Cake that is!
Hi everyone! This is Jesi from Dolce Designs doing some guest blogging for my friend Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party.
I am a party stylist from Austin, TX and mommy to three adorable children who drive me to drinking (lots of coffee). I love creating parties, from the super simple, to the very elaborate, and I also love to bake! Not cook, just bake. I wish I could feed my family cupcakes and cake pops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe throw in some chocolate covered oreos or a brownie to make it a balanced meal.
One of the things I am very much into lately, is naked cakes. They are rustic, low key, easy to make, and just plain beautiful! No more “I can’t get my icing smooth enough” dilemmas! You just make your box cake, spoon some frosting in between layers, pin a flower or two, and voila, you got yourself a beauty!
There are countless ways to decorate these naked darlings. A simple cake bunting, some fresh flowers, mixed berries, even apricots, are all beautiful ways a naked cake can be decorated. You can even do an ombre effect with the cake batter itself and go from darkest layer to lightest, surely wowing your guests with your amazing baking skills.
Here are some of my favorite naked cakes I have found online this year as I searched for inspiration to create my own:
This is a gorgeous fall inspired cake, with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, and decorated with apples. Notice how the layers don’t have to be perfect! It’s all about being organic, earthy, and free spirited!
Image via Preston Bailey
Here’s an example of a simple, yet elegant cake:
A naked cake that is beautifully adorned with pretty flowers and fruit can have the same “wow” factor as a traditional frosted wedding cake. Here is the perfect cake for a “rustic chic” wedding:
Via Vintage and Cake
Here’s a chocolate beauty for your viewing delight! This is actually my favorite naked cake, and it seems to be everyone’s favorite, because it’s all over the internet and I cannot seem to find the genius who made it.
Another beautiful Jane Doe:
This one is brought to you by Mother Martha (Stewart of course). This is actually a naked cake that has been cut up to look this way. I highly recommend if you like to show off the inside of the layers, make sure you freeze your cake first, it makes cutting a lot easier.
Via Martha Stewart
This adorable little one is another example of cutting the edges to reveal the pretty colors inside.
And finally, here is a sweet vanilla cake I made…it was actually a big cake I had made for a photo shoot, and because I had these gorgeous flowers left over, I decided to cut up my frosted cake to reveal the “soul” of my little precious and lavish it with these amazing flowers. The filling was the exact same color as the cake, so it’s hard to see, but it’s there. It was a delicious vanilla custard. I hope you like it!
I hope you enjoyed my trip down Naked Lane, and maybe even been inspired to Go Naked for your next event, heck, maybe even your wedding! It will be a memorable one for sure!
Jesi Celeita of Dolce Designs
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