(Closed) Let's talk naked cakes

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: Naked wedding cake?

    Tried it and LOVED it!

    Tried it and it was meh.

    Tried it and it was one of the worst wedding cakes I've had.

    Never tried it.

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Cake without icing makes me sad. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    They look nice. The thing is icing is so yummy

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think they are beautiful, I don’t know if I would personally do it though. Maybe just have lost of icing between the tiers to help with the dryness. 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee

    Naked cakes look like the baker ran out of icing, money or both. Frost your poor cake. It needs clothes.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I have been to 3 weddings with tyhem – and they are fab.

    The filling is key though, and to avoid dryness flavours like lemon drizzle work well. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    I don’t care for most cakes bc of the icing. Unless its cream cheese frosting I honestly think its gross and scrape it right off. Fondant in particular is disgusting to me. I love the look of naked cakes and that was the plan until we decided to have Nothing Bundt Cakes instead. I’m more interested in moist cake and filling, icing I don’t find necessary. 

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’m one of those people who scrapes frosting off a cupcake, so I like naked cakes. Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC has some of the best naked cake I’ve ever had.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

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    chocochai :  

    You took the words right out of my mouth 😂 They are beautiful though!

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    They can be really pretty. I worked for a big wedding cake vendor as their baker, and I went through some extra steps to try to make those cakes not dry/still taste fresh. A lot of wedding cakes are baked a day or so more in advance (depending on the queue). After being baked and allowed to cool (which can involve wrapping the cakes in plastic wrap on a cake round and letting it chill in the fridge overnight) they are torted and crumb coated. That crumb coating tends to give a frosting shield to the cake that prevents drying and keeps freshness. A naked cake is essentially, and sometimes less, frosted like a very thin crumbcoat which doesn’t protect the cake as much. If you don’t like frosting or you don’t like the bakery’s frosting, then naked cake is a good way to go, but it’s not really for me. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I love frosting, but find that many cakes just have WAY too much. So I love me a naked cake – feels like the right frosting amount

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    I shed silent tears when I found out I wasn’t getting any frosting. 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I love the naked cake idea! I was worried about the cake being too dried as well, so we’re doing the “barely naked” concept where there is just a small amount of icing on the side. I always scrape off icing and hate fondant, but still like icing, so this was the perfect cake for us!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    We are doing a “semi naked” cake for our elopement. A little bit of icing on the outside, but you can still see the cake through. I’m hoping it’s a good balance and the filling keeps it moist (ew i hate that word). I’m not really a sweets person so it works for us. Plus we are the only ones eating it lol

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Naked cakes are my fav! I love cake but I hate your run of the mill buttercream/icing. Cream cheese and fresh fruit is where it’s at! 

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