(Closed) Naked Wedding Cakes

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you go with a Naked Cake

    No, I don't like the way it looks

    No, not traditional enough

    Yes, Love the idea

  • Post # 2
    6386 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think they can look nice, but I’d be worried about the cake drying out while it sits on display.

    Post # 3
    1462 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Love the idea in theory but not in practice. I would be worried about the cake getting stale or showing too many imperfections. I think you need to consider what time of year it will be if this is what you would like. I have seen images of this done which look beautiful for a rustic wedding.

    ETA this type of cake would also need to be done last minute, would that be an issue?

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    Post # 4
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014


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    miggyjb:  they look cool…and honestly i am not too worried about the imperfections and what not….but for me it would never do…I like frosting too much!! lol yes i know i sound like a pig here…but honestly i like frosting….lol cool idea though!

    Post # 6
    6375 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I love them. If I had made my own cake (which I considered doing for ages) we would have done this…

    Post # 7
    7414 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think they’re beautiful as long as they’re done well – if they’re sloppy it’s a disaster

    Post # 8
    744 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m not having a naked cake for my wedding because it doesn’t fit the look we’re going for but I did have a two tier naked cake for one of my bridal showers and it was wonderful! Everyone loved it. Mine was chocolate with the white icing between layers and a little powdered sugar dusted on top with mini white sugar roses placed on the layers. I absolutely loved it! We kept it covered until it was shower time. There were not cons at all in my opinion.

    Post # 9
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love the relaxed look of a naked cake so much that we had one at our wedding. We opted for a cake buffet (5 cakes of different sizes and flavors) and one cake was naked.

    However, we did have to coordinate the delivery very carefully. Our baker dropped off the cakes about 2-3 hours before the ceremony; we set up 4 of the 5 outside right then and covered the table with netting; right before the ceremony started, we had our coordinator bring out the naked cake and arrange it with the others on the cake table. It can work, you just have to get a little creative with delivery, storage, and display. 

    Our cake buffet is below, and the naked cake is on the far left (it was german chocolate cake). 

    Post # 10
    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I love this for an informal,  rustic wedding! 

    Post # 11
    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like the look fine, but I’m too much of a frosting fan to go that route or prefer it over traditional.

    Post # 12
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    miggyjb:  We had one and it was the best cake I’ve ever eaten. Of course, I am not a big frosting fan. We were in Hawaii and we didn’t leave it out the whole reception, so that might have contributed to it not drying out. It was extremely moist. A friend of our made it for us, she blogged about her process if you’re interested. Between the layers is Lilikoi (passion fruit) curd and some other kind of cream, mmmm.  

    blog: http://www.thelittlefoodie.com/2012/06/momofuku-wedding-cake.html

    Post # 13
    6430 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We had a naked cake for our rustic wedding. We loved it because we hate frosting, and it stayed moist.

    Post # 14
    950 posts
    Busy bee

    No, but only because I like a specific frosting to cake ratio.

    Post # 15
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I seriously considered one, but changed my mind when I found a lace detailed cake. All the bakers I talked to said there are methods to help it from becoming stale or dried out – that any good baker would know how to do this. I’ve had naked cake before and it was moist and delicious. 

    Imperfections wise – all the naked cakes I’ve seen were perfect because the bakery’s name ins on the line. They can’t afford a negative or poor review for their lack of construction. 



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