(Closed) Naked Wedding Cakes – Show Me Yours!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Also looking to get a naked cake – I think it goes with the vintage theme.  Plus it’s probably better without all that icing right!?  I was told the cost for naked cake is the same as any other wedding cake.  I wish I knew more to help 🙁  I’m also going to follow this thread to get more helpful info from other bees who have experience with naked cakes.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nearlymrshill:  Fiance & I liked the look, but were told it would dry out faster. The price was also a little higher.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Actually naked cakes are harder to make because there is no where to hide because there is no icing or fondant, so don’t expect it to be cheaper. I started out liking them but now I’m not sure if they’ll look dated very quickly.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did a naked cake, because neither of us are big fans of a lot of icing. It was delicious, and I thought it was beautiful. It was one of the most complemented parts of our wedding. A friend made it for us, so I don’t know how the cost would have compared. She is very talented, but not a professional. My sister is thinking of a smaller version for her wedding, and if she does I may make it (hopefully with our friends help) and I have not super talented.  

A perevious poster mentioned worried about drying out, and I’ve seen other people with that worry. Our cake was SO moist. It may have been because we had generous layers of lilikoi (passion fruit) curd, between the layers of cake. Also we were in Hawaii, which is a humid place, so that may have helped too. I wouldn’t worry too much about it though.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  MsCarabiner. Reason: info about drying
Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

This was our naked cake; they delivered it 3 hours too late so my florist wasn’t able to do what we planned for so my bridesmaids decorated it..not exactly what I wanted but it tasted great! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

nearlymrshill:  oh totally. I’m all for just doing what makes you happy at the time and agree everything will go out, and in to, fashion eventually. I’m just planning a 2016 wedding and suspect i would regret locking in a cake style now. I’m in Oz and everything is more expensive here but the cake guides I’m getting are about $5 per person if that helps. I don’t like icing but am leaning towards semi naked or buttercream. Here are a couple that I like ATM

 

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  Beegritte.
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

nearlymrshill:  you’re preaching to the choir. I ordered my dress in October! now that could be a heck of a bigger regret than a cake lol

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was thinking about a naked cake too, because I’m not a fan of icing or super stuffy formal wedding cakes. 

 After talking with my baker and also really looking at Pinterest/online, we decided to go with a 3-tier “rough icing” style cake with greenery.  It fits the non-formal route, but also won’t be something too regretful/out of the box. 

Heres an example without greenery:

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