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Flower Topped Naked Cake





Introducing the easiest cake, well, ever.  The Naked Cake.  Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against frosting.  We have actually had a great relationship over the years, but this year I decided to tackle this more rustic approach for my daughter's birthday.  

For the actual cake you simply make however many layers you'd like, I did four for her fourth birthday... and let them chill.  I left mine in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, using a serrated knife, I sliced off the dome that occurs during baking.  The domes were instantly discarded as to not become my breakfast.  Once your cakes are level-ish, stack them by adding a generous portion of frosting in between each layer.  Remember, you are skimping on the side frosting, so feel free to add more between the layers.  You can use a piping bag if you feel it is necessary, but I used an offset spatula to make things even easier.

Raspberry Vanilla Buttercream:

1 Cup of Butter, softened
3 1/2 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
2 Vanilla Beans, seeds extracted
1 Pint of Raspberries, juiced
Pinch of Salt

In your bowl, beat the softened butter until smooth & slowly begin to add your sugar.  Once the sugar & butter are combined (which may appear dry) add in your Raspberry Juice.  I juiced my Raspberries by placing them in a strainer and mashing them with the back of a spoon.  Using only the juice allows your frosting to have the beautiful raspberry flavor (& gorgeous color) without the seeds.  Continue to combine the rest of your ingredients...& enjoy.  


For the Floral Topper, I got creative.  I knew the flowers would be on the cake for a few hours & wanted them to stay as fresh as possible.  By taking plastic drinking straws & folding them in half, I was able to create tiny individual vases that were easily inserted into the top of the cake.  I placed the straws using varying heights & began to place my flowers within.  After a little rearranging & a few snips of the straws to adjust the height once inserted, we were left with the sweetest Floral Topped Naked Cake.  The perfect centerpiece to Chloe's Garden Party.


Cake Stand: Minted // Wooden Number: BHLDN



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12 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous and what a lovely idea!

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  2. Lovely, Kristin. Such a special cake for a special girl :)

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  3. I love this idea as my girls are not huge fans of a ton of icing!

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  4. Love this cake! So cute, and love the topper!!! Great idea. Less frosting means more ice cream. :)

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  5. This is such a brilliant idea!!! I Have done naked mini cupcakes before (basically the cupcake de-wrapped and cut in half with frosting in the middle) and I can't believe I never thought of it for a large cake! This cake was gorgeous!

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  6. Just love your style. It makes me smile. : ) How did you load the screensaver?

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  7. I've had this idea tucked away for a baby shower that I'm planning, and I CANNOT wait to do it! I love your creative flower idea. I'm also DIY-ing a cake topper that I found on BHLDN! Great minds ;)

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  8. Love the way it turned out! Thanks for sharing the frosting recipe! Strawberry buttercream
    Enough said!

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  9. That is just beautiful! You have so many talents :)

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  10. Wait...you arranged the flowers using straws to hold them upright?!!?! Of course you did, because it's genius.

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  11. So beautiful! I've always loved these naked cakes and your gorgeous flowers really take the cake (pun intended!) on this one! Love it!

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  12. Such a beautiful cake! Love the "four" topper too!

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