What is a Naked Cake?
A naked cake is a cake base that lacks evocative outer icing or decorative accessories. Getting its name, as the interior – whether sponge, fruit, or otherwise – is completely exposed, this minimalist approach provides an attractive alternative for those who want something simple yet elegant.
The true beauty of a naked cake, however, is that it can be enjoyed naked or used as a proverbial blank canvas for all experimental cake decorators to create something truly magnificent.
Why Naked Cake Bases?
Naked cakes have grown to become a real trend over the last few years, with many people choosing them as their cake of choice for birthdays and weddings.
This rise in popularity has been rapid, but for good reason. With a naked cake, there are no boundaries. People love plain cake bases because they can be simple and sumptuous, or as grand and gorgeous as the cake decorator desires – providing a creative freedom anybody interested in cake designing would enjoy.
Types of Naked Cake Base
Naked cake bases come in every flavour of sponge, and you can also get naked fruit cakes. At Nude Cakes, we’ve found that the most popular types of naked cake are fruit cakes, naked vanilla sponge, naked chocolate sponge and naked lemon sponge.
Where to Buy Naked Cakes Online?
For the most sumptuous, fresh, and perfectly baked naked cakes, there’s no place like Nude Cakes. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find a great selection of plain cake bases to satisfy your needs. All our cakes provide the perfect template for intricate frosting detail and decoration, or can also be left naked – they’re just as elegant and tasty.
What we offer:
- Naked Fruit Cake Bases (for weddings)
- Naked Vanilla Sponge Cake Bases
- Naked Chocolate Sponge Cake Bases
- Naked Lemon Sponge Cake Bases
- Naked Red Velvet Sponge Cake Bases
- Naked Chocolate Orange Sponge Cake Bases
All of our sponges are baked using a traditional cake recipe, guaranteeing consistent quality.
Some of Our Favourite Naked Cake Creations
Over recent months, Nude Cakes have been working with some of the premier cake decorators in the business, to see what masterpieces they can create using our plain cake bases. Here are a handful of our favourites:
Noah’s Ark – Cake Dutchess & Friends
Along with the help of some top cake decorators, Etty van Urk of Cake Dutchess created this phenomenon during a ‘live-build’ at this year’s Cake International. As our contribution to the build, Nude Cakes provided eight delicious 12″ Round Chocolate Orange Sponge Cakes; and look at what the guys managed to create with our naked cakes – incredible.
Find out more about this great cake build here.
Chocolate Orange Cake – A Wee Bit of Cake
We got in touch with Clare at A Wee Bit of Cake after we saw some of her previous beautiful cake designs. Clare was more than happy to add her decorating expertise to one of our 8” Round Chocolate Sponge Cakes. This creation looks fantastic, and Clare assured us that it also tasted great.
Find out more about how this cake was made then check it out here.
Naked Lemon Cake – Forever Baking
Here, we have a traditional ‘naked cake design’ by Forever Baking. This simple cake design is quaint, elegant and took just 20 minutes to put together using one of Nude Cakes 6“ Round Lemon Sponge Cakes – quite impressive as far as we’re concerned.
Check out some more information about how this cake decoration process here.
Easy Christmas Bauble Cake – Mummy Mishaps
Here, we have a nice and easy festive cake design from Jenny at Mummy Mishaps. This nice and simple design fits into the naked cake style perfectly; with some light icing covering the cake and some sugary treats to top it all off. This cake design was created using one of Nude Cakes 6” Round Red Velvet Sponge Cakes.
Take a look at this easy festive bauble cake in some more detail here.
Classy Flower Cake – SugarShack
Here we have an exceptional cake creation from our friends at SugarShack, who provide cake decorating supplies and sugarcraft throughout the UK. This extraordinary cake design really showcases the true beauty that can be created when the experts put their minds at work. The design was built upon one 8″ Round Vanilla Sponge Cake, used as the base; and one of our 6″ Round Vanilla Sponge Cakes was used to create the second tier.