It might sound a little unorthodox but naked wedding cakes (yes, they are a real thing) are one of the hottest trends for weddings as of late. In its simplest form, a naked wedding cake still has all the flavor and frosting, just not on the outside. It exposes all the inner layers of sweet delectable decadence, without all of the outer frosting. The surprising fact is that these cakes actually take on a whole new look of their own, one that makes the delicious details that much more important.

Couples work really hard to pick out the flavors they want to incorporate in their cakes. With all the different choices of cake flavor, fruit fillings and buttercream options, much of the cake’s beauty can rarely be seen with all the fondant and frosting. The beautiful thing about naked cakes is you can show off what is incorporated into the taste of the cake, which becomes a feast for the eyes.

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One way to do this is by displaying the flavored cake layers with generous fillings of cream and gorgeous berries. Also, the bakery can have a little fun with it by piping the buttercream in a pretty, delicate design. Show off the natural, organic ingredients of your delectable dessert.

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Cake toppers become much more prominent with a naked cake. Because the layers are modest and simple, the topper can truly shine and be the centerpiece for the dessert. Whether it’s a porcelain family heirloom or a unique topper made especially for you, guests will be in awe of the decoration.

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Many brides with rustic and country weddings have been gravitating towards the naked cake trend, but anyone can use it for their big day. By dressing up the cake table and using a charming cake stand, you still present an air of elegance and sophistication without the fussiness of a cake that might be too extravagant for your tastes.

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The wonderful thing about unfrosted beauties is the sense of comfort and closeness it creates. Slice into it, share with your guests and revel in the delight of your taste buds.

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