Naked celebration cake

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baking, cake

I have been pinning these fashionable cakes for a little while now, and a friend's birthday this week gave me the opportunity to give one a try.

There seem to be huge variations on what can be classed as 'naked'- some are distinctinctly rustic while others are are smoothly finished. The essence is that they are free from smooth covering icing (fondant, royal, buttercream) and marzipan.

As I write this I wonder whether 'naked' will get through WordPress – #naked does not have an IG # – hahaha!

You customise this cake to your taste, if you want to do different layers (as I did) that's great, but if you want a more uniform taste and look, that's OK. Make all your layers the same size, or vary the sizes (as I did.) just remember you will need plastic cake dowels between each cake (not each individual layer)

I filled with Swiss meringue buttercream ( I prefer it because it is more stable) I have said it before but don't be put off by the process- it is EASY! I split my quanitity and added grated zest of orange to half, and white chocolate mocha to the other half.


My cakes were

  • 25cm/10″ carrot cake
  • 20cm/9″ Orange vanilla cake
  • 15cm/6″ chocolate cake

Camera shy me caught in this shot- there is a caption here, methinks!

Have a good one!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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