Lynnie
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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

  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Hmmm....I guess I would have to say overrated? I don't know why but naked cakes weird me out. They remind me of Sphynx cats. Don't ask. I'm definitely not bashing anyone who gets them. Just not for me. I love frosting way too much!

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  • Shilo
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shilo ·
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    Overrated. I like things more traditional when it comes to the cake.

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  • Sharonne
    Savvy June 2020
    Sharonne ·
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    Not sure. I actually don't like icing on anything, but FH does, so we're having the regular thing.
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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    Overrated. I don't like frosting unless it's chocolate (not wedding cake frosting) and I'm usually accosted for it. Most people love the frosting.
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  • Hannah
    Savvy June 2020
    Hannah ·
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    They’re pretty and I hate frosting, but I also think normal cakes are beautiful in their own regard.
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  • Paulette
    Savvy October 2020
    Paulette ·
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    Overrated and pretty ugly IMO.
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  • Allycia
    Dedicated March 2020
    Allycia ·
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    Overrated so plan in my opinion
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  • K
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Even though I’m not a huge fan of frosting, I have to say it’s overrated.
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  • April
    Dedicated January 2020
    April ·
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    Underrated. They're pretty. I always eat around frosting anyway. And fondant is a weird taste/ texture. Cake should never be dependent in frosting to be not dry. Haven't decided if that's the route I'll go for my wedding though.
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  • Emmie
    Savvy July 2020
    Emmie ·
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    Underrated!!! They are so great for a rustic wedding, and they look gorgeous paired with flowers! PLUS, I am more a fan of the cake than the frosting! I am definitely going to have one for my wedding cake!
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  • Marissa
    Savvy August 2020
    Marissa ·
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    I’m indifferent on this. I don’t like nor dislike the idea of it, for our wedding we are doing cupcakes though
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy Online ·
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    Underrated because they are so beautiful but I must admit I love icing too much to have one.
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  • Catalena
    Dedicated November 2019
    Catalena ·
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    Underrated!!
    We’re doing a semi naked cake because FH and I aren’t fans of icing. We love the actual cake part itself! Plus for the guest who do enjoy icing, we’ll have regular cupcakes to make up for it.
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  • Katie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Katie ·
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    Overrated, simple and elegant look but talk about bakers saving money. There’s nothing to them...
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  • Amy
    Savvy August 2020
    Amy ·
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    Overrated.
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  • Kendra
    Devoted September 2019
    Kendra ·
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    Overrated, I like icing to much and I think it adds more flavor. But I think both look okay.
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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    Baked Alaska is the desert option we're going with at our venue. My sister had a naked wedding cake and neither of us are fans of sugary frostings. Certain flavors and decorations may look better on frosted or fondant covered cakes than a naked cake and vice versa, however, I wouldn't jump on the bandwagon and let trends determine my decisions.


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  • Yvette
    Savvy June 2020
    Yvette ·
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    I love this!!! 😍...we plan to get custom Pops made for our cake too 😁
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  • Yvette
    Savvy June 2020
    Yvette ·
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    I think underrated, it looks really sweet and simplified. Although our cake will have probably be frosted because my FH loves sweets, I don’t have a big sweet tooth so it wouldn’t matter to me.
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  • Kathleen
    Dedicated August 2019
    Kathleen ·
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    Neither - depends on theme and style. I'm an icing girl, so we're not doing the naked cake thing, but it can be pretty and tasty (and not too dry) if done correctly.

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