Here’s a pretty in pink semi-naked cake we created for a rather stylish Hen Party (or Bachelorette Party if you’re reading this Stateside) recently! What’s not to love about it? It features all kinds of pink, is topped with Rose Gold macarons, AND it’s a fruity Raspberry Chambord flavour. We also added some of our bubblegum pink meringue kisses finished with a rose gold splatter.
Now let’s talk about the macarons. They’ve become SO popular in a past fews years that these days a semi-nakedcake feels unfinished without them! This pretty cake has a mix of blush Raspberry Chambord macarons and glistening Rose Gold Prosecco macarons. Filled with a fruity raspberry buttercream and a dollop of Chambord infused raspberry preserve our Raspberry Chambord macarons are always a favourite. We also add a little Chambord liqueur into the buttercream to add a hint of booziness. Our Rose Gold Prosecco macarons are painted with a shimmering rose gold before being filled with Bottega Gold Rose Gold Prosseco! Definitely a favourite!
We get a lot of people messaging and even calling asking where our tableware comes from so… The blush pink and gold teapot is by the fabulous Bombay Duck London. As for the pale pink cake stand (one of our favourites) you can bag yourself one here.
Pink semi-naked cake heaven!
Even more macarons and pink meringue kisses surround the cake. Sprinkled on the top are light pink sugar strands from the stylish Fancy Sprinkles along with blush sugar pearls!
The custom pick included on this pink semi-naked cake is actually gold. We shot this cake in natural light so a slight shadow created a darker look to it.
That Rose Gold Prosecco macaron is just irresistible. Rose Gold is still such a hugely popular colour this year. Teamed with blush, different shades of mid pinks and soft grey tones it’s such a luxurious metallic.
Isn’t this the perfect cake for a modern Hen Party or even Bridal Shower!
Lots of colour on a cake is always eye-catching, but we absolutely adore sleek white on white designs. This white semi-naked cake for a Christening is the perfect example of how white can make any design super dazzling! Smothered with whitened buttercream and edged with a white shimmer sequin drip this cake instantly says modern elegance.
The drip was created out of white chocolate which still has a yellow cream tone to it. Because of this we hand-painted it with a bright white lustre from Squires Kitchen. Usually our sequin drips come in a glistening gold, rose gold, copper or silver. It was refreshing to see a subtle glimmering white working its way down the side.
The pretty florals on this cake were from the lovely staff at The Orange Grove in Hessle who we visit on a regular basis for all our semi-naked designs. We used large bloom white roses paired with beautiful ombré peach roses with creamy yellow petals. To add a more rustic and quirky greenery we including sprigs of feathery rosemary along with a little thyme nestled into the cake.
White semi-naked cake!
Alongside the cake we also whipped up lots of peach tinted Strawberry Milkshake cupcakes for guests to enjoy! These cupcakes featured a pale peach coloured buttercream swirl, white Belgian chocolate drizzle and sugar pearls to match the cake.
We also adorned the top of this pretty little number with golden macarons filled with Strawberry Milkshake ganache. We then added a flurry of sugar pearls including larger blush pink sprinkles, tiny white pieces and extra small golden dragées by the fabulous Fancy Sprinkles (we LOVE their fun range!).
The gorgeous white on white palette for the cake itself really helps set off the lovely botanical-like colours from the florals, which we love. We’re definitely looking forward to lots more sleek white semi-naked cakes this year!
Naked cakes and semi-naked cakes are always exciting to create. We LOVE lots of elements in nature so it’s great for us to work with fresh florals, quirky herbs, and tempting fruits. This cake was definitely no exception! Who wouldn’t love an English countryside semi-naked wedding cake?
Our main requests for this cake from the couple involved lots of country garden florals and that it wasn’t too contemporary in look. We sketched out rough ideas of placement before we kept going back to one that featured flowers and berries loaded onto two alternate tiers. We thought the fullness would mimic country gardens closely filled with herb pots and rose bushes.
English countryside semi-naked wedding cake!
The more heavier floral arrangements were first planned or ‘mapped’ out on alternate tiers. We began with the very top tier so that the cake instantly had extra height. One trick is to position the rose slightly upwards so it shows off the rose at a really pretty angle. It also gives the illusion of the large bloom roses being a little taller too. Then any draping florals or foliage get added. In this case it was the white freesias that hang elegantly along the tiers. Finally, we filled it in with small flowers, herbs and some fruits.
The whole point of a naked or semi-naked cake is rustic wilderness. With that in mind we still like to have a little ‘form’ to our designs. Even more laid-back or random versions take a fair bit of planning. We’re often walking back and forth asking each other if a cluster of fruit makes it look off balance or if a rose perched on top looks odd. Taking snaps on our iPads helps too. If you’re not sure taking a picture distances yourself from it a little.