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The Naked Cake Revolution

Naked Cakes are here to stay and growing in popularity.

The trend for all things vintage and pretty was as stong as ever in 2015 and the Naked Cake revolution is set to continue through summer 2016.
Whether you are going all out with a tea party or keeping it sweet and simple with soft natural tones, you can achieve a custom look that reflects your wedding’s style with the Naked Cake. Here is a cake that doesn’t disguise it’s imperfections with a layer of fondant or super sleek ganache, proud of it’s bulges, the naked cake is an option deserving of a place on any wedding desert table.

Naked Cakes are great for the baker too, baked fresh and finished on site on the day of the wedding with pretty flowers and fresh fruits they are a joy to make. The lack of elaborate icing means they are quicker to make, and ultimately lighter on the purse strings, ideal for the budget conscious bride.

You can adorn your cake with blush roses, summer berries, autumn fruits or bright and bold gerberas, whatever reflects you and your big day.

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All cake images from Sweetcheeks Bakehouse Dorset

The perfect cake in every aspect except for the display time. A Naked cake can only be on display fow about 4 hours before it starts to dry out, and after only a couple of hours looking perfect and pretty, the moisture from your delicious freshly baked sponge will have dissolve the carefully placed icing sugar and you are left with a few white spots at best. To combat this it is best to use sugar snow, a powdered sugar that is moisture resistant and will stay put on even the most deliciously moust cake.

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Top tips for Naked Cake Success

  1. Bake it Fresh!
  2. Stack on site
  3. Chill for an hour before travelling to the venue to firm up that filling
  4. Dont forget to dowel
  5. Firmer fillings like Swiss meringue buttercream will hold up best
  6. For a uniform finish, keep the cake mix the same for each tier
  7. Use flavoured syrup to keep the cake moist and create individual flavours
  8. Use Sugar Snow to dust the finished cake for a flawless finish that wont fade
  9. Don’t forget to use cake picks to protect your cake from fresh flower stems.
  10. Select flowers that are pesticide free

 

Published by: Emma Burrows

Enthusiastic and extremely talented Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft Specialist. Emma's creativity and imaginative flair is what makes Shesto demonstrations and tutorials stand out from everyone else.

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