Naked Cakes: Woodsy & Floral

Naked wedding cakes woodland style by Sugablossom left, Sweet Love Cake Couture right

Naked cakes are one wedding cake trend which evokes mixed reactions from decorators – those who adore them and those who start to miss their fondant if separated from it for a little too long. Either way, their huge popularity with brides means naked cakes are here to stay and even if you aren’t a huge fan from a decorator’s perspective, this week’s showcase might just change you’re mind…..

The pared down chic of the naked cake (which technically has morphed into the half-dressed cake/semi naked cake with a light skim of buttercream being preferred by many designers to a completely naked finish) lends itself perfectly to a woodland wedding theme. Sugablossom and Sweet Love Cake Couture demonstrate this perfectly above (left and right respectively) with bunches of woodland fern capturing the beauty of the woodland setting.

Voluminous white florals and an abundance of foliage create a show-stopping display on these two fabulously bridal naked wedding cakes also from Sugablossom below.

Naked wedding cakes in ivory and green by Sugablossom

A scattering of rose petals and pistachio nuts creates a beautiful lilac and green palette on this rustic naked cake below (left) by Petit Mignon. On the right, a cascade of lush garden florals in lavender and pink with verdant green foliage makes an exquisite summer garden inspired naked wedding cake by Blissfully Sweet Cakes.

naked cakes by Petit Mignon pistachio rose cake left, Blissfully Sweet right

A wow central arrangement on this towering naked cake (below left) creates a show-stopping wedding cake design from the Sugablossom collection, with another of their beautifully bohemian styled naked cakes on the right.

Naked wedding cakes bohemian style by Sugablossom

Roses in soft shades of peach (left) and classic ivory (right) paired with just a hint of foliage combines bridal elegance with a touch of garden inspired styling in the designs below from Sugablossom (left) and All Things Sweet by Carissa (right, KUHLEKTIV Photography).

Naked wedding cakes by Sugablossom left, All Things Sweet by Carissa right (KUHLEKTIV  Photography)

The pared down beauty of a naked cake dressed with soft pastel florals is given a whimisical touch with a topsy turvy/crooked cake structure in the design below left by Cakes 2 Cupcakes, with a simple pink beauty on the right from Sugablossom.

Naked Topsy Turvy Cake by Cakes 2 Cupcakes left, cake right by Sugablossom

A lavish 40th birthday party sweet table is crowned with an elegant floral naked cake for a superbly pretty birthday display below from CJ’s Sweet Treats.

Naked cake 40th birthday cake and sweet table by CJ's Sweet Treats

Icelandic poppies in pristine white make a wonderful addition to this simple naked cake by Knead to Make left, with a pared down caramel drip naked cake from Lael Cakes, right.

Naked cake with white poppies by Knead to Make left, caramel drip naked cake Lael Cakes right

A tree bark effect bottom tier adds quintessential woodland styling to this lace trimmed naked cake below left from Karen Davies (created using Karen’s new tree bark mold). On the right, a ganached bottom tier adds wonderful contrast to the naked tiers above in a delightful rustic wedding cake design from Cove Cake Design.

Naked cakes woodland wedding theme by Karen Davies left, Cove Cake Design right

Bold colours and voluminous arrangements create striking silhouettes on the designs below from Priya MacClure of Sugar Pot (left) and Janet O’Sullivan Cake Design (right).

Naked wedding cakes by Sugar Pot left, Janet O'Sullivan Cake Design right

Garlands of rosemary create a simple and beautiful woodland effect on the Rooney Girl Bake Shop design below left, while on the right, pretty piping and pink filling add a beautiful design element to this naked wedding cake creation by Erica O Brien (image by TBM Photography).

Naked cake wedding cakes by Rooney Girl Bakeshop left, Erica O Brien right (TBM Photography)

Woodland ferms and lush florals make a statement naked wedding cake below (left, image via Arabia Weddings), while on the right, a beautifully piped filling and vintage style floral sprays create a wonderfully pretty design below right from The Designer Cake Company.

Naked cakes for weddings, image left via Arabia Weddings, cake right by The Designer Cake Co

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