Succulent Naked Cake
Succulent Naked Cake: made from cake mixes, and faux succulents this cake is easy, delicious, and sure to impress. Perfect for any special occasion.
I’ve loved the look of succulents and naked cakes for a long time. Today I’m combining them for the most beautiful naked cake with succulents. This would be perfect for any special celebration.
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!
I used the faux succulents to decorate a naked layer cake for my project this month.
- two 9 inch white cakes
- two 8 inch white cakes
- vanilla icing
- faux succulent flowers
- wire cutters
- wood dowel
How To Make A Naked Cake With Succulents
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).
Once the cakes are completely cooled it’s time to stack them and 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 or store bought frosting for the icing. If you’re worried about the cake being stable, push two wooden dowels down through all the layers, and trim the tops so that they don’t show.
To add the succulents to the cake, I trimmed the ends with some wire cutters and pushed them into the cake. Easy peasy.
I also added another little faux succulent to a pretty vintage teacup.
These would be perfect for a birthday, shower, or any special occasion.
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.
I love how this little project turned out, and it was delicious too. 😉
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!
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
You might also enjoy our most on How To Make Your Succulents Look Real here.
Also check out our Macrame and Succulent Wreath here.
Also check out our DIY Ribbon Wall Hanging.
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!
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.
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 🙂
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!
Next time you’re in TO, cake. 😉
Sonja, wish you were here for cake too! It was great meeting Jane, but we missed you at our dinner. Next time I hope.
Thanks so much Heather, and more succulent projects to come, haha. 😉
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
Laurie you’re so sweet, and thanks for the gushing!
I have always wanted to make a naked cake but haven’t worked up the courage yet, lol. Great job! Love your topper!
I was so nervous about making it too, but it worked out. You should try it Lindi.
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.
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!