Post # 1
I have seen these cakes come up on Pinterest lately and was wondering if anyone had this kind of cake at their wedding or will have this at their wedding. I think it looks pretty with berries or flowers. I wonder if its cheaper since you will be using less fondant/buttercream
Post # 4
- 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 # 5
@beachbride1216: I never thought about that! thats a good point
Post # 6
@simone_s: i love nakedcakes, but decided on cupcake in the end :).
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
I think when they’re stylized and done perfectly, they look great. When real life happens, I think the edges dry out and they tend to just look messy. Not rustic, messy.
Post # 10
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
Ooh! Very pretty! I do love frosting though so a naked cake probably isn’t for me :).
Post # 12
@MariContrary: Truly wonderful! I just love Cake Wrecks!
Post # 13
I don’t like the look. Lokks unfishished and sloppy.
Post # 14
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
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
I think naked cakes look pretty, but not super appetizing? I love frosting though…