Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Naked Cakes and Simple Buttercream

This past year, the naked cake has really become a huge hit. It has such a rustic, no fuss attitude. At first I thought I was being a little jaded by the whole no decorations on cakes thing, but I have grown to love it!!!! From tiny little smash cakes to super charming Bride's cakes, the naked cake or simple buttercream cake is taking the cake making world by storm.

This precious little lady is sprinkle cake. The adorable little sprinkles just show through enough to add a fun little touch and the fresh flowers take it over the top. 

 This little smash cake is a "semi-naked". It has just a thin layer of buttercream over the cake so that the cake layers still peak through. Again, the fresh flowers are the perfect touch to give it that easy going personality.

 No fresh flowers on this little guy, but I did trek through the woods to find the perfect sticks to make this "1". So sweet and simple and perfect!!!!

This is the "big cake" to go with that sweet smash cake. The mom provided the little forest animals and they were just too cute. More sticks and a little rosemary for trees. I just loved the simplicity of this cake!!!

No babies or about to be one year olds in your crew?? Check out these super yummy naked cakes. I called this one strawberry shortcake overload. I make a wonderful strawberry compote and pored it over each layer of cake before adding vanilla buttercream. After stacking, I poured strawberry compote and white chocolate over it all. It was literally the best cake I have ever eaten. I am just waiting for an excuse to make it again!!!

Soooo....I tried to talk my son into requesting one for his birthday, but he was set on chocolate and peanut butter. And let me just tell you right now that this was nothing short of amazing!!! Thick layers of chocolate cake sandwiched between decadent peanut butter buttercream and crumbled Reese's Peanut butter Cups then drizzled in milk was heaven! Yes...thank you 8 year old child for requesting my dream cake.

This sweet little naked cake was for a friend's daughter. How do you make a naked cake exude Hollywood movie night?? Well, old film reel of course. I thought it turned out super cute.

So this little number is just buttercream with a beautiful watercolor. Super sweet and super easy. It just makes such an adorable little cake. 

This one takes the semi naked cake to a whole new level. Chocolate cake and chocolate drizzle with beautiful fresh flowers....just doesn't get much better than that!!!

 My friend requested this cake for her little girl. Tiny toy horses were added at the party. It was so adorable. Lots of drama....just like every little girl needs on her birthday.

These next three cakes all have the same simple buttercream design but are accented differently with fresh flowers. God sure does do some amazing work!!!

I have shown you this monster of a cake in a previous post, but I just had to share again. Semi naked cake with gold airbrushing and fresh flowers. Doesn't get much easier than that! Easy to create and yet packs so much drama!

I do not know how long this naked and simple cake trend will last, but I sure am enjoying it while it is here!

I hope you enjoyed these fun little cake ideas. Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts!!!  


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