(Closed) Naked/ Shabby Chic Wedding Cakes–Yay or Nay? And why? (POLL)

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do you like naked wedding cakes?

    Yes! They are beautiful. I plan to have one/ had one.

    They're okay, but not for me personally.

    No. I much prefer a traditional wedding cakes.

    I had a really bad experience with one at my/ someone else's wedding.

    I just plain old don't like cake.

  • Post # 2
    1624 posts
    Bumble bee

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    rainpeliever:  I would assume they are cheaper because they seem less labor intensive than a frosted cake. I love them, but I don’t like frosting, especially fondant. 

    Post # 3
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

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    i bake – not for a living but for fun. Including my sisters wedding cake, a friends wedding cake and a 5 tier Hawaiian themed cake. 

    Issues I have with naked cakes include:

    – I love icing

    – sometimes they come out wonky, you can hide that with icing

    – I like that’s you can have it bright white, like my dress will be

    – would the cake go stale quicker because there’s no icing protection?

    – i think the decor stands out more on a white cake than on a beige/brown one


    hope that helps but bear in mind I am an armature and a professional baker (esp if ur paying what they expect here in the UK of £300+) will be able to make an entirely flat and perfect cake, and answer the rest of the queeries I gave! 

    btw i I do think they look stunningly rustic!

    Post # 5
    536 posts
    Busy bee

    I thought about a naked cake, but we ended up doing a shabby chic cake with buttercream. We had the baker frost the cake with buttercream, and told him that the icing did not need to be smooth- we wanted to have the texture from the spreading knife. Then, on the day of the wedding, my SIL and I decorated the cake ourselves with fresh flowers left over from the centerpieces. It turned out beautifully, and was delicious!



    Post # 6
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

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    rainpeliever:  I had a small naked cake for my wedding. They are actually mire of a pain for the baker because you can’t hide much. Also frosting acts as the glue or the towels between each layer so, again more tricky. my wedding was outside and I wanted buttercream which doesn’t hold up well in heat. Naked was the way to go. The decorations on it were part of our theme. 

    Post # 7
    1334 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I love naked cakes if done right. 

    I won’t be having one for a couple reasons, but mostly because I have celiac and need a gluten free cake, which makes it hard for the cake to stay together without a layer of icing on the outside.

    this is my fav naked cake, with blueberries and red and white currants

    Post # 8
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m really loving the “barely naked” cakes with just a hint of scraped icing. This one makes me swoon.


    Post # 9
    6921 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’m not into the look of a naked cake and feel like if your’e spending all that money, you should get something that looks pretty at least.  They’re okay in their place though, so it all depends.  Plus I have little room to talk as we just bought slided cake and fresh strawberries for our wedding and let everyone do their own.

    Post # 10
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee

    If they’re absolutely delicious, I’m all for it. But if the quality isn’t up to par? Hard pass.

    Post # 11
    7426 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We had a naked cake at our rustic wedding made by my BFF’s mom. She did a fantastic job, and it was perfect for us. DH and I both really don’t like frosting. She wrapped the layers in Saran Wrap until a couple of hours before the wedding to keep them from drying out. It tasted delicious!

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