Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Naked Cakes: Overrated or Underrated?

Lynnie, on June 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 118

Naked cakes can be a very divisive subject - just call it "the big frosting face-off"! Time to share your frosting feelings! Are naked cakes overrated or underrated? Cake by Sprinkle & Dash in UT Next Question: Sparkler Send Offs? Back to the Beginning: Overrated or Underrated?

Naked cakes can be a very divisive subject - just call it "the big frosting face-off"! Time to share your frosting feelings!

Are naked cakes overrated or underrated?


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Cake by Sprinkle & Dash in UT



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118 Comments

  • Jpbride2B
    Dedicated October 2019
    Jpbride2B ·
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    Extremely overrated. They're always so dry and really not worth it if the cake isn't moist.

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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    Plus frosting helps keep it moist.
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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    I guess it depends on your taste in style and food. To me it is overrated. But we are doing cupcakes that I have heard bad talked as well.
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  • Shannon
    Expert October 2017
    Shannon ·
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    I love the look of a naked cake but I love frosting too much I would never have one.
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kellie ·
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    I actually love the idea. But I love frosting too much lol
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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    Underrated. I think they are so unique and beautiful!
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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Overrated - I think they look lazy

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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    Overrated. Icing makes the cake in my opinion.

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  • Stephanie
    Expert September 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Way overrated. they are very dry!

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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    I love the look of these! Initially I wanted one, until I showed FH and my family and they all looked at me like I was crazy Smiley xd but I am not picky, so either way I am happy with! However, I never even thought of the cake being dry because of this, interesting!

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  • Amanda
    Dedicated June 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Underrated! I love the look and the taste – fondant is gross and most places pile too much buttercream onto the cakes. When the naked cakes are done right I think they're awesome!

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  • Stacey
    Devoted July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. If done correctly they can be beautiful. I will be having frosting though.
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Underrated. I am probably going to be having a half-naked cake, as to make it more moist.

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  • ALYSSA
    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    Underrated, I think they can be so pretty. However, I do worry about it drying out. If we are spending money on cake, it's important to us that it tastes good.

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  • ARIEL
    Devoted October 2020
    ARIEL ·
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    Doing away with the cake and going with another trend......DONUTS!!!! WOOT WOOT. Our venue charges 2 dollars a person to cut a cake. So that on top of an already expensive tier cake. We just threw it out and having one little cake for us to cut on top of a mountain of beautiful donuts, with a dessert table.

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  • Brandeana
    Savvy March 2020
    Brandeana ·
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    Underrated!!!

    They're so fresh looking, and honestly, who needs all that frosting when you've got a delicious cake layered with tasty filling?

    We plan on having one, but not super naked, just kind of. Our wedding is hyper traditional so we're constantly doing the inbetween that and modern.
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Fondant is never meant to be eaten. It is purely decoration. It's corn syrup, lard, powdered sugar and a ton of food dye. It should always be removed before slicing.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    Overrated. I see them everywhere and I like the look, but I've heard they're dry and many bakeries won't make them. I also fell like you can be a lot more creative with icing and a design.

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  • Justine
    Super July 2019
    Justine ·
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    Underrated! That’s what we are having. Plus it’s only a 6 inch two layer cake anyway. Pretty small. My fiancé isn’t big on sweets so it’ll be perfect.
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated September 2019
    Jessica ·
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    My fiance and I hate frostings of any kind so they are underrated. As long as you have the right fillings the cake will be moist and delicious without that extra coating of sugar.
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