I love a fabulous fondant creation as much as the next girl, but there is something so charming about a bare cake. I love seeing the texture of all the layers. Even though it might seem unfinished, the look is very elegant and classic. A great idea for those that don’t like a heavy helping of icing!

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  1. Holly Cromer | Blacksburg, VA Photographer
    January 30, 2012 8:57 am

    I have been seeing a lot of these lately, and I have to say I'm honestly not a big fan. Some of them (like the first one you have shown here) look really clean and crisp with the layers which does look good, but most of the time they look like someone's little kid came and licked all the frosting off the sides.
  2. Rhiannon
    January 30, 2012 10:59 am

    Hilary Duff had a cake like this too! So fab :)
  3. Jen
    January 30, 2012 1:36 pm

    Its fun and different, but not my style.

    I prefer the look of the first cake. It looks more polished and clean, while the other cakes look unfinished.
  4. Laurel G
    January 30, 2012 7:16 pm

    I've seen a few of these and am loving this trend!
  5. Melina
    January 30, 2012 10:51 pm

    It really looks cool to have a cake like that! Perfect for the bride who wants something different!
  6. Anna Dicus
    January 31, 2012 10:23 pm

    I am doing a feature on your blog tomorrow! I would love for you to come over to A Sweet Southern Mess to see it!! I love your inspiration for weddings and I completely share your love for them! I hope to find the best wedding blogs and websites to share with future brides to make their day perfect!
    Thank you for sharing all that you do!
  7. Judy C
    February 3, 2012 11:21 am

    It's a fun look, but frostings keep the cake from getting dry. Personally, I love a nice Italian or Swiss meringue buttercream finish. Don't forget, your cake is food, not just reception decor :) !
  8. Kristine
    February 3, 2012 11:15 pm

    I'd rather eat and look @ these cakes...then look oops eat a cake laquered in fondant. I love this trend!
  9. Leslie
    June 14, 2012 8:09 pm

    I love this trend. Frosting can get very overbearing and I love the look of fondant, but hate the taste. So this is great. It is actually perfect for my son's wedding, his fiance hates frosting, she wipes it off of everything, so this represents her to a tee!