As one of the hottest trends in the world of baking, naked cakes are where it’s at. Light and lovely like a spring day in Paris, naked cakes are a refined alternative to the classic layered cake. By foregoing slick fondant and thick buttercream icing, naked cakes can be a real showstopper at any event, from a Sunday brunch to a rustic wedding.
Before you rush out to your local high-end bakery to get your order in, take a peek at our Simple Dreamy Cake. With a few tips and tricks from our in-house experts, you’ll be a DIY cake specialist in no time.
Everyone’s biggest hurdle when it comes to making naked cakes (and layered cakes in general) is mastering cake torting. Torting, the technique of cutting cake layers, can it be super tricky and has sadly led to many kitchen disasters. But don’t worry, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. The Wilton® Easy Layers! pan set is here to save you all of that work. Each shallow cake pan is designed for baking easy-to-layer cakes, so you can spend less time cutting and more time decorating.
And decorating is the best part. For a subdued touch of French sophistication, you can use plain white icing and a light dusting of powdered sugar with fresh blooms. Or you can layer your cake with your favorite icings or jams and dress it up with seasonal fruit, edible flowers, cookie crumbles and more—it’s all up to you.
What kind of icings and toppings would be on your dream naked cake? We’d love to know!