12 Jan 2018
Marks And Spencer Have Launched The Perfect Affordable Naked Wedding Cake
Marks and Spencer have done it again!
Not only have they earned the royal seal of approval this
week from Meghan Markle, who wore one of their jumpers on a public appearance,
but they’ve launched the naked wedding cake of
M&S has just announced a gorgeous new naked vanilla wedding cake, featuring three tiers of
buttery sponge sandwiched with smooth vanilla buttercream.
READ MORE: The Prettiest Buttercream Wedding Cakes
And at £125 for a cake that serves 42, it’s brilliant value
We’re huge fans of the contemporary naked wedding cake trend that treads the line between
traditional tiers and a more rustic, relaxed look.
Most importantly, naked wedding cakes are easily
personalised for your own theme, suiting flowers, fruit and other cool ways to
customise to create a striking look that really reflects your style.
READ MORE: The Best Wedding Decor Items For £10 Or Less
M&S' naked three-tier vanilla cake is available for
pre-order, with collection starting from February 27.
Sadly the cake doesn't come with the fruit and foliage
decorations, so we've come up with some brilliant inspiration for how you can
to personalise your naked cake!
Garnish With Fresh Fruit And Flowers
Bright florals and sweet berries bring a basic vanilla naked
cake to life. This is perfect for a spring or summer wedding, and change up
your flowers for more reds, oranges and browns for an autumn wedding.
Combine Two Trends In One
Drip wedding cakes are all the rage, and this gorgeous
example combines both the naked trend with a generous drizzle of caramel and a
toffee popcorn garnish.
Choose A Cute Cake Topper
A naked cake really suits a quirky cake topper, like this
bunting above. Even better if it fits in with the cake's colour scheme!
Image: Hannah Millard Photography
Don't be afraid to build up shape around the basic cake
structure. This could be with macarons, foliage or large vibrant roses like
Match The Flavours
Choose decorations that complement the flavour
profile. Vanilla pairs beautifully with herbs such as lavender and
rosemary or mild fruits like fig and pear.
If you decide to go for a naked
wedding cake with a different flavour (not available from Marks yet), then
think chocolate with cherries or peanut truffles; lemon and blackberries;
carrot cake and fresh pineapple.
Think Beyond Flowers
As mentioned above, herbs work really well with vanilla.
Here lavender is used as foliage along with other unusual choices, such as a
pine cone. The season you're marrying in can be a great guide to quirkier
Mix And Match
As the layers come separately for you to assemble, you
could mix up the naked cake with a traditional iced layer to add variety to the
look. Gold leaf on a white cake adds a really striking flourish.
What do you think of the naked wedding cake trend? Let us
know in the comments!
And if you don't fancy decorating your own wedding cake,
then check out our cake suppliers and their stunning designs.