The traditional wedding cake is typically iced in white or ivory icing, decorated with intricate details of flowers and swags, but the latest trend has given wedding cakes a serious make-under, perfect if your not a fan of icing.
Introducing the “naked” wedding cake – a cake without an outer layer of icing or buttercream, leaving the texture of the sponge cake layers to be revealed. The cakes have a fuss-free, rustic feel which will appeal to brides opting for a rustic, shabby chic wedding theme or those who are just looking for an alternative to the traditional iced wedding cake.
Chef Christina Tosi is credited with starting the trend and apparently the aim was to show off the delicious inside of the cake instead of covering it with a fancy icing exterior.
Naked cakes can be decorated with a variety of alternatives to traditional icing – fruit, berries, fresh flowers or drizzled frosting are popular choices. They can also come in a variety, or even a mixture of flavours. A cute cake topper can finish off a naked cake nicely – we love the cute bunting on this cake by The Cakery…
We also love this wooden cut-out, personalised ‘Mr & Mrs’ cake topper which works perfectly with the ‘rustic’ style.
Blue and gold is one of the latest trends for wedding cakes and looks to be still very popular for 2019. As the traditional rhyme says, the bride should always have something blue for her wedding day…why not make it the wedding cake with a stunning blue cake with metallic details.
Choose from something simple and classic with shiny gold coating…
Add blue marble effect for a really striking look, with pretty peonies…
…or go for something more rustic with ombre effect and fresh flowers.
This design from The Cakery features dark navy icing with brushed gold, gold sequins and navy roses, making a show-stopping centrepiece.
We love these beautiful photos of one of our rustic wedding cakes photographed by Rebecca Walters. The colours of the cake and the flowers against the setting looks stunning…what a beautiful wedding it must have been. View more of her wedding photography on her website.
The Cakery’s naked wedding cake was featured in a lovely wedding blog post on CharlieBrear.com about Tori & Jon’s wedding. Their wedding reception was held in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa and it looked beautiful!
The Cakery was very pleased to be featured in the July issue of Perfect Wedding magazine – The Colour Issue, which featured the latest colourful trends for weddings. Our pink ombre wedding cake was featured on the Candy Colours page amongst other beautiful summer wedding cakes.
Plus our multicoloured zig zag wedding cake was featured on the Rainbow Brights page with some amazing vibrant and unique wedding cakes.
We recently made our first wedding cake with a rainbow inside! The colourful and quirky wedding cake was filled with 6 layers of bright coloured sponge to create a rainbow when it was sliced open. This must be one of the most fun and exciting wedding cakes we’ve ever made…and not only did it look great inside it tasted great too! We made a test cake which we got to wast all to ourselves! Yum!
The Cakery were very pleased to provide the wedding cake for the wedding of Darren and Evandro. They were married in Bristol on the first day that gay marriage became legal in the UK. Photos courtesy of John Barwood Photography