15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes

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).

Naked Cakes

Photos by Gianny Campos Photography (Miami) and Annie McElwain Photography

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.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
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A rainbow of blooms and berries brings cheer to otherwise basic layers.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Becca Borge Photography (Davie) / Cake by Delliquez Custom Cakes (Ft. Lauderdale)

A spray of pine and wildflowers plus imperfectly placed frosting give this naked cake a romantically rustic look.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Bamber Photography

This cookie-inspired naked cake is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Image via Etsy

With its only hint of frosting sandwiched between two golden layers, this cute little naked cake’s as bare as they come.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Sarah Goodwin Photography

If you’re feeling noncommittal (to the naked-cake concept, that is), go semi-naked with a cake that plays peekaboo.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Jemma Keech Photography

With pretty green olive leaves and peach rose buds, this naked cake is as tidy and timeless as they come.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers

Let your colors show through with layers of different flavors that give an ombré effect.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Dunn

A spray of jewel-tone flowers looks vibrant against a tower of light-colored layers.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
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We love how pale pink roses pop against an all-chocolate naked cake.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Diana McGregor Photography

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?


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Image via SweetBakes

Another take on the semi-naked approach, this pretty cake’s pink frosting gives it a decidedly feminine feel.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Blumenthal Photography

This cake’s nakedness is made subtle by its tone-on-tone cocoa layers, which look elegant paired with bright white blooms.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
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Crunchy caramel corn and cascades of ooey, gooey caramel. Need we say more?


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Gianny Campos Photography (Miami) / Cake by Cloud 9 Bakery (Miami)

Classic, all-white tier? Check. Two modern, naked tiers? Check. This cake is the best of both worlds.


15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated
Photo by Amelie Orrange Photography (Orlando) / Cake by The Sugar Suite (Maitland)

Piled high with pretty, sweet berries, this naked cake is the perfect treat for a festive spring or summer wedding.

 

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