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'Naked' cakes are latest wedding dessert trend

New Wedding Trend: 'Naked Cakes'

A new wedding trend is encouraging the bride and groom to let it all hang out ... when it comes to their cake.


They've been dubbed "naked cakes" because they aren't dressed in any of that sweet frosting, leaving no guesses as to what guests will be eating later.

If you are willing to rise to the occasion, be warned: The exposed crumb finish causes them to dry out a little faster so they can't be prepared ahead of time like normal outfitted cakes.

Chefs recommend you stick to natural elements. Berries, fruit preserves and smaller, fresh flowers can make the perfect finish.

Any brides out there considering this trend? Let us know in the comments below!

Not into the naked look? Check out the fabulous cakes of the rich and famous:

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patriot1too June 18 2014 at 7:11 AM

Too much money is being spent on weddings. Its a waste of money. Keep it simple. Family, a coupleof friends, some snacks and save your money.

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Carolyn patriot1too June 18 2014 at 10:30 AM

Exactly - nothing more than a four hour party - personally the best weddings I've been to were buffet style with a DJ - lot's of laughs and fun - so much that the bride and groom didn't want to leave - so they didn't until the end.

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mielkele Carolyn June 18 2014 at 10:52 AM

Two great weddings. One on the family farm where relatives brought the best they made! Fabulous food!!! The second at Bohner Gardens in Philly with a mariachi (sp?) band.

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MICHAEL June 18 2014 at 9:40 AM

sorry. trend or no, they're ugly and horrible

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Kim Rich June 18 2014 at 8:14 AM

The icing is the best part!

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Chickiepoo June 18 2014 at 7:51 AM

It's a new TREND........nothing more.....nothing less.

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Rodney Reese Chickiepoo June 18 2014 at 1:52 PM

It's not a trend, it's just one article about one cake.

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ChingOW Mango Chickiepoo June 19 2014 at 3:26 AM

True and I for one am so sick and tired of the ridiculous bride and groom on top of the cake - besides let's not forget all the gay weddings with 2 men or 2 women on top - plain ole neked or flowers works for everyone, lol

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Joan ChingOW Mango June 19 2014 at 8:17 AM

Back in the sixties, we chose flowers for the top of the cake, rather not too popular at the time, and the cake was so beautiful. We made sure that our photog captured this lasting memory.

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wburwell14 June 18 2014 at 7:58 AM

At a recent grandsons wedding they had cup cakes. Good idea, saved a bundle.

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ChingOW Mango wburwell14 June 19 2014 at 3:27 AM

Cupcakes! Silly for a wedding - great for a kids party - no cutting and just hand them out to the little monkeys, Not for a wedding - gauche!

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howdy Doo June 18 2014 at 11:06 AM

this is SO RIDICULOUS...you call this news?? Our world is falling apart at the hands of apathetic people who waste their time with with this stupid, mindless information...WHO CARES?? LET PEOPLE DECIDE ON THEIR OWN WEDDING CAKE....funny how EVERYTHING....EVEN WEDDING CAKE HAS TO BE CONNECTED TO THIS SEX SATURATED SOCIETY WE LIVE IN.....naked cakes...oh my....how titilating!!

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mikavan howdy Doo June 18 2014 at 1:42 PM

Jesus said toward the Last Days would be like the time of Noah with people marrying which I think he meant that people would be partying and unconcerned about what was going on around them. Are these over the top weddings part of Bible prophecy?

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hellyon3too howdy Doo June 18 2014 at 10:47 PM

Yes, you're comment is a bit ridiculous. Apparently you've never heard of a human interest story.

I have news for YOU, Toots. Not everything in the world is about you, or what interests you. There are a whole lot of people with a whole lot of interests. and we don't need or want you to tell us what we should be reading.

Get over yourself. "Naked" does not have to be associated with sex. Ever hear of the "naked truth?" Well the naked truth is, you are no more important than anyone else in the world.

If you don't want to read about cake, don't. And if, by some stroke of unimaginable luck someone stoops so low as to invite a pitiful piece of excreta as yourself to a wedding, have the good grace to not show up. However, if you do, DO NOT eat any cake.

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Garland June 18 2014 at 9:13 AM

it is about the money if you are a multi-millionare there in no problem..

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Veepka June 18 2014 at 11:22 AM

Looks like somebody was too lazy to finish the cake.

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quazachazed June 18 2014 at 1:33 PM

With the title of the article at first I thought tht they were going to say Betazoid weddings were in style.

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ChingOW Mango June 19 2014 at 3:18 AM

The most beautiful wedding cake I ever saw was one made by the brides mother. It wasn't crazy and over the top - it was delicious - decorated with real edible flowers and just full of love. It was 4 tiers with the top one just for the bride and groom. The entire wedding was so beautiful and warm - with loving friends & family and the food was so delicious. All the appetizers were made by family members. The selection was amazing and the sit down dinner of fish or steak was the best. You would never know they didn't spend a fortune on the event.

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