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To not get the naked cake thing ?

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malificent7 · 26/11/2019 00:17

Either ice the cake or don't. Prefereably ice the whole damn thing with lashings of buttercream.
Naked cakes just don't look finished.

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Krisskrosskiss · 26/11/2019 00:22

I think they look pretty but I LOVE icing so it's a big no from me for them!
The lady making my wedding cake tried to sell me on the whole naked thing as a look and I shut it straight down. I said I've been dieting for months to get into my wedding dress, if anything the cake is going to be fully formed from icing with no sponge at all... certainly not the other way round!


SleepingStandingUp · 26/11/2019 00:22

Thry do if they're decorated properly with fruit


BrassTactical · 26/11/2019 00:23

Can’t stand icing naked alll the way for me


LEBW · 26/11/2019 00:23

This was a argument between me and my Mum about my wedding cake.
I liked the naked look.
Mum hated it, said it looked weird and she'd bring her own icing to finish it on my wedding day if I got one.
I did end up having one, Mum recoiled at the sight of it.
Obviously just not for everyone Wink


SleepingStandingUp · 26/11/2019 00:25


To not get the naked cake thing ?

AdalindMeisner · 26/11/2019 00:25

I have no idea what a naked cake is - assuming just a cake without icing? - if so that is so wrong unless it is a cake with that rubbery type icing (fondant I think?), that stuff is vile.


Ginkypig · 26/11/2019 00:30

I don't like the icing you roll out and put on cake, I normally pick it off and eat it naked stupid bloody name for it! so if it was that or nothing I'd have nothing but what the hell is wrong with buttercream or ganache etc on the outside of your cake like cake deserves to have.


Ladybirdbookworm · 26/11/2019 00:32

I think it looks pretty and it's a trend at the moment but it really makes the cake dry.


Anotherthink · 26/11/2019 00:36

So it's Victoria sponge without the jam?


managedmis · 26/11/2019 00:38

Like without royal icing?

Are they trying to sexualise cakes now


PawPawNoodle · 26/11/2019 00:40

I find them annoying, it's essentially just crumb-coating the cake and going 'fuck it that'll do".


1300cakes · 26/11/2019 00:47

I think they look lovely though as I love icing I wouldn't order one myself.

if anything the cake is going to be fully formed from icing with no sponge at all.

100% would eat this "cake" though


katy1213 · 26/11/2019 00:56

It looks scruffy and very amateur on a wedding cake. All that money for something that looks like a bad DIY effort.


StoppinBy · 26/11/2019 00:59

If done right they can look lovely. The reason that they should be 'semi naked' though (ie, with a smear of icing on the outside) is to prevent them from drying out as they ae usually made as display pieces to sit out for a few hours before cutting.


bpirockin · 26/11/2019 01:06

I rather like them sprinkled with icing sugar, but a nice ganache feels like much more of a treat.


ChristaMSieland · 26/11/2019 01:07

My only thought is "Why do they have to keep giving silly names to ordinary things?" I sound like my granny (miss you Nonna). This must be what happens when you get older.

Seriously, though. It's an un-iced cake, yes? Or part-iced? If the new name requires explanation, it's a stupid name ;-)


MrsTerryPratchett · 26/11/2019 01:20

It's fine if you are literally going to make it then eat it immediately. But standing out, getting all dry and yukky...

I'd fully eat @Krisskrosskiss cake though. Mmmmmmmmm


SummerPlace · 26/11/2019 01:36

For my taste, a really moist cake like a good quality fruit cake, or a carrot cake with pineapple as part of its ingredients is usually moist enough not to need icing.
But, then, I abominate buttercream. I do like icing made with icing sugar, a little knob of butter and lemon juice juice, and then heated. But, for me, nothing beats proper whipped cream in a cake.


Endspeciesism · 26/11/2019 01:39

If it’s going to be covered with the secretions of another species I would rather have a naked cake. Dairy is scary.


Italiangreyhound · 26/11/2019 01:43


Stillamum3 · 26/11/2019 01:58

I'd never seen one until I followed that link! I think they probably look better than they taste!


thecalmorchid · 26/11/2019 02:05

@PolPotNoodle. Yes, absolutely it is.


mathanxiety · 26/11/2019 02:08

From a link in ItalianGreyhound's link:

I like these more. You could call them partly dressed? They seem to have more of a sense of structure to them.


mathanxiety · 26/11/2019 02:09

LOL, one of them is literally a cheese cake.


BouleBaker · 26/11/2019 03:43

Those naked cakes look seriously shit. Unless each and every layer is perfectly even they will always look shit. Even then they look lazy.

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