Couples keen for a rustic touch to their wedding, but after something a little more stylised than a naked cake, may want to go for a nearly naked cake.
Just like it sounds, nearly naked cakes are the fancier cousin of naked cakes; still simplistic and unstyled, but possibly dusted with icing or with a little extra decoration.
Nearly naked cakes look great with elaborate cake toppers or adorned with bunting for a chic addition, but if you really want to keep it simple, check out our gallery of naked wedding cakes.
Fresh flowers make for a lovely addition to nearly naked cakes. Match them to your bouquet for cool coordination. This gorgeous cake comes courtesy of Lucy Burton Cakes.
Tall nearly naked wedding cake – If you’re dreaming of a tall wedding cake, a creation like this would be a gorgeous choice.
Chocolate nearly naked wedding cake – We love this chocolatey take on the nearly naked wedding cake trend, especially with the addition of fresh blackberries and blueberries and pretty pink flowers. A chocolate nearly naked cake is the perfect compromise for the couple where one person fancies a simplistic cake, but the other is a fan of more flavoursome bakes. The chocolate buttercream looks absolutely delicious and presents a unique approach to nearly naked cakes. If you and your partner are huge chocolate fans, check out our gallery of chocolate ideas for your wedding reception.
Nearly naked wedding cake – Go for an understated wedding cake with a two-tiered nearly naked cake.
Rustic nearly naked wedding cake – This lightly glazed nearly naked wedding cake is the perfect choice for a rustic woodland wedding – especially when mounted upon a log slice like this one. We love the light and frothy flowers delicately placed on top of the cake – they’re a beautiful addition to this simple yet stunning bake. Image | Sarah Gawler
Nearly naked wedding cake decorated with ivy – With a simple nearly naked wedding cake you can afford to go all out when it comes to decorating the cake table. Adorn it with glass bottles filled with a dramatic collection of flowers and greenery. Add a few sprigs of ivy and flowers to your nearly naked cake for that little something extra. Check out our ideas for decorating your wedding dessert table if you’re in need of a flash of inspiration. Image | Lisa Jane Photography
Nearly naked wedding cake with white flowers – If you’re having white wedding flowers why not adorn your cake with them too, for a beautiful, cool coordinated look?
Gold nearly naked wedding cake – If you can’t agree on whether to have a naked cake or a dramatically decorated bake, why not go for the best of both worlds and combine the two? We were bowled over by this gold lead cake, sat atop a naked cake decorated with flowers in amazing autumn colours. This tiered nearly naked cake would look flawless at an autumn wedding; have a click through our inspiration for how to style your autumn big day.
Victoria sponge nearly naked cake – Victoria sponges are the ideal cake to choose if you want a nearly naked wedding cake; the traditional bake lends itself well to the pared back style and looks beautiful lightly dusted with icing and adorned with fresh berries.
Pink and cream nearly naked cake – Nearly naked cakes look beautiful when brushed with a thin layer of pastel pink icing – this creation, courtesy of The Cake Cuppery illustrates this perfectly. The classy pearl inspired decorations on each level are so stylish, and the fade from pink to cream coloured icing is so unique and lovely. Add a group of flowers to each layer for extra glamour.
Nearly naked caked with topper – The simplistic style of nearly naked cakes means that they look lovely with cake toppers. We love the deep red berries on this cake – they make it look super romantic, especially when paired with the kitsch bunting topper.
White nearly naked cake – This white nearly naked cake is super elegant; the delicate flowers are a beautiful addition and we love the vintage style glass cake stand. This style of cake and lay out would be fantastic for a winter wedding. If you’ve found yourself with more than one cake stand, check out our ideas for alternative cake stand ideas for a little inspiration on what to do with them.
Nearly naked cake with strawberries – Cascading strawberries are a stunning decoration for nearly naked cakes – they look so dramatic and will be a lovely and refreshing contrast to the cake and sweet icing. Nearly naked cakes look beautiful when tiered, as this one, mounted on a log, illustrates.
Nearly naked wedding cake with fruit – This four-tiered nearly naked wedding cake looks wonderful decorated with scattered fruit. The bunting on top is another lovely touch.