A weekend ago I tried out the Naked Cake for the first time. The Naked Cake has become more and more popular for weddings and events given the worlds obsession with rustic, minimal and simple design (something I am completely on board with) and the first time I noticed this style on Pinterest I fell madly in love. Since I am not a big fan of icing to begin with (unless it's chocolate of course) the Naked Cake in my opinion is pretty much the best thing ever.
I made the cake for an Anniversary party, in addition to some cupcakes, and given the time of year and venue of the event I felt this style of cake fit the bill perfectly. It exudes summer and casual, with a hint of elegance mixed it.
I didn't want to go too crazy, so I stuck with a simple Vanilla Cake, and my favorite Italian Meringue Buttercream. Both Martha Stewart recipes that I swear by. In between the layers I incorporated some fresh blueberries and strawberries to increase the height and add some additional flavor. Lastly I garnished the dessert with a few lavender leaves to add in some greenery. Simple!
Another reason I I used these flavors was because I wanted to test them out for a wedding cake I am making next weekend. Yes! My first wedding cake and I couldn't be more excited or grateful to the wonderful couple who asked me. You will definitely be seeing a blog post of that in the coming weeks!
Unfortunately, I took so so many beautiful photos of this cake and the cupcakes, but my dumb self accidentally reformatted my camera before the event, since I was also taking pictures during the party, and all of the previous images on my camera were deleted. So note to all photographers out there! Don't do this! It could have been way worse and I am grateful for that, but I am sure some of you out there know how much of a bummer it is to lose your photos.
Luckily, I snagged a few once it was all set up at the venue! Can't wait to play around with more styles, anyone getting married and looking for a rookie baker? Shoot me a comment or email me!