are naked cakes cheaper than other wedding cakes?

Rosanna F

Question Asked: 8/08/2017

Wedding Date: 9/11/2019

Wedding Location: Werribee, 3030

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Bev's Catering

(13) · Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern Highlands and South Coast

Posted: 9/08/2017

Our naked cakes are cheaper as there is slightly less work - however if you choose to decorate the naked cake with something out of season or edible gold or something then this would increase the price. Naked cakes look beautiful with seasonal fruits on top or seasonal flowers so there is always a way to make your cake in your budget.

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Cakes By Rosa

(7) · Coldstream

Posted: 17/08/2017

Hi . Yes Naked and Seminaked always are cheaper 

Only time they become a little  expensive,

is if the the couples want to use lots of berries And they are out of season . 

A Taste Of Passion

(7) · Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges

Posted: 17/08/2017

Test they are as there isn't as much work and Ingredients in the cake. 


Summa Cakes

(24) · NSW South Coast

Posted: 15/08/2017

Yes they are cheaper as the time it takes to ice is less than using fondent but final price depends on decorations used to style the cake 

Peninsula Cake Art

(112) · Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula

Posted: 10/08/2017

Hi Rosanna, yes they tend to be a little cheaper, but there is still alot involved with a semi naked cake. I tend to steer away from totally 'Naked' cakes as they have no protection from the elements.

There is no where to hide with these cakes so they have to be absolutely perfect in both looks and structure.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if i can help further.


Priscilla's Cakes

(17) · Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Surroundings

Posted: 9/08/2017

Yes they are, mainly because they are rustic looking and therefore less time is needed perfecting the perfect fondant finish. Less ingredients used as well. Also, generally naked cakes are decorated using fresh flowers, again cheaper than hand made sugar flowers. 

The only thing to watch out for is choose your decorator wisely as this type of cake can dry out quickly and a good decorator will know how to avoid this. 

Aphrodite's Cupcake Creations

(3) · Brisbane & Surroundings

Posted: 9/08/2017

Yes, generally they are cheaper. Organise some fresh fruit or flowers to keep the price down,

Passion for Cakes

(74) · Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Surrounding Areas

Posted: 9/08/2017

Generally yes...but depends how you would like it decorated. If you have handmade sugar flowers/bride/groom etc it will start to bump the price up again.

To keep the price down organise fresh flowers from your florist.

A Little Bit Fancee

(11) · Melbourne & Surrounding Areas. Yarra Valley/Dandenongs & Mornington Peninsula

Posted: 9/08/2017

Hi Rosanna,

Generally speaking, yes they are less expensive than fondant covered cakes. Adding more details to them can increase the price and will also depend on the amount of serves required.

A fondant cake that serves 20 guests may be less expensive than a naked cake which serves 200.

If youd like to discuss further, please dont hesitate to contact A Little Bit Fancee.

On Trend Bride

(8) · Perth and surrounding areas

Posted: 9/08/2017

Hi Rosanna, 

Yes I can do them a little cheaper as you are not paying for the fondant traditionally used.  In place the naked cakes use a lot of cream therefore they must be kept in cool temperature in the hotter months.  Need to be careful when transporting them in the car as temperature is not ideal in summer.  Even when the wedding is outdoors need to be careful. 

So for cost purposes yes and I can decorate with fresh flowers they look fantastic.

Time wise there is no diffence to me. 

Hope this gives some food for thought.


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