Sunday, 9 December 2012

Trend: Naked Cakes

In the world of weddings, there is always a new trend. And the cake is one item that has really evolved over time.

Once upon a time, wedding cakes were all sleek and white and covered in fondant icing. It was just how things went. Invariably, they were fruit cakes - not particularly edible - and they all kind of looked the same. They were there to be used for the traditional 'cutting' by the bride and the groom... but were they ever really enjoyed?

...Then came the mud-cake, stepping up to add something tastier.
...Then came cupcakes. No need for cutting, an alternative for guests to enjoy.
...Not long after, Dessert Bars became popular - featuring lots of different cakes, tarts, pies and even candy. Some people have their family members provide sweets as a way to make it more personal. Others just want to provide some variety.

...More recently, we've seen some more interesting alternatives to wedding cake, in the form of macaron towers and cheese stacks... not really cakes at all.
...And actual Cakes themselves have had a makeover, getting braver - with messy, textured, buttercream icing. Or for those that are really clever, there's Ombre cakes. Or Layered Rainbow Cakes.

Our latest favourite though: NAKED CAKES

What is a naked cake? In short, it's a sponge cake that remains un-iced (or naked). These babies have a bit of an unfinished look, which works perfectly at a more rustic style event. We think they look gorgeous, with all of their layers of cake and cream.. particularly when decorated with flowers or fruit - or even dusted with icing sugar.

Style Me Pretty
Rosie Parsons

Green Wedding Shoes
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You can browse even more pics over HERE

What do you think? Your thing or too unfinished looking?
What sort of cake are you planning?
And what do you predict the next trend will be?

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