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."

Owner of beloved Brooklyn boutique confectionery, Luckybird Bakery, Amy's naked cakes are your Pinterest dreams realized, and then some. 

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]