Traditionally, wedding cakes are cloaked in layers of smooth-as-silk fondant, stretched taut over each tier, or dressed in expertly piped ruffled buttercream, but the naked wedding cake is something entirely different! Perfect for the rustic yet elegant look of a shabby chic wedding and ideal for the couple not wanting to ply their guests with sugary, calorific cake, here are 11 of the best naked wedding cakes produced by UK wedding cake makers!
Naked wedding cakes replace sugary icing with loads of seasonal fresh fruit or sweet edible flowers. Just a sprinkling of icing sugar looks exceptionally vibrant on dark sponges and a crowning cake bunting will set your naked cake apart from expected towering wedding cake your guests may expect.
1. A Modest Naked Wedding Cake
There’s no need for a towering skyscraper of a cake, a short, small-tiered naked cake will look just as striking as the taller alternative.
2. A Multi-Sponge Naked Wedding Cake
Mixing and matching two sponge flavours will result in a striking naked cake with a beauitfiul monochromatic hue. Top with flowers or fresh fruit.
3. A Traditional Naked Wedding Cake
While naked cakes aren’t exactly a wedding tradition, the cake below embodies all of the characteristics of a traditional naked wedding cake! The classic open sides, brushed icing sugar and the frosting squishing out are hallmarks of a naked wedding cake.
4. A Fruity Naked Wedding Cake
A lovely way to ensure your wedding guests are getting their five a day (with a little bit of sugar!), naked wedding cakes that are decked with seasonal fruits will be irresistible for your guests.
5. A Naked Wedding Cake for Every Season
Whilst naked wedding cakes come into their element at a spring or summer wedding, they can easily be made for autumn or winter weddings. We love the seasonal autumnal elements of this naked cake!
6. A More Modest Naked Wedding Cake
Some naked wedding cakes like to bear it all and leave nothing to the imagination, but we can’t help but to fall in love with those more modest naked wedding cakes! They look just as tasty, too!
7. A Mini Naked Wedding Cake
Whether they’re cupcake sized or a little larger, mini naked wedding cakes would double as a great favour for your guests. The ombre effect makes them extra enticing.
8. A Rustically Romantic Naked Wedding Cake
Dark sponges, juicy fresh fruit and fragrant fresh flowers combined with oozing buttercream are all you’ll need for a naked wedding cake that’s as romantic as it is delicious.
9. A Free-From Naked Wedding Cake
Just because you’ve got either a gluten or dairy intolerance, shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on having a traditional wedding cake. Ask your cake maker about preparing a free from naked wedding cake you’ll be able to enjoy along with your guests.
10. A DIY Naked Wedding Cake
Fancy yourself the next GBBO star? You’ll love the challenge of making your own naked wedding cake, plus how amazing would it be to make your own wedding cake?! Follow this easy recipe from Sainsburys and don’t forget the cake bunting!
Top your DIY’d naked cake with our version of the adorable bunting shown in the photograph:
11. A DIY Naked Wedding Cake with a Shortcut
Love the idea of having a hand in creating your own wedding cake but don’t think you’ll have enough time to make one from scratch? Don’t worry, the lovely folks at Nude Cakes will do the hard work for you: they’ll bake the sponge and deliver them to your address and all you’ll have to do is assemble just before your reception. Splendid!