Naked and Barely Iced Cakes

Connor Erickson
Duration:   12:17   mins

Rustic buttercream cake designs are a popular choice among couples saying, “I do.” These cakes have been gaining more and more popularity as many couples opt for outdoor weddings. Head into the kitchen with cake designer Rachael Teufel to explore two popular styles of rustic cakes.

Naked and barely iced cakes are a simple cake design that even beginning cake decorators can master in no time! Follow along as Rachel creates a naked cake and shares her methods for hiding the base board, proper dam placement, and achieving a clean icing on top without it spilling over the sides of the cake. Included is also a demonstration on a barely iced cake with tips and tricks on properly sealing the cake while leaving the layers exposed. These two rustic designs can be elevated with fresh flowers, fruit, sprinkles, or a colorful drip. For more details on designing, check out Rachael’s video on Cutting and Glazing Fresh Fruit and Drip Décor.