5 fun naked cake ideas every baker should try

Cakes are getting a major make-under with the new naked cake trend and we love it. It’s about bending the traditional rules and looking out for the bare necessities, as the chipper Baloo likes to remind us. With a super laid-back, no-frills feel, naked cakes let the layers shine. Here’s the skinny on five of our favourite naked cake… Continue Reading »

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