When Sparks and I first started planning our wedding, cake was one of the things I didn’t care about at all. I’m serious. Did. Not. Care. I figured we would get a nice looking little cake to cut, and serve sheet cake to the rest of our guests. I didn’t see the point in spending a ton of money on something I could whip up in my kitchen at home (you know, because I could totally make a wedding cake for 250 people in my tiny kitchen).
I still don’t care too much about the cake, but I have been feeling a bit more inspired. Mostly, I’ve become enamored with cakes that are”¦ weird. Weird shapes, weird flavors, really anything out of the ordinary seems to catch my eye. While I reasoned early on that a weird flavor would probably not please the crowds (What’s that? You DON’T LIKE my cotton candy, pineapple flavored cake with lavender infused frosting???), I think that a unique shape or design might satisfy my desire for some weirdness/uniqueness.
OK, not THAT unique (image via weddingsculptures.com)
I really started to feel a twinge of cake love about a month ago. I was randomly browsing through wedding cake images (that’s normal, right?) when something nearly jumped off the screen and smacked me in the face. I hadn’t seen a wedding cake like it before. It was awesome, it was”¦
Image via Event Lucky
Different, right? I think it looks absolutely, dive-right-in, delicious. So I took that idea and went on a mad internet search for more “naked” cakes (FYI: Do NOT search for “naked cakes.” You won’t find what you’re looking for, trust me).
A simplified version from Country Living
You’ve seen this one before, from Martha Stewart
So what do you guys think about this “naked cake” idea? Would you gasp in horror if you saw it at a wedding?
- Wedding Date:
- September 2011
- Chicago Illuminating Company