Some wedding trends come and go, never to be heard from again once their 15 minutes are up (hello, shoulder pads, dangling beads, and up-to-here hair). Others, like naked wedding cakes, have a little more staying power thanks to their versatility and chameleon-like qualities (naked cakes can look equally at home in a rustic barn and an ultra-modern loft).
And although some brides, grooms, and wedding experts have proclaimed an end to the naked cake’s reign, we’re not quite ready to bid their beautiful simplicity farewell. From naked cakes dripping in caramel to crisp, simple versions bedecked in beautiful blooms, here are 15 naked cakes that make us hope they’re here to stay.
A rainbow of blooms and berries brings cheer to otherwise basic layers.
A spray of pine and wildflowers plus imperfectly placed frosting give this naked cake a romantically rustic look.
This cookie-inspired naked cake is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true.
With its only hint of frosting sandwiched between two golden layers, this cute little naked cake’s as bare as they come.
If you’re feeling noncommittal (to the naked-cake concept, that is), go semi-naked with a cake that plays peekaboo.
With pretty green olive leaves and peach rose buds, this naked cake is as tidy and timeless as they come.
Let your colors show through with layers of different flavors that give an ombré effect.
A spray of jewel-tone flowers looks vibrant against a tower of light-colored layers.
We love how pale pink roses pop against an all-chocolate naked cake.
If you and your honey can’t agree on whether or not to go bare, how about a compromise with a cake that’s frosted and naked?
Another take on the semi-naked approach, this pretty cake’s pink frosting gives it a decidedly feminine feel.
This cake’s nakedness is made subtle by its tone-on-tone cocoa layers, which look elegant paired with bright white blooms.
Crunchy caramel corn and cascades of ooey, gooey caramel. Need we say more?
Classic, all-white tier? Check. Two modern, naked tiers? Check. This cake is the best of both worlds.
Piled high with pretty, sweet berries, this naked cake is the perfect treat for a festive spring or summer wedding.