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Expert April 2017

Has anyone had a 'semi/nearly naked' cake?

BBow, on November 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM Posted in Planning 0 112
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We decided on a semi/nearly naked cake, but now I'm starting to worry that without the icing covering the entire cake, the cake will become dry. Did anyone with this type of cake have any issues?


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Latest activity by Soon2BeADeMarco, on November 27, 2016 at 10:11 PM
  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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  • Lindsey
    Super September 2022
    Lindsey ·
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    I haven't had experience with these cakes, but I would think that it wouldn't be left setting out long enough for it to become dry. From what I've seen, cakes are usually dropped off around dinner time of the reception, so it's not like they're sitting out during the ceremony and what not. I would definitely talk to your baker about it though!

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  • kbb
    VIP October 2016
    kbb ·
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    This was our cake, and it was delicious!! Little more frosting than a naked cake so I guess ours was semi-naked. No issues at all.


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  • The Trap Selena
    Master March 2016
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    I've heard that the baker has to be VERY good at this for it to work. You can't just hire any regular baker to make one or you run the risk of it being dry. And @kbb's cake is about as "naked" as I would personally go. It looks strange to me to have a cake with barely any icing on it.

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  • SleepytheDwarf
    Master June 2017
    SleepytheDwarf ·
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    I agree with @Celia - I think they're generally pretty ugly.

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  • BBow
    Expert April 2017
    BBow ·
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    Thanks for the input. We personally like the look of less icing, but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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  • BBow
    Expert April 2017
    BBow ·
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    I'm glad you all think they're ugly, but this wasn't the question.

    @kbb thanks! Glad yours turned out delicious, hoping for the same Smiley smile

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  • Mrs.KatieK
    Master September 2016
    Mrs.KatieK ·
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    Attached is inspo for our cake. It was just the cake we sliced for us (it was only 6" around). I don't care much for icing, and we wanted it to be obvious that it was a cookie cake.


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  • kimmyinjapan
    VIP September 2016
    kimmyinjapan ·
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    My cake was amazing and moist. Don't forget that they put fillings in between the layers.

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  • kimmyinjapan
    VIP September 2016
    kimmyinjapan ·
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    Keep in mind though that cakes like this need special planning for them and don't tolerate temperature ranges or changes like other types of wedding cakes.

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  • Lauren17
    Master July 2017
    Lauren17 ·
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    I agree with Celia i think they are ugly and look un-done. I think majority of people love the icing so why take it away?

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  • FutureMrsMonty
    Super November 2017
    FutureMrsMonty ·
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    I've seen them done and think they can be really pretty. On their own, they're kinda ugly, so you HAVE to dress them up with flowers or something. I personally wouldn't do a naked cake because sugar, but I think it's a good idea if you're not a huge fan of icing.

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  • Rebecca
    Expert December 2016
    Rebecca ·
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    Ours is like @kbb's. We call it a "half dressed" cake. LOL! With a thin, thin layer of frosting, it shouldn't dry out in the normal amount of time for a wedding reception.

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  • BBow
    Expert April 2017
    BBow ·
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    Still not sure what the disconnect is here. My question was not about anyone's personal opinion on the appearance of the cake, but asking experience from other brides who have had these types of cakes before. Thanks everyone for your input though..still having a naked cake.

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  • R
    Beginner November 2016
    Renique ·
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    My aunt is a baker and has been getting a lot of requests for the naked cakes. NOT EVERYONE LIKES GLOBS OF ICING!! this is a modern trend and, as mentioned, take a lot of talent to execute. So as long as the Baker is trusted, go for it Smiley smile

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  • Erin Wood
    Master July 2017
    Erin Wood ·
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    My friend did a naked cake for her wedding in St. Helena and it was really pretty. If it's your style I say go for it.

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  • The Trap Selena
    Master March 2016
    The Trap Selena ·
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    @Greene I remember that! I think she'd gotten it from Publix and they evidently don't really do specialty cakes like that.

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  • kimmyinjapan
    VIP September 2016
    kimmyinjapan ·
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    Thank you! I see people post ugly crap all the time, but that doesn't mean I have to point out that I don't like it. btw. I love naked cakes if done rightSmiley smile it's more down to earth and also a cheaper alternative

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  • Nicole
    Super September 2018
    Nicole ·
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    Personally, I love this style!

    I really, really don't like icing but I know other people do so it works for both groups. And I'm planning to have a rustic themed wedding so it really fits well with it.

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  • FutureMrsMonty
    Super November 2017
    FutureMrsMonty ·
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    @Bailey sorry! I work at a bake shop and we've done it a lot. Haven't had any issues making it and our brides have always been happy with the naked cakes we've done. :-)

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