Semi naked cakes in vintage style are beautiful as wedding cakes, as they have this rustic wedding cake look, where you can see through the cake batters. It is only covered with frosting and decorated with either fruits, flowers, powdered sugar or chocolate drip, all of this together makes it a truly vintage wedding cake. This 3 tier wedding cake has one chocolate tier and the others exist of vanilla sponge cakes and other fillings, this simple wedding cake has one very unusual tier, which is not sweet but really savory. It is inspired by the traditional German ‘Mettwurst’. Read on to find out what it is and for more wedding cake inspiration, check out also these:
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How to make a Wedding Cake with Flowers
It is a simple rustic wedding cake recipe with amazing and unusual flavors. I will take you along here on how to make a wedding cake and explain all the different stages step by step. Let’s start with the unique wedding cake flavors:
- Bread with savory meat (German = ‘Mettwurst’): it is white fluffy bread filled with raw minced meat, onions, parsley and seasoned with salt and pepper
- Peanut Butter Chocolate: chocolate sponge cakes with a delicious chocolate ganache and slightly sweetened peanutbutter frosting
- Raffaello Strawberry: vanilla sponge cakes filled with a cream cheese frosting with raffaellos and coconut and fresh strawberries in between
I definitely have to explain the flavor of the first tier. The bride asked me if I can make one tier not sweet but savory, as her husband does not really like sweet cakes. After a couple of minutes we came up with this typical German sandwich, which is called ‘Mettwurst’. The longer I thought about the idea, the more convinced I was to make it happen. I absolutely love to be creative, also in this regard, to go beyond the ordinary and create something delicious, beautiful, tailor-made and extraordinary.
For this simple rustic wedding cake recipe, I have a lot of fillings and frosting and less cakes, as I am personally convinced that the icings and fillings contain so much more flavor than the cakes. When baking this rustic style wedding cake it is important to ensure that all fillings have a firm consistency once they are spread on the sponge cakes. For the naked rustic cake it is also of essence to not spread the fillings until the edges of the cake layers, but leave some space to place the cover frosting there.
Semi Naked Wedding Cake Vintage Style
There are so many wedding cake ideas out there on how to design and decorate it. The couple asked for a rustic wedding cake design with flowers, fresh berries, powdered sugar and a wedding cake topper. When baking a wedding cake vintage style, it is important to keep in mind that the fillings should not be seen outside, thus the frostings and fillings of each tier should be closed and covered by the frosting which covers the entire cake.
Here I used a cream cheese frosting for the first and third tier, which I filled in between each cake layer, to cover all the fillings and for the chocolate rustic wedding recipe I used a delicious chocolate frosting.
3 Tier Rustic Wedding Cake Ideas
Once the cake is staked, the wedding cake decorating part can begin. This one was super simple, but gives the perfect vintage look, by simply putting flowers and fresh berries on each layer. I used some flower decoration from the wedding itself, I ask beforehand to put a bundle of flower decorations aside. This rustic wedding cake with flowers and berries is so beautiful and I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries for this one, to have a mix in colors consisting of red and dark.
All of this is covered with a bit of powdered sugar. Last, but not least, the beautiful rustic wedding cake topper, which is a DIY topper, made out of wooden sticks, a cord, and paper pieces, which I glued together.