It seems the time of ornately piped, structurally elaborate, iced, frosted, towering monsters of wedding cakes - you know, something straight out of Connie and Carlo's wedding in The Godfather - has passed. And decidedly so, as brides of every aesthetic persuasion are ditching the impeccably decorated in favor of the natural, naked cake.
"The trend of naked cakes and semi-naked cakes I think has a lot to do with the strong momentum of the foodie culture especially in NYC," muses baker Amy Berger. "It's a nod to fresh ingredients and things made by hand. To see the delicious crumb of the cake, a smear of fresh buttercream, seasonal berries and blooms whets the appetite while simultaneously showing something beautiful with essentially no artifice."
Embrace your inner bohemian, click through for a cake tasting of your own, and you'll be digging the naked cake in no time!
[Photos via @luckybirdbakes]