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12 Jan 2018

Marks And Spencer Have Launched The Perfect Affordable Naked Wedding Cake

by helen@hitched

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 our dreams.

M&S has just announced a gorgeous new naked vanilla wedding cake, featuring three tiers of buttery sponge sandwiched with smooth vanilla buttercream.

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READ MORE: The Prettiest Buttercream Wedding Cakes

And at £125 for a cake that serves 42, it’s brilliant value too!

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Add Texture

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Don't be afraid to build up shape around the basic cake structure. This could be with macarons, foliage or large vibrant roses like this cake.

Match The Flavours

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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

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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 decorations.

Mix And Match

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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.

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Published 12 Jan 2018 10:39 by helen@hitched