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1. I love frosting, so I am biased in that regard, admittedly. 2. While I know it's the "it" thing right now (I think it was Momofuku Milk Bar starting the trend most recently and know that basically everything David Chang is part of right now is the hot thing in basically all things culinary), and I could never, ever hate cake (I so love cake), I honestly think this particular trend already looks dated and a few years from now will look even more dated. And by dated, I mean wood paneling and shag carpeting dated. Also, in a lot of cases, I think comes off looking more messy than anything else.Now it's not like you're actually going to be hanging pictures of your cake on your wall and pulling out the photo album every night to look at it, so ultimately, it is just really important it be freakin' delicious. But also, unless you're ordering from Momofuku, I present to you...http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/6/21/the-emperors-new-cakes.html (and yes, I know there are plenty of ways to wreck buttercream or fondant, too).
Oh those poor cakes... now I know to never try to make one. Oh, wait - I am a frosting freak so there is no way I could go through with it.
OP - I always wonder how you could keep them from drying out since they will be sitting out for hours. And while I would never utter a word til I was in the car, I would silently lament the lack of frosting on my beloved piece of wedding cake. It is my favorite part of the wedding food.
We did a naked cake for our wedding. Ours stayed moist the whole time and our guests loved it, but it was also baked the morning of! I baked the cake, then decorated it with the help of a friend. We had so many compliments on it, even though it was so simple.
Your cake looks really great!
But I think the tiered cakes that are more traditional wedding cakes look sort of "undone" naked. I have seen some where some icing was sort of smeared on the sides and they didn't look naked OR frosted.
I also wonder about the cake drying out and maybe it would be more of an issue for a larger cake that presumably would have to be made at least the day before.
Unfrosted wedding cakes - it sounds silly but FI & I think they're kind of cool. Of course, there are a ton of frosted cake options that I think are awesome as well. Just wondering what everyone else thinks about this. What's your opinion?