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post #16 of 27

It's a trend called a "naked cake".  One of the ditzy actresses did it a few years back and it's generated a lot of copy cats.

 

http://pinterest.com/celebrationc/naked-wedding-cakes/

 

I guess, for some, they see it as a way to save money, and for others, it's a way to save their guests from the evils of too much sugar & fat.

 

My personal impression is that they look sloppy, unfinished, dry (even if, after sitting out like that for hours, they're not), and unappetizing, but, of course, to each their own.  Based on my personal feelings about having my name attached to such a cake, I would decline to do it.

post #17 of 27
Actually I will be looking for just this kind of cake for my son's destination wedding in Kona Hawaii next April. Because we are "cake artists," we are confident that we can make any cake look just the way we want it to look based on the bride and grooms expectations (my daughter produces beautiful gumpaste flowers) and have yet to find a decorator over there that we feel confident enough to produce the finished product that we feel we are personally capable of. Plus there are very few wedding cakers in that area. All artwork for cake will be produced here in California, and transported to Hawaii, so we are looking for just a blank slate two tier cake, to put the finishing touches on once we get there. icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 27
http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/6/21/the-emperors-new-cakes.html?currentPage=2
This cakewrecks posting was hilarious! It is all naked cakes and some are downright horrific!
post #19 of 27

I love naked cakes, haha. (well done ones, not the sloppy messes that most turn out looking like). They remind me of the sponges with raspberries and cream I grew up eating.

It sounded to me like she was talking about just flat iced cakes though, maybe I'm wrong?

 

I've never actually had a request like that, unless the only decorations they want are fresh flowers, and they have a florist providing those.

In those cases, I actually insist, nicely, that I be the one to put the flowers on. I'd rather give them 10 free minutes of labour than see my cake punched full of holes from a stab happy florist.
 

I did read in a few magazines before I got married, that buying a plain iced cake and decorating yourself was a big money saver, I would assume that's all there is to it.

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by maybenot View Post

It's a trend called a "naked cake".  One of the ditzy actresses did it a few years back and it's generated a lot of copy cats.

 

http://pinterest.com/celebrationc/naked-wedding-cakes/

 

I guess, for some, they see it as a way to save money, and for others, it's a way to save their guests from the evils of too much sugar & fat.

 

My personal impression is that they look sloppy, unfinished, dry (even if, after sitting out like that for hours, they're not), and unappetizing, but, of course, to each their own.  Based on my personal feelings about having my name attached to such a cake, I would decline to do it.

I didn't get the impression this was what the OP was referring to...I thought she meant iced but undecorated cakes. The naked look is a whole other beast.

post #21 of 27
OMG, Slapsappyhappy, that is too funny. That isn't what I'm looking for, for my son's wedding. I'll be looking for a cake that has been frosted but not decorated. Who would want a naked cake, if that is what is being referred to here, those are just attrocious!
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Elcee View Post

I didn't get the impression this was what the OP was referring to...I thought she meant iced but undecorated cakes. The naked look is a whole other beast.

Ditto!
post #23 of 27

There are some that are a real mess...

 

...  but there are also some that I think so really pretty really well put together.

 

I'd love to do one!

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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by slapsappyhappy View Post

http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/6/21/the-emperors-new-cakes.html?currentPage=2
This cakewrecks posting was hilarious! It is all naked cakes and some are downright horrific!






I actually loved all but 2 of them...they're eclectic, risky, and unexpected and that's obviously what the goal is...non -traditional. I would live to do one!!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

beyond butter cream just listed a cake like you describe. i admire the idea and wish i had the market range she does!

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516408535078980&set=a.237353726317797.63322.229596827093487&type=1&theater


It can be especially nice if you have a sideline selling sugar flowers, toppers etc.  I believe Beyond Butter cream also sells some of her flowers.

So.....Here's the cake......Here's your decorations...........Go have fun!   Don't mind me, I just think it has potential.  Less stress and liability for mishaps is on the customer.

post #26 of 27

I've had a request before but mainly because the mother of the bride was going to decorate it with flowers.  I charge the same amount.  I HATE making a plain-iced buttercream wedding cake.  it's very hard to be get a perfectly iced cake. If someone asks and thinks they are going to get a cheaper cake, wrong, I'm liable to give them the price for a fondant cake because of the time it will take to get it perfect. 

post #27 of 27
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Thanks for all the replies. She wanted me to stack and ice it but no decorations. I personally will not do it again. I will spend way too much time trying to make it iced perfectly. its not worth the trouble. 

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