Naked cakes are just about my favorite sugary treat right now. I’m just drawn to it’s simplicity and rustic feel. The idea of decorating with fresh florals and greenery is total my thing to (I’m an earth sign so this is a no brainer)
Cakes can get real expensive, real quick and I didn’t have the energy to bake my own from scratch. I needed something fast, pretty and affordable. Well shoutout to Vons bakery because this cake was only $45! A simple trip to Trader Joe’s for some fresh floral and I was set.
So onto the flowers. There was a mixture of affordable blooms and greenery (Trader Joe’s is the best spot to purchase from hands down). I started layering the eucalyptus and mixing in stems from the wild bunches first. I used regular kitchen scissors to cut pieces from the stems to fit where they were being placed. I cut the stems of the spray roses and was adding them in between the greenery, just eyeballing the design and working with it in the moment. There really is no right or wrong way to doing this, you build as you go. My most important tip during the process is to focus on adding the floral to the bottom of the cake and add a few touches to the top. You should probably skip the between layer so it’s not overly done but it really just depends on the sizing of your cake.
Will you be trying this DIY?