Brides everywhere—including Angelina Jolie!—are getting naked on their wedding day.
They're still walking down the aisle in white, but their cakes are going un-frosted for the fête. That's right: naked cakes are the coolest wedding cake trend happening right now.
When Jolie married longtime beau Brad Pitt last month, their son Pax, 10, baked and decorated the wedding cake. Made with love, it featured exposed layers with a minimal amount of frosting.
Other brides have garnished their naked cakes with mounds of juicy berries, drizzles of chocolate or salted caramel, and sugared fruits. Need proof? Just take a look through our roundup 10 of the prettiest frosting-less cakes from bakeries across North America. Go ahead: be bold—go naked on your wedding day!
1. Fresh Fruit
Who needs a cake topper when you have a gorgeous jumble of mixed berries? We love this pretty cake, with it's exposed golden layers and bright fresh fruit, from Cacao Sweets amp Treats in Grayslake, Illinois.
2. Shabby Chic
This wonder, from Skys the Limit! in North Carolina, is the definition of shabby chic beautiful with its barely-there icing and delicately placed buds.
3. Rustic Beautiful
Brooklyn based Alana Jones-Mann's trio of rustic, unfrosted cakes were topped with dark fruits and cut by candlelight at the bride and groom's outdoor reception.
4. A Sweet Sparkler
Want to toast with a slice of cake instead of a flute of bubbly? Cacao Sweets amp Treats in Grayslake, Illinois created this sparkling champagne cranberry cake.
5. Simple and Stunning
Pastry Chef Jennifer Hooper of Sweet Eats in Chattanooga, Tennessee topped her naked confection with sliced figs, a romantic symbol of peace and bounty in many cultures.
6. Winter Wedding Perfection
Swedish baker and photographer Linda Lomelino created this beautiful unfrosted cake, topped with evergreen branches and sugared cranberries—perfect for a small winter wedding.
7. Summertime Sweet
Topped with summer roses and thick strawberries, it doesn't get much sweeter than this naked cake from Top of the Hill Bakery in Ontario, Canada.
9. Salted Caramel Goodness
Unadorned by flowers and berries, this naked cake from Cacao Sweets & Treats in Grayslake, Illinois is both simple and lux at the same time thanks to a generous helping of melted salted caramel.
10. The Original Trendsetter
Often credited as the original naked cake trendsetters, Momofuku Milk Bar offers wedding cakes in 13 decadent flavors including dulce de leche, salted pretzel, and mint cookies n' cream.