Brides-to-be with a love of all things rustic are going to fall head over heels for the ever-popular naked cake.
These beautifully simplistic bakes eschew intricate icing and opulent decorations, and instead are left naked with the barest sprinkling of icing, or artfully placed fruit embellishments.
Make no mistake, though, naked cakes are anything but boring. Spice them up with a dramatic cake topper, a
fancy cake stand or even floral decorations to make sure your wedding cake ties in with your theme.
Naked cakes are the perfect choice for brides going for a rustic or
woodland themed wedding, or for couples who want a pared back aesthetic for their big day.
We love the addition of fresh fruit to this naked wedding cake, created by Lucy Burton Cakes.
Tall naked wedding cake – Go for a tall wedding cake for an extra injection of wedding glamour.
Naked wedding cake with cake topper – Give your naked wedding cake an injection of glamour with a gorgeous cake topper like this one; we love the swirling font and think it perfectly complements the luscious red roses. A dramatic cake topper can look a bit fussy when placed on a heavily embellished wedding cake, so they’re absolutely perfect paired with naked cakes. Check out our gallery of the best wedding cake toppers for inspiration for decorating your wedding cake. Image | Fiona Oliver Photography
Chocolate naked wedding cake with red berries – How decadent does this naked chocolate wedding cake look? We love the draped red berries adoring each layer, and they help make it healthy too! Cake courtesy of Love Rosie Cakes.
Naked wedding cake with floral decorations – When you go for a simple naked wedding cake, it allows you to go all out with the other edible treats on your sweets table; think pretty pastel macaroons, rainbow cupcakes and cute cake pops too. If you’re lacking inspiration on how to display your sweet treats, check out our article; your guests won’t be able to contain their excitement over your display of delights. Image | Helen Russell Photography
Layered naked cake – This quaint naked cake reminds us of idyllic childhood summers spent frolicking in the fields among the flowers. The delicate floral decorations and prettily piped icing make this cake an ideal addition to spring weddings; take a peek at our reception ideas for spring weddings for ever more inspiration. Cake courtesy of The Blushing Cook.
Simplistic naked wedding cake – The fluffy layers of icing on this simple naked wedding cake make it look super classy; the fruit and nut decorations are a lovely touch too. Cake courtesy of The Blushing Cook.
Naked wedding cake with fruit filling – Dress your naked wedding cake up with layers of fruit and pretty petite flowers for a lovely homemade touch. This naked cake has been lightly dusted with icing, and boasts layers of buttercream, jam AND nutella icing – what a dream! Image | Ann Kathrin Koch
Naked wedding cake with strawberries – Sit your rustic naked wedding cake atop a silver base for an extra touch of class; we love the artfully placed strawberries and raspberries and the full-bodied flowers on top. We think this naked cake would look wondrous at a chic barn wedding venue. Image | Anneli Marinovich
Naked fruit wedding cake – If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll love this classic fruit wedding cake, updated for 2017 with a naked twist. The layers of icing make for a gorgeous addition to this otherwise simple cake, which would look ideal at a rustic woodland wedding. The dramatic floral display at the bottom creates a gorgeous setting for this tall tiered cake. Image | John Alexander Photography
Naked wedding cake with blueberries – Blueberries make for a beautiful addition to your wedding cake; sit them atop the tiers of your naked cake for a classy and cute style. Fans of flowers can add pretty sprigs of petals for added embellishment. Image | Christopher Ian Photography
Naked chocolate wedding cake – Just because your cake is naked doesn’t mean it needs to be sponge, as this chocolate naked wedding cake proves. The tiny sprinkle of greenery dresses it up just the right amount for magical outdoor and woodland weddings. Image | Danielle Bohane
Naked wedding cake with bunting – Add a cute bunting cake topper to your naked cake for a cute DIY feel. Each tier on this adorable creation is a different flavour – perfect for couples who are indecisive on what they want their cake to be like. Image | Modern Vintage Cakes
Decorated naked wedding cake – Who said naked cakes have to be simplistic? Go overboard with floral decorations and thick buttercream to make sure your naked cake is just as glam as any iced one. Image | Sheffield Wedding Photography
Naked wedding cake with cupcake tower – If you believe cupcakes are the new wedding cake, why not add a tower of delicious cupcakes to your naked cake to make sure there’s enough to go around all of your guests? Cupcakes are a great way to add an extra special touch to your naked wedding cake.
Naked wedding cup cakes – Do things a bit differently with individual naked cakes in pretty pastel colours; we adore the whipped cream topping and beautiful pink embellishments. Cakes in baby hues are ideal for brides planning an ice cream and pastel shade wedding theme.
Naked wedding cake on a log cake stand – Naked wedding cakes look perfect placed on rustic log slices; the pretty garland made of greenery gives this petite cake a fancy element, while the adorable toppers add a splash of fun to proceedings. This set up would look amazing at a wedding with a country rustic wedding theme.
Naked cake with dusted icing – This tiered naked cake is out of this world – we’re obsessed with the artfully dusted icing and adore the pale pink roses prettily poking out of the layers. The lego figurines and “just married” bunting really are the icing on the cake!