Naked wedding cakes are very versatile wedding cakes—they’re a perfect choice for couples who want the rustic yet elegant look of a shabby chic wedding, or even a minimalist wedding or city chic wedding. Read on for our pick of some of our favourite naked wedding cakes!
11 of Our Favourite Naked Wedding Cakes
Traditionally, wedding cakes are cloaked in layers of smooth-as-silk fondant, stretched taut over each tier, or dressed in expertly piped ruffled buttercream. On the other hand, naked wedding cakes are perfect for the couple who don’t want to ply their guests with sugary, calorific cake. Naked wedding cakes come with a much more natural, organic feel as they 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 fun cake topper and beautiful cake stand will set your naked cake apart.
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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 results in very striking naked wedding cakes with a beautiful monochromatic hue. Top these cakes with flowers or fresh fruit for a lovely finish.
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3) A Traditional Naked Wedding Cake
4) A Fruity Naked Wedding Cake
A lovely way to ensure your wedding guests are getting their five a day, naked wedding cakes that are decked with seasonal fruits will be irresistible for your guests.
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5) A Naked Wedding Cake for Every Season
While naked wedding cakes really come into their element at a spring or summer wedding, they can easily be made for autumn or winter weddings. A traditional winter-themed naked wedding cake can consist of dark sponges and juicy fresh fruit, and we love the seasonal autumnal elements of this naked cake:
6) A More Modest Naked Wedding Cake
Some naked wedding cakes are very busy with layers of fruit, flowers, brushed icing sugar and frosting, but we can’t help but fall in love with the more minimal, modest naked wedding cakes too.
7) A Mini Naked Wedding Cake
Whether they’re cupcake sized or a little larger, mini naked wedding cakes are very cute and would double as great edible wedding favours for your guests.
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8) A Chocolate Naked Wedding Cake
Chocolate sponge, 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
Having either a gluten or dairy intolerance or following a vegan lifestyle 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 and you’ll be able to enjoy it along with your guests.
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10) A DIY Naked Wedding Cake
Fancy yourself the next Great British Bake Off 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! Just look at this beautiful naked wedding cake full of fruit and flowers and finished with a crown of adorable cake bunting.
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You could even DIY your own naked wedding cake with a shortcut—do you love the idea of having a hand in creating your own wedding cake but don’t think you’ll have enough time or skill to make one from scratch? Don’t worry, because you could buy a ready-made sponge and all you’d have to do is assemble and decorate it just before your reception.
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11) A Semi Naked Wedding Cake
Semi naked wedding cakes are beautiful pieces of art where the filling (e.g. buttercream) covers the outside instead of just oozing between the layers, and the final result is very effective!
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