To Frost Or Not To Frost…?

I am up to my elbows in Wedding Cakes, which is less fun when you can’t eat them – all – twice!


Himself and I are in the midst of searching for our wedding cake. We’ve been to a good few weddings and I can honestly say I have never eaten the cake – honestly – by the time that part of the wedding rolls around (especially Irish weddings which are twice as long as British and US weddings) I’m stuffed and shaking a tail feather like my life depended on it on the dance floor thank you much! Also, if I’ve made it that far into the night without spilling anything on my outfit, returning to the table to chow down on cake sounds too much like tempting fate!


As for Himself, he has indeed tried the cakes, however he will meticulously pull off the royal icing (fondant) beforehand because apart from making the cake look well – he says it’s not particularly tasty and I’d have to agree with him there.


Also, I’ll tell you this right now – we have absolutely no problems with there being fake layers either (those of you who gasped or guffawed at the absurdity may now fix your wigs and monocles and head on back to the 18th century – cakes are a pricey business and I will not have wasted cake!) But of course if we went for a “naked cake” that wouldn’t be a possibility.


Most cake making people these days say “just find a picture of what you want and we’ll make it happen!” can’t argue with that now can you?! So it’s just a matter of finding something we’re happy with and recreating the look – with some additions/subtractions depending on what we fancy


So, I say again – to frost or not to frost?…that is the question!




{All pictures were found here}


  1. WestFourteen
    March 19, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Loved this post, beautiful photots!

  2. Kate
    March 19, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Unfrosted cakes are actually really original–I haven’t seen many of them in weddings before. Plus, sometimes there is waaay too much frosting on a cake so…I guess my answer is unfrosted for you guys! It’s completely up to you, bien sûr. <3


  3. March 19, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Decisions decisions! All of those you’ve included in the post look stunning. I like the cupcake towers too, and my sister had a croquembouche at hers which looked great!
    At our wedding, both hubby and I only like sponge cake but we’d compromised and added a fruit cake layer at the bottom for the guests. When the cake was cut, someone forgot to save us a piece and of course we were too busy to notice, so we never did end up getting to taste our own cake… I hear it was delicious!! xx

    • March 20, 2015 / 9:51 am

      I have been told so many stories like that Laura – I think my sister will have to be on “you need to eat” duty during the day to make sure we don’t miss out on any of the good stuff!! A coquembouche would be SO awesome!! I love seeing them being made on Masterchef, what a challenge! Such a shame you guys never got to partake in the wedding cake – I hope you have sponge cake every year on your anniversary to make up for it!! ;-)


  4. Chic And Alluring Blog
    April 1, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Oh, my goodness, they are so beautiful!
    I love the elegance of a frosted cake, but the rustic charm of an unfrosted one.

  5. June 3, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I’m obsessed with naked cakes at the moment but my mum hates them! So we’re having a bit of a debate over whether to have one or not. Like you, I don’t like the icing on cakes, and I can’t recall ever eating the cake at a wedding. We’re now thinking of doing a Macaron tower instead :D But maybe with a little portion of cake at the top or bottom for the traditional cutting the cake bit :) I saw that you like Macarons from your hen party post ;)

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