They’re stunning, unique, tasty and scandalously clad. I’m seeing naked cakes everywhere and it’s not hard to see why. They’re beautiful and make quite a statement. There are some things a couple should consider before purchasing one of these risque beauties for their wedding. I talked with baking pros the world over for their thoughts on naked cakes and on half dressed cakes. This is what they thought you should know!
1. Fact: Your cake will dry out so make sure you and your baker have a game plan. Here are some pro tips to consider:
The pros are divided on this but, some recommend adding a syrup coating to the outside of the cake. Syrups can be flavored in a number of ways and can help retain the moisture. The downfall is that it diminishes the integrity of the cake’s nod to minimalism and some people might not enjoy the texture of the syrup/cake combo.
2. Be mindful of “fresh elements”
Wood and fresh flowers are often added by the florist or by a stylish DIY couple. Thanks to Iced and Dazzle I will be much more conscious of letting clients do this in the future. These elements are not sanitary in any way. They are not cleansed of pesticides or inspected for critters. Ew. Please make sure that if you use these things you have them cleaned first. On a traditional wedding cake the fondant layer is pretty tough, but a nice spongy naked cake is much more absorbent. To avoid this all together, use sugar flowers
3. There is no icing so it’s much cheaper right? Wrong.
4. Another fresh trend to consider is the equally lovely half dressed cake. They have a similar look to a naked cake but are roughly covered with a crumb coating of butter cream or ganache.
Thank you to all the wonderful baking artists that contributed their time and knowledge!
Dulcie Blue Bakery Sweet Peak Cake Co.
Miss Ingredient Cassidy Budge Iced & Dazzle
The Makery Cake Co.
M Robin Cake Design
Esther Sweet Home
Leaf & Crumb Bakery
Cassidy Tuttle Photography
Yours Ever After,