It’s not a birthday cake—it’s a birthday suit, of sorts. The “naked cake” trend for weddings keeps going strong. From elegant to rustic, these stylish after-dinner delights can be completely nude, with no icing at all, or “half-dressed,” with just a smattering of frosting or a coating of crumbs. Florals, greenery, sugared fruit, a classic cake topper or even macarons provide the accessories for these simply exquisite and scantily clad confections. Here’s a look at some of the most attractive stripped-down sweets from local bakeries.


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Cakes by Charlie, Williamsburg

Photo by Kelly Mihalcoe

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Cakes to Remember, Gloucester

Photo by Erica Westmoreland

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Carolina Cupcakery, Chesapeake and Norfolk

Photo by Fowler Studios

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