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Naked Cakes: In or Out?

Maggie, on March 5, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 102
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Naked cakes were a massively popular wedding reception trend in 2018! I’m personally not a fan because #frosting4life, but what do you think?

Are naked cakes a trend you want to see continued in 2019? Are they in or out?


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Photo from Michelle’s Patisserie in Austin, Texas


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Latest activity by Taran, on May 9, 2020 at 12:35 PM
  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
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    We're doing a semi naked cake because we don't really like cake.. or frosting..

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I still really like the look of naked cakes, but ugh, they're so dryyy. Semi-naked all the way.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
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    Out! I think this is going to be one of those things you look back on and say, that's so 2018!

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  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
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    Agree! I think beautiful buttercream cakes are surging ahead.
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  • SB
    VIP March 2019
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    Naked cakes are beautiful, but give me allllllllll the frosting! That's the best part of any cake in my opinion!

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  • Lc
    Super September 2018
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    Out 🙅🏽‍♀️
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Yaaas, team frosting! Smiley love Smiley cake

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    This is exactly what I was thinking of! I've had a bite of a naked cake, but I feel like I'd need a glass of milk in order to get through it.

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    I am not a huge frosting person at all... literally when I eat cake I mostly eat around the frosting and then my FH with a massive sweet tooth will just eat my leftover frosting hahaha. Although I do like the concept of less frosting, i am not thrilled with the look of a naked cake though so we are doing a regular cake with vanilla frosting.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
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    Not a fan. Every one I've had has been dry as all get out. Tasted like...well...a sponge.

    I'll stick with some light buttercream frosting.

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  • Rachel
    Super July 2019
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    Out! They’re dry and they greatly limit the design you can have on them!
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    Out. Gimme all the frosting! Diabetes here I come!
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
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    Well we had a naked cake in 2016 so I would guess by now they're out LOL

    That being said, ours was super moist but our baker was A+

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Out of curiosity, why don't you like the look of a naked cake? I like the looks of them, I just don't particularly want to eat them in their state of undress.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Ooh, it's so pretty!! What flavor was your cake, LB?

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
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    Here's the menu Smiley smile It was smores flavor (I let H pick Smiley smile )

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    Not that I entirely dislike the look, mostly just for myself I always pictured my wedding cake being all white and I didn’t feel like I could ruin that mental image I had for myself 😂
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
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    I think we're going to do one tier that is frosted and the rest semi naked. My fh does not really like cake, and really doesn't like frosting, so since he doesn't care about much of the different aspects of our wedding, I'm letting him decide that. I dont think these will ever be fully "out", but if it is oh well lol.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
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    Out out out! I’ve never seen such a thing, other than pancakes 🥞
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
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    I've never actually seen a naked cake at a wedding but I hate frosting so I wouldn't be upset if the trend continued.
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