Easy Naked Cake With Fruit And Flowers
I started seeing naked cakes a few years ago and love the look of them. A naked cake is an exposed layer cake with minimal frosting. They’re decorated with whatever is seasonal–flowers, fruit, or even evergreen boughs. In particular, naked cakes are very popular for weddings and special occasions. This easy naked cake with fruit and flowers is perfect for your Easter dinner and even prettier as a centerpiece.
There are some pretty fancy and complicated naked cake recipes out there. For this particular occasion, I wanted to make something simple and easy for my Easter table. There’s a really easy recipe here that you can use to make a naked vanilla layer cake with buttercream icing. I debated between making a vanilla or a chocolate cake. Chocolate is my preference, but I figured the vanilla would work better for Easter. After you follow the directions for making the cake and frosting it, decorating it is the fun part!
Next, if you want to decorate your cake with flowers, just use edible ones. Some edible flowers include pansies, daisies, dandelions, and lilacs. No matter which edible flowers you choose, make sure they’re pesticide free. For example, flowers straight out of a garden are a good choice because you know they won’t be sprayed with pesticides. Farmer’s markets are also a great place to buy edible flowers. If you’re buying them from the store, sometimes edible flowers are stocked in the produce section. Above all if you’re still unsure, carefully wash your flowers in cold water and allow them to dry on a paper towel. Ideally, flowers can last up to a week if they’re refrigerated in an airtight container.
Finally, if you want to use fruit in addition to the edible flowers, berries make a great choice. They’re bright, colorful, and the perfect size to accompany flowers. I like to use strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries on my naked cake, but any berries will work. Specifically, think about your color palette as you’re making your selection of fruit and flowers.
Voila! Now you have a beautiful colorful naked cake perfect for Easter dinner or any other special occasion.
Have you ever made a naked cake before? I’d love to know what you think!
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