Succulent Naked Cake

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

This month for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge we’re working with faux florals.  Our faux florals were generously supplied by Afloral, and they’re so realistic looking!

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

I used faux succulents to decorate a naked layer cake for my project this month.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

I made the cake from two white cake mixes. I divided the mixes between two nine inch spring form pans for the bottoms layers and two 8 inch round cake pans for the top layers.  Try to make them all the same depth when you add the batter, so that your layers are as even as possible (I made one mix at a time and baked one large and one small each time so it would be divided as evenly as possible).

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.]

Once the cakes are completely cooled it’s time to ice them.  Naked cakes just have icing between the layers and on the top, sort of like a crumb coat.  Use your favourite icing recipe for the icing.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

To add the succulents to the cake, I trimmed the ends with some wire cutters and pushed them into the cake.  Easy peasy.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

I also added another little faux succulent to a pretty vintage teacup.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

These would be perfect for a birthday, shower, or any special occasion.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

I love the idea too that after the special occasion you could keep the succulents and use them somewhere else, like perhaps a terrarium -and remember the special day every time you saw them.

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

I love how this little project turned out, and it was delicious too. 😉

Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents; easy and sure to impress.

With a Succulent Naked Cake, life really is a party!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY faux floral project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!

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From the top left, they are:

Succulent Naked Cake from Life Is A Party

DIY Fall Floral Log Centerpiece With Tea Light Candles from Woman In Real Life

Daisy Frame Art With Free Printables from Lifeovereasy

Faux Floral Fall Decor from Brooklyn Berry Designs

A Fall Copper Centrepiece from Love Create Celebrate

DIY Vintage Succulent Centerpiece from Vin’yet Etc.

Silk Flower Lighted Branches Floral Arrangement Tutorial from Time With Thea

DIY Faux Floral Art from Heather in Heels

DIY Fall Floral Centrepiece from PMQ for Two

Easy DIY Burlap and Floral Fall Wreath from Sustain My Craft Habit

Faux Floral and Leaf Garland for a Fall Tablescape from The DIY Mommy

Plants for a Windowless Room from Fresh Crush

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Comments

  1. This is officially the prettiest cake I have ever seen. Simple perfection! And what a great idea to use faux succulents – easy to clean off and use again for more projects, decor, and of course – CAKE!

  2. I can’t get over how fresh and “juicy” those succulents look! And I’m seriously wishing I could have been there to enjoy a piece of naked cake with a cup of tea in that sun-filled garden.

  3. YES to this succulent cake! Where is my piece of cake?! I can’t wait to see how you use these as the seasons change 🙂

  4. This looks so beautiful! I love the whole idea of the naked cake and the faux succulents together. Easy enough to do, but such a great result!

  5. Thanks Joann

  6. Thanks Ariel,
    Next time you’re in TO, cake. 😉
    Dannyelle

  7. Sonja, wish you were here for cake too! It was great meeting Jane, but we missed you at our dinner. Next time I hope.
    Dannyelle

  8. Thanks so much Heather, and more succulent projects to come, haha. 😉
    Dannyelle

  9. This just makes me completely happy! I can’t stop gushing over it, but I am being 100% honest when I tell you this is beyond gorgeous! LOVE

  10. Laurie you’re so sweet, and thanks for the gushing!
    Dannyelle

  11. I have always wanted to make a naked cake but haven’t worked up the courage yet, lol. Great job! Love your topper!

  12. I was so nervous about making it too, but it worked out. You should try it Lindi.
    Dannyelle

  13. I love this! The succulents look real and I love the variety of colors you chose. Its funny, I looked at some succulents as well and I never thought to put them on a cake. This is so beautiful.

  14. So so sweet! I love the look of the naked cake. I’m always big on frosting, but I think it’s time to go for this simpler look. And the succulents look amazing!

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