Naked Wedding Cakes
Over the last few years, we at Jenny’s Cakes have made a lots of ‘Naked’ Wedding Cakes, designed to fit in with more relaxed rustic wedding themes.
Naked Wedding Cakes are typically stacked together, and usually decorated with seasonal berries such as strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, redcurrant bunches, kiwi fruit or even FIGS on occasion!
Sometimes, food-safe flowers or artificial flowers are also used- this is a great way to incorporate details from the bride’s bouquet, but please bear in mind Food Safety- some flowers are not safe for contact with food!
Naked Cakes are perfect if you do not like the more traditional wedding cakes (which are typically coated in sugar-paste.)
However, as your cake is not coated, we carefully schedule the delivery and set your cake up at your venue in the afternoon of your wedding, to minimise the risk of your cake drying out too much!
A semi-naked wedding cake is another great option, with a thin coating of butter-cream allowing the base sponge layers to show through.
You can incorporate hessian ribbons and even raffia trim into the cake decor, to complement your table centre-pieces and chair covers, so that the cake echoes the overall look of the wedding and provides an appropriate centre-piece for the all-important cutting the cake photos!
In this post we show some recent naked wedding cake photos, and also semi-naked wedding cake examples, to show you a few ideas of cakes to complement a country style wedding.
Sizes, number of tiers and cake decoration details can all be adjusted to suit individual tastes and differing scales of wedding, from small intimate family groups, up to larger marquee wedding parties. We can supply singe tier cakes all the way up to Five Tier Show-Stoppers!!
The cake photo above shows a Three Tier stacked naked wedding cake in Victoria Sponge, with butter-cream and raspberry conserve filling. This wedding cake is dressed with seasonal berries, displayed on a white barrel (shown at Dalduff Farm in Ayrshire.)
Naked Wedding Cake With Variety Of Finishes
The photo above shows a combination of finishes, smooth butter-cream on top and bottom tiers, and a Naked Red Velvet middle tier.
Displayed on a tall metal stand, and dressed with summer berries and a sprinkle of Icing Sugar!
(Shown at Solsgirth House near Dollar in Fife.)
A recent trend in rustic or country style wedding cakes is the ‘semi-naked’ wedding cake– Above is a photo of a four tier stacked semi-naked cake, displayed on a tree trunk slice. (Wedding Cake shown dressed with fresh flowers, all organic and food-safe- fresh blooms provided by Pyrus Botanicals. )
(This beautiful semi-naked cake is shown at Crossbasket Castle.)
There are options available in choosing how to display your wedding cake. The cake above (gluten-free victoria sponge as it happens!) is arranged in separate tiers, on a tall metal cake stand. This gives your cake more height, and also gives the opportunity to add more decoration on the top of each of the tiers. In this cake, we have used piles of seasonal berries and some sprigs of gypsophilia.
(This beautiful three tier naked cake is shown at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow.)
The above photo shows a two tier semi naked wedding cake on a tree trunk cake base, with a personalised cake topper provided by the couple.
(Shown at Mill Forge near Gretna.)
We hope you enjoy these examples of naked wedding cakes suited to a country or rustic wedding theme.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your wedding cake idea with us!