Has Anyone Info On The New Craze Unfrosted Wedding Cakes?

Decorating By labmom Updated 12 Apr 2011 , 11:09pm by Ummeiko

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labmom Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:49am
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Hi
I have an out of state bride who mailed me photos of a cake that she wants for her wedding this october. She decribed herself as qirky and out there and wanting something unusual and plain not fancy.

Well, was I shocked when the photo was a 4 tier wedding cake with no frosting. None. You could see what ever fillings that you wanted between the tiers but no outside frosting. Her mom told me that I should make smaller tiers to put in the kitchen for those guests who liked frosting and wanted a piece with frosting.

I am just puzzled. I don't know where she got the photo but I have only found a few examples of this cake. Anyone else?
To me.. its easy, but also ugly. Definately different!

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sebrina Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:07am
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Never heard of such but I wish you would link us to a pic of the cake. You defiantly have my curiosity peaked. icon_confused.gif

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CAKELADIE1 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:12am
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I just uploaded a picture of a cake I did last summer that was not frosted. The bride brought me the picture of this cake that was on a magazine cover, so it is not my original design. It turned out pretty cool and the bride was very happy. I was worried about it drying out, but the filling made up for the lack of icing.

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tania9 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:24am
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Hilary Duff had one for her wedding cake.
I think it looks pretty icon_smile.gif

http://ultimatebridalmag.com/812/go-vintage-with-a-no-frosting-wedding-cake-2/

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carmijok Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:40am
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Oh God...this is the new trend...no frosting! Or maybe no frosting but with fondant accents like polka dots here and there. I know one thing...you sure can't hide any baking mishaps with cake spackle on a cake like this!
It's interesting, but...PLEASE tell me this is not the newest craze. icon_razz.gif

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fedra Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:40am
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May Clee-Cadman's "cakes for romantic occasions" has a 3 tiered "raspberry ripple" cake thar has no frosting but is dusted with powdered sugar. It looks beautiful and delicious. I am sure her version of "unfrosted cake" makes up for the missing frosting. I also noticed that cakeladie1 posted a picture today of a cake similar to May Clee-Cadman's raspberry ripple.

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CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:46am
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Gasp! icon_eek.gif A cake with no frosting??? That should be illegal! It's the best part! But I guess if that's what the poor confused individual wants then so be it lol.

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nancyg Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:49am
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Made one for a nutritionist. torted nd filled, filled leaving fillings oozing out. covered dusted with powdered sugar. Put fresh fruit on the edge of each tier with bright red roses...

Was beautiful. I will tryto find the pic and post it.

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JanH Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:54am
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Everything old is new again....

Undecorated wedding cake thread from 2007:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-2109491.html#2109491

HTH

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cake_architect Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:57am
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there was a long post about this awhile back, i'll see if i can find it icon_biggrin.gif i think it looks nice actually! i hope to make one some day!

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CupQuequito Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:11am
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LOVE IT! (I don't like bc anyways. :p)

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Katiebelle74 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:49am
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My mom would love this...she is NOT an icing person. Although I bet she would not like the look of it. Personally it would freak me out that it would dry out.

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auzzi Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:57am
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It's difficult

- refridgerating an uniced cake with a perishable filling

- you have no come-back when the bride complains that the cake was dry [after sitting for 4 hours in the reception hall]

- to charge for cake decorating when there is none

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tarheelgirl Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:35pm
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I saw this on the Martha Stewart website a couple weeks ago. Its looks kind of cool.. in a crazy way! icon_biggrin.gif I still gotta have my icing! icon_smile.gif

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kristiemarie Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:43pm
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Well, I don't like frosting or fondant but I have to say that looks...unfinished and weird. I don't like it at all. It doesn't look simple, it looks like someone was lazy and didn't finish the cake.

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Stephy42088 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:56pm
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I'm doing one for a bride at the end of may, she wanted a really untraditional, organic and island type feel so that is the picture she brought me. Makes my job easy!

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sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:40pm
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I wont be able to post the pics here at CC, I got my cupcake that had a cute three colored top deleted b/c it was "undecorated" it had no frosting.

The pic on the link was kinda a pretty cake, I can almost dig it. but frosting is the best part... umm maybe ppl will start to want cakeless cakes and it's nothing but buttercream.. ummmm

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Ummeiko Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 11:09pm
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I'm not a fan of the taste of icing, unless it's chocolate or whipped cream (buttercream is just too sugary for me). But even so, I can't not decorate a cake with icing. A nicely iced cake makes such a great canvas.

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