27 Naked Cakes
They sound so deliciously decadent, don’t they – naked cakes. I mean, they’re naked! So titillating.
Of course, when you think about it, a lot of things are better in the naked… Ryan Gosling? Probably better nude. DSL? According to that delightful Irishman on those internet ads, also better naked. Sleeping? Definitely better in the nuddy. Helps boost anti-ageing hormones apparently.
So why not cakes? Indeed. Good question. Which some pastry chef somewhere obviously asked themselves around 12 months ago because it’s been naked cakes a-go go ever since. It’s the cake trend that just keeps giving.
Sure when you look at your wedding photos on 30 years it will look a little dated… but so will those mason jars, confetti filled pinatas and tissue-paper bunting. That’s just how trends work.
So what is a naked cake? Basically, it’s a layered cake without icing – especially that thick, formal fondant type. Compared to these, traditional wedding cakes suddenly seem all stuffy and unapproachable.
The decorations is where it’s at. Whether you go with flowers that match the rest of your event, fun fruits (figs look especially luxe) or perhaps a mix of both, it’s all good. Succulents are also be pretty darned impressive. The honeycomb and lavender cake below is certainly quite memorable… Basically, think outside the box a little. It doesn’t actually have to be edible, it just has to look cool. You know, like your Year 12 formal date. Let y our creative juices flow and into all manner of mini bunting and cake toppers and – just a suggestion – tiny Lego villages featuring you as Queen of the Cake People.
Fondant fans, you’ve had your time… it’s the naked cake’s time to shine.
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