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

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!

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

I used the 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.

Materials:

  • 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).

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 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.

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!

More Inspiration:

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

You might also enjoy our most on How To Make Your Succulents Look Real here.

Also check out our Macrame and Succulent Wreath here.

DIY Macrame and Felt Succulent Wreath: Easy Boho Wreath with Felt Succulents made with a Cricut, and simple Macrame hanger.

Also check out our DIY Ribbon Wall Hanging.

14 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. 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

  3. 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.

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