For so long the wedding cake style was the bigger the better – massive tiers of dense cake topped with loads of buttercream and stiff fondant. But lately the pendulum has swung back in the other direction, with minimalist naked cakes taking center stage, and we are absolutely loving this pared-down style. Especially since naked cakes make it so easy for each couple to express themselves. Here are a few styles you can consider to best express your love.
For the ultra-romantic couple. Nothing says romance like the color red, so imagine cutting into a rich and gorgeous red velvet naked cake with thick layers of stark white cream cheese frosting. Whether you go cake, layer frosting and topper only or you adorn with roses and a few sprigs of baby’s breath, you’ll have a show-stopper. We love the idea of a red velvet naked cake at the elegant Edgewood Tahoe venue.
For the nature-loving couple. One of the most stunning styles of naked cake is a tall-tiered vanilla cake absolutely smothered in fresh flowers and greenery. We especially love this style with soft pastel roses. If the idea of even more flowers at your wedding doesn’t appeal to you, consider fresh berries dusted with confectioner’s sugar for a gorgeous, muted dose of color. This is a style of cake that would pair perfectly with the beachy and airy Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe.
For the eclectic couple. Does it seem like the kind of cake you want changes depending on what time of day it is? Instead of going for one big naked cake, have a number of naked cakes of all different flavors and sizes on cake stands of different heights. A mix of naked cakes makes for a visual masterpiece on your display table and provides a little something for everyone. Perfect for the couple having their wedding at the edgy Hard Rock Café Lake Tahoe.
For the super-fun couple. Stripping away all that frosting lets your cake truly shine, so why not have a big naked funfetti cake with decorative confetti sprinkled all over the table? Or have the layers tinted to an ombre that matches your wedding colors? When the cake is the star of the show, the options are endless. This fun style is a great option for your celebration at The Landing Resort and Spa.
For the clean-cut couple. Your wedding day should be about letting loose…but not too loose, if that’s not your style. Give yourself a buttoned-up naked cake with rich chocolate layers and white buttercream cut into sharp, tidy squares with minimal embellishments. We adore the idea of this tuxedo-inspired cake at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
What do you think? Are you loving this naked cake trend as much as we are, or do you miss the fondant flowers? Let us know in the comments!