I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of "naked" cakes - ie, the ones with no frosting on the outside.
I mean, first, NO FROSTING, and second, this is literally the best they can possibly look:
Which on the one hand is fine, but on the other, looks like the baker ran out of time, panicked, then pulled an Emperor With No Clothes. "No really, this is the hot new icing trend in wedding cakes! Can't you see it?"
So if that's the best possible outcome, imagine what chance Stephanie had when she ordered one for her wedding cake.
Or better yet, don't imagine.
LET ME SHOW YOU:
Next we have this sparkly purple number Alicia ordered for her wedding:
Bakers, here's a tip: Swarovski crystals are not - I repeat, NOT - interchangeable with those molar-cracking BBs people keep insisting are edible:
Also this looks terrible.
And finally, let's take a look at Roberta's wedding wreck, which was supposed to be this pretty tree bark design:
...but instead, just barked.
Thanks to brides Stephanie D., Alicia J., & Roberta H. for branching out today.