Go Naked with Unfrosted Wedding Cakes

Two renowned Lone Star bakers share their versions.

Cake-1

Bakery

Mod Bakehouse, modbakehouse.com

Venue

Barr Mansion Austin, barrmansion.com

Kumquats, star fruit, blackberries, and other local fruit coated with crystallized sugar add vibrant color to this dark chocolate yogurt cake filled with raspberry jam and Italian buttercream, and drizzled with dark chocolate ganache. A sweet showstopper, it comes from Fort Worth’s acclaimed Mod Bakehouse, which is owned and run by Lina Biancamano and her partner in life,
Carla Thurston.

Cake-2

Bakery

2tarts bakery, 2tarts.com

Venue

Barr Mansion Austin, barrmansion.com

“I get a naked-cake request every week—it’s all the rage,” says April Weilbacher, co-owner (with her sister, Ashley Landerman) of 2Tarts Bakery, in the historic Hill Country town of New Braunfels. For this rustic-inspired vanilla cake with almond buttercream, edible 24-karat gold leaf, and sugared cranberries, grapes, and pears, Weilbacher slightly offset the three tiers to create a more architectural look. “We also made the tiers a little larger than usual to add some drama.”