Naked Cakes


I mentioned in this post how much I love the trend of leaving layer cakes unfrosted. They look sweet and simple, unpretentious yet oh-so-pretty, especially when topped with flowers or fruit--or perhaps a cute bunting cake topper. Plus, you save calories (and time) by not adding all that frosting...and it's easy for guests to tell which kind of cake they want!

naked cakes

naked cake

tiramisu naked cake

ombre naked cake

If you're trying out the ombre cake trend, it makes even more sense to leave it naked, so everyone can see all your hard work! Look at those pretty pink layers...

unfrosted cake

unfrosted cakes

I love those wooden hexagons around the potted succulents!

naked red velvet cake

Naked red velvet cake...yum!

unfrosted birthday cake

Have you tried the naked cakes trend? What do you think of it? I usually end up scraping some of the frosting off my cake anyways, so I think it's just perfect!

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  1. Posted by Eleni | My Paradissi on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    Oh, dear.. they look so tempting!!!
  2. Posted by Caitlin Guthrie on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    Love this look! One of my 3 small wedding cakes is going to be a bare chocolate cake with mint icing in between the layers to go with my mint/aqua color scheme/obsession! I agree flowers as a topper is perfect to complete the look!
  3. Posted by kelsey on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    i am loving this trend too! so chic! love the first cake
    kw, ladies in navy
    giveaway on the blog!
  4. Posted by Renae on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    Haven't tried it yet! ... but planning to whenever my next cake experiment comes along!
  5. Posted by Jenn V. on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    Remember that cake Ellen made for our fancy girl's tea party? I remember loving that it looked so pretty with frosting in between but not on top. She just made it look messy with strawberries and sugar. So cute!
  6. Posted by Debbie on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    LOVE THIS! The thing I don't like about cake is all the frosting. This looks so yummy with just the right amount of frosting. A great trend!
  7. Posted by Tricia strzepek on Saturday, May 18th, 2013

    Love the naked look. Pretty!
  8. Posted by Natalie Spencer on Monday, July 15th, 2013

    I love scrolling through new blogs and finding one of our photos (and sweet treats)! Thanks for including our pink ombre cake and I am obsessed with your blog, so much lovely inspiration in one pretty place.
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, July 15th, 2013

      You are so welcome! I loooove that cake. I'm so glad you like my blog :)