns or mini “cakes” were stacked up in a pile for the bride and groom. You can bet your sweet cheeks there was no frosting back then! So in a way, naked cakes are more traditional.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just wanted to point out that even if someone you know is making the cake, doesn’t necessarily mean you are overseeing the project and can change it last minute. I don’t know if you are paying her or what, but a naked cake and a fully decorated cake are vastly different, it isn’t just as simple as slapping on some frosting 10 minutes before if you decide you don’t like it. Not trying to be snarky, I just want you to be aware that if you ask her to do it this way, you should be prepared to accept what she gives you. 

This is also an ambitious style because it needs to be so precise, so I would make sure she has experience doing these sort of cakes first.

Post # 54
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Worker bee

I hate icing, so I like it.  I’m doing a homemade strawberry cassata cake though, and I love the whipped cream type frosting.  I say if you like it, go with it.  Screw what other people think.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FutureMrsPrim:  I LOVE them! I’m not a big sugar eater though so I throw out all the icing on cakes I eat anyway… I would be worried about it being dry or the edges crusty, so I would ask my baker for a small trial run before totally comitting to it. 

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@FutureMrsPrim:  I think they’re gorgeous!  I always end up scraping off the icing, so this cake would be perfect for me!

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Lol, this thread made me hungry. I think naked cakes can look really beautiful, but seem like a bit more hassle, and anyways I love frosting. But I’d prefer naked cake, that still has something liquid-y between the layers, to a cake covered in fondant. I can’t stand fondant 😛

I hope someone who’s actually done it posts and says it went wonderful!

Might you be able to ask your FI’s aunt to practice? If she’s a baker by trade, having a naked cake in her portfolio could be great for her, so it seems to me that making sure she can make a good naked cake would be in her best interest.

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureMrsPrim:  They don’t look very tasty to me. They just look…meh. But I am a frosting girl!

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@FutureMrsPrim:  GAH! I am in love with all these cake and want a naked cake so badly. 

Get a naked cake and maybe just ice the top layer to freeze? Maybe use fondant to protect the cake and peel it off on your 1 year wedding anniversary!

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureMrsPrim:  Don’t you mean reception or is your cake a part of your ceremony? Also, does saran wrap stop de-frosted cake from tasting bad or is it the length of time it will be frozen? Sorry to bombard you with questions but I’m always on the lookout for cake freezing tips, FH and I want to do the first anniversary thing but I’m wary because I’ve heard the cake tastes bad. 

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