Naked cakes are just about the coolest things right now! I have absolutely loved the style ever since they came out about a year ago! Considering it's the start of wedding season and I decided to work better to kick off the season then to do a post on how to make The perfect naked cake! Heck you could even make your own wedding cake if you wanted to!
so here is the inside scoop to the make the naked masterpiece...
You pick your pan shape whether it be circle, square, heart shape, hexagon. Whatever it might be and start making your favorite cake batter.
I prepare my pans by using Baker's Joy baking spray it is literally a miracle spray it when it comes to non-stick spray is specially for bakers because it has flour already in the spray.
Fill your pans about 3/4 the way full that way you'll have a full and dents cake. And when you are done and ready to cut the tops off of your cake you can just cut them right out of the pan.
Once cakes are baked take them out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 to 10 minutes. Once someone cool to take them over to a working space and get your cake turntable and a sharp serrated knife and cut the tops off of the cakes so that they are completely flat.
This is definitely one of my favorite points in the process because whenever I bake I'm usually starving because I'm baking all day long so I will have something extra to snack on!
I mean check out those cake tops! You can do what ever you want with those! Because those are all extras.
Now from this point you have all the cakes leveled I place cake boards on each cake and set them in the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours to let them hard in so they are easier to work with. Don't worry about covering them with anything because we will be taking them out shortly.
Once cakes are completely hardened and cold take them out of the freezer and this is going to be the start of the layering process.
before I start layering though I make sure that all of my edges and cakes look pretty. By pretty I mean that all of my edges match up and that there are no hard crusty spots anywhere along the sides. If there are I cut them off.
Once all of your layers are pretty and matchup completely brushed all of the extra crumbs off and make your favorite frosting I have plenty of recipe is on my website you can go and check them out, and get that frosting ball by your side.
What are you like to do with all of my cakes is I get my first cake board and I put a dollop of frosting on that cake board that my first cake which is the bottom cake and basically glue the cake onto the cake board with that frosting and it's nice because that cold cake will really help that cake glued to the board. This way it will help the cake not move when your frosting it.
Fill each layer with frosting and filling and then place the next layer of cake on top of the frosting. Once you have filled the entire cake scrape some of the extra frosting off onto the cake by filling some of the extra holes in the layers. Smooth it out with a cake spatula.
After I finish frosting the cake I will usually put it back in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour just to allow the cake to sit and let the frosting set well.
once the frosting has set well, take it out of the freezer and top it with your desired fruit flowers or chocolate trip.
hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if there's anything that you have questions about I would love to help you out and answer any questions! If you have a wedding coming up or a special event and would like a cake feel free to contact us through our contact page. We would love to be a part of your special day!
The Blonde who Bakes
Owner & Head Baker of The Blonde who Bakes, Co. Wife & Mom. Athlete. Sweet Tooth Enthusiast. Resides in Utah.