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Trendy Naked Wedding Cakes Part III

NOV 28  |   By: Trendy Bride  |   Comments ( 00 )



There are so many options to explore when it comes to naked wedding cakes. Not only does the garnish shine but so do the layers, which are normally hidden under frosting.

Using berries is a great way to add a pop of color. In this cake, the baker incorporated blackberries into the layers, as well as the garnish. Chocolate cake layers with flavored buttercream show tiny peeks of blackberries nestled in between. The top tier of the cake is slimmer and the tops of each tier are covered in blackberries, blueberries and figs – perfect for fall!

chocolate wedding cake


Who needs frosting when you have flowers? This two-tier cake features dark layers and light buttercream but the stunning additions make it truly captivating. A dripping of golden icing from a scripted cake topper covers the top with bright roses and a perfect pink peony anchoring the side.

chocolate wedding cake

via Kate Osborne Photography

Some cake artists choose to leave the frosting of their naked cakes natural and untouched. But cleanly frosting the layers can produce a seamless, polished look. This three-tier cake has white frosting between the layers and each tier is dusted with powdered sugar. It’s embellished with natural greenery and white flowers.

vanilla wedding cake

via Jacqui Cole

The frosting detail in this cake is exquisite. Two chocolate tiers are held together with layers of white frosting piped in beautiful pearls. The top is covered with pale pink garden roses. What a pretty and perfect cake!

chocolate wedding cake

via Nicole Wasko

Because naked wedding cakes are so striking on their own, it doesn’t take a lot to turn them into eye-catching creations. This simple one-tier design incorporates dark layers with white frosting. It is covered with a heaping dripping of chocolate ganache and topped with gold dusted pears.

chocolate wedding cake

via Cristina G Photography

For a more dramatic dessert, a dark three-tier cake is ideal. Layers of dark cake are held together with brown frosting (chocolate or espresso would be divine!) and each layer is garnished with a collection of seasonal berries: raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. To off-set the darker colors, the cake is dusted with sweet powdered sugar.

german chocolate cake

via L&L Style Photo

The cake’s style is brought to life with a collection of berries and flowers. Four tiers feature layers of cake and casual white frosting. Raspberries and small golden berries offer pops of color, while white and black anemones and purple thistle balance it out. The cake is topped with a simple “Happily Ever After” sign, which couldn’t be more fitting.

wedding cake

via Marta Locklear

If you’re a bride who would rather focus on the taste of her cake than an intricate design, choose a naked cake and incorporate the simple things you love about desserts. Fillings, icings, flowers and natural produce can create a look that is as tempting to the eyes as it is to the palette.

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Beautiful Fresh Flowers on Wedding Cakes

APR 01  |   By: Trendy Bride  |   Comments ( 00 )



With the popularity of shops like Etsy and inspirational sources like Pinterest, there have never been more unique and personalized wedding cake toppers available. Although fun and quirky, never underestimate or overlook the classic and beautiful quality a fresh set of flowers can have on your wedding cake. And if you’re looking to save on the design of your cake, a bunch of bold flowers is an easy solution.

This three tier cake ordinarily would be plain and run-of-the-mill with its white fondant-covered layers. However, the design goes from simple to smashing with a myriad of color cascading down the creation. With a trendy ombre-like quality, the flowers transcend from light purple, to hearty red, to orange, to pale pink and finally, white for an artistic take on the classic addition of flowers.

wedding cake

via Shea Christine Photography

One can also experiment with different types of flowers. Roses are gorgeous but there are also many options for unique and interesting concepts. This three-tier buttercream frosted cake is accentuated with various wild yellow and green flowers that add height. Pink and coral-colored flowers line down the center of the design to create a beautiful focal-point to tie all the wedding colors back together.

wedding cake

via D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Sometimes, less really is more – especially if there is a bold flower you absolutely love. This white four-tier cake is lined with pearl detail and frosted in a linear way. Four dark pink peonies sit singularly on a different layer, offering contrast on each side. On a seemingly blank canvas, they make quite the impact.

wedding cake

via Loft Photographie

Flower accents can also look modern. This five-layer cake is mostly covered in white fondant with a singular gold tier in the middle. A large, light pink dahlia sits in the center surrounded by white roses and small clusters of tiny white flowers. Anchored at the base of the cake is a wreath of eucalyptus leaves and a centered white peony flower. The color doesn’t always have to come from flowers but rather, their green counterparts.

wedding cake

via Ashley Kelemen

Flowers can be fun and trendy, too, just like other creative options in the wedding marketplace. It’s the natural, fresh quality of a floral accent that transforms a beautiful cake into a classic focal point of elegance.

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