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Calling all Hero Brides! It's time to go Naked

Calling all Hero Brides… you’ll love naked cakes! They are all the new trend and tend to have a organic feel and very natural, which means that fresh flowers or natural elements like rosemary, and fresh fruits do well. With less sugar from all the extra frosting, the naked cake is a winner for the Hero Bride.

It’s official, naked cakes are a trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While the idea behind them is the same (slice, serve and eat!) there’s a few important details that are different from a cake that’s frosted. We caught up with three cake bakers to get the scoop on everything you need to know before you order your naked cake!

Unlike with a traditional frosted cake, the flavors and fillings that you choose are going to determine what your cake looks like. If you’re looking for a style that’s cohesive, you’ll want to stick to flavors in a similar color profile which is something you don’t have to think about with a buttercream or fondant cake. Molly suggests, “It’s up to your personal preference, but naturally colored cakes look the best, like vanilla, carrot cake or hummingbird (a cake spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon) instead of food coloring dyed cakes like red velvet.” As far as fillings go Christina Tosi baker at Momofuku Milk Bar says, “Make sure all of your frostings and fillings make sense when eaten as a whole. Every filling should be a sliceable consistency when cold or room temperature. A layer of fondant hides a runny curd or jam or jelly layer, but there’s no hiding fillings or underset layers with a naked cake!” Read more…

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