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!
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