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Get Naked! Why naked wedding cakes are on the rise

Looking for a wedding cake that defies the norm? How about a naked cake!

Naked cakes are the brain child of Christina Tosi, chef, founder, and owner of Milk Bar. A true culinary artist, Tosi’s reasoning behind the creation is to show off the color and texture that’s typically hidden behind layers of frosting or fondant. 

Simple yet sophisticated, naked cakes are frosted between each layer but not around the sides. With endless opportunities for creative and stylish décor, naked cakes can be made to suit any wedding style and are perfect for brides who desire something a little more unique. If you’re craving a piece of this current cake trend, read on... 

Saying goodbye to a bit of buttercream doesn’t mean saying goodbye to outstanding flavor. In fact, less icing means you can enjoy experimenting with more complex flavors. Think salted caramel, gingerbread, and dulce de leche with milk crumbs. Who’s ready for taste testing?! 


The more flavors you have, the more color and texture you add. Don’t be afraid to go big! One reason naked cakes are so popular is their visual appeal. Without icing on the outside, you have the opportunity really make your cake part of the celebration. No more solid white.

Décor like seasonal fruit, fresh flowers and cookie crumbs help bring personality and visual appeal to naked cakes. Discuss your wedding colors and theme with your cake vendor to create a cake that meets your needs and makes your dreams come true.

While most wedding cakes simply sit on a stand and wait to be cut, naked cakes are often incorporated into their surroundings. Use the space below your cake stand to spread some flowers, berries, crumbs or other pieces that are a part of your cake. This is a wonderful way to really make your unique naked cake stand out.

No frosting means less preparation time, but there are some possible drawbacks to consider. Naked cakes should be prepared the day of the event because they dry out more quickly. If you’re confident in your cake creator’s abilities, this should be no problem. Be sure to ask your vendor about his or her experience with naked cakes in advance.



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