If you’ve ever scrolled through the wedding section of Pinterest or searched for wedding cakes on Instagram, you’ve probably seen your fair share of naked wedding cakes. This style of confection has been a fan favourite for years, and the hype isn’t dying down anytime soon according to the 2019 wedding cake trends in Canada. If you’re head-over-heels for the design and want to get to know your options, this is the article for you.
Here are a few naked wedding cake styles that we’re totally obsessed with.
Of course, you can’t talk about naked wedding cakes without touching on the traditional version. This style has icing between its layers, but none coating the outside, thus making it ‘naked’. Bakers often top such confections with fruit and flowers, but if you’re a total minimalist you may want to ask yours to skip the add-ons.
The second most popular option is the not-quite-nude naked wedding cake (AKA the semi-naked cake). Instead of being completely bare, this style is coated in a ultra thin layer of icing, still giving you a clear view of what’s going on underneath. Some semi-naked cakes are more bare than others, so you’ll want to give your wedding cake baker a reference photo so that they know exactly how naked you want your naked cake.
Drip cakes are super trendy ATM, so if you’re looking to for a way to modernize your naked wedding cake, this may be the way to go. Simply ask your baker to work in a coloured or neutral-toned drip to make your confection ultra ‘grammable. Pro tip: if you want to make it a bit more subtle, only add a drip to your top tier and leave the rest untouched.
Different coloured tiers will really take your naked wedding cake to the next level. You could opt for classic chocolate and vanilla, try a bevy of different wedding cake flavours (maybe even throw some red velvet in there?) or ask your wedding cake baker to use food dye to create a rainbow or ombre effect for something totally whimsical. P.S. this works with semi-naked styles, too - just ask you baker to work some food colouring into whatever icing they’re using.
Who says you can’t get the best of both worlds? If you’re going for a multi-tiered wedding cake, you can play around with styles and ask your baker to ice each level differently. For example, your base layer could be a naked cake, your second layer could be metallic and your top layer could be frosted with classic buttercream. Alternatively, you could do two smaller cakes (or sheet cakes) side-by-side on your dessert table, iced differently.