Naked Wedding Cake

by Gale Smith
(Glenville, Pa USA)


Baking for me has always been a joy. From my childhood days of making mud pies with flowers on the top to baking the real thing. Just one smile or “hmmm that’s so good” is worth all the time it takes to prepare the sweet goodness.

The Joys Of Baking


While I am baking I am a world away from all my problems and worries. It frees my mind of the bad and fills it with good. Even when things don’t always go as planned when baking, it’s a million times better than the burdens I carry through life.

Just knowing I can make something that makes people happy is worth so much to me. Baking has helped me come out of my shell and gives me the confidence to continue to do what I love to do.

Cake Decorating Business?


I am just getting started in sharing my creations with others and hope to eventually have my own small business. I have found that word of mouth has been my greatest help. Others promoting my cakes and praising the taste as well as appearance has helped tremendously.

I have more requests lined up for cakes from weddings to baby shower cakes. I never would have thought this could happen to me, that someone would actually want to buy my cakes. But dreams do come true and I encourage everyone to follow their passion.

I have a long way to go, but I feel I am heading in the right direction. I read all I can and print out pictorials as guidelines to help me perfect my skill. I am never afraid to try what is requested of me or what I see online. Practice makes perfect and my husband has no problem eating what doesn’t make my “A” list.

Thanks to this web site I can enjoy all that people share and learn from the best. Thanks Lorelie for providing such a great website for us to learn and share.

The Naked Wedding Cake


The cake in the photo was for a friend of mine who asked me to make her wedding cake. She wanted a unique but simple yet flavorful confection. We decided on a Naked Lemon-Berry Mascarpone. Raspberries and blueberries were baked right into in the batter with lemon zest.

The Simple Filling


The filling was a sweet mix of Mascarpone cheese sweetened with powdered sugar. The outside was a coating with powdered sugar which was then trimmed with fresh raspberries and handmade fondant pearls.

This was my first attempt at this type of cake on a large scale. I received great reviews and was proud it turned out so well.

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Nov 14, 2012
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Naked Wedding Cake
by: Lisa Rue

I have had several of Gale's creations she did the cake for my parents 70th anniversary it was awesome. She has wonderfule skill and baking technique.

Nov 14, 2012
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Tastes as good as it looks!
by: Melanie Smith

I have had this cake before and served to guests and the comments are always the same.....absolutely delicious!

Nov 14, 2012
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Gale's awsome gift
by: Sarah Cain

All I can say is Yummmm Yummmmer Yummmmest!!! I work with Gale and of course she always brings in Birthday Cakes. I can't wait for the next one. Each and every one is delicious and very attractive and has the love & passion she puts into it.

Nov 14, 2012
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Beautiful cupcake arrangement
by: Janet Gallagher

Gale always makes delicious cakes for our office parties but last week she made a cupcake arrangement for a shower and it was awesome!!
It looked like a rose bush with the cupcakes decorated like roses. The icing was exactly like rose petals with the colors highlighted on the edges.

Nov 14, 2012
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Create a Memory
by: Jes Siske

This cake is beautiful. I have yet to see one creation from Gale Smith that is not to this caliber. Gale puts her heart into her creations. She takes the time to match her cakes to the personality or likes of her customer. She made the cake for my baby shower. It was as beautiful as it was delicious. My theme was butterflies. My cake was covered in bright beautiful flowers (real) and complemented with these delicate and edible butterflies. This cake is a part of a beautiful memory for me. My expectations were exceeded. She backs up each delicious perfection with charming southern personality. I am very happy to support and share my experience for a talented up and coming baker. Gale's cakes will please you from first sight to the last bite! I encourage everyone to try one of Gale's creations.

Nov 14, 2012
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Mary Winter
by: Anonymous

Gale makes the cakes for our office parties and they are to die for. She really puts thought into want to make. Everything is delicious. I cannont wait to taste her pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

Nov 14, 2012
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Mary Winter
by: Mary Winter

Gale makes the most delicouis treats. She always puts thought into each cake she makes for someone.
I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

Nov 14, 2012
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Naked Wedding Cake
by: Linda Abernathy

I AM SO PROUD OF GALE AND SO IMPRESSED BY HER LOVELY CAKES AND ALL TYPE OF DESSERTS. SHE MAKES A KILLER PUMPKIN ROLL THAT WE LITERALLY CANT WAIT TO
SLICE AND DEVOUR. KEEP UP THE LOVELY AND DELICIOUS DESSERTS.

Nov 16, 2012
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Wedding Cake
by: JoAnne

Gale
Beautiful mouth watering cake.

Unique and Talented Lady who has found her niche.

JoAnne

Nov 18, 2012
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Wow!
by: Lorelie

Gale your cake is beautiful and it looks like you are making a lot of folks very happy with your creations. Thanks for entering and writing a great story about your love for baking and decorating. keep up the good work.

May 19, 2013
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BEST CAKE EVER !!!!!!!!!
by: Jennifer Richardson

I am the bride for which this beautiful creation was made. I trusted Gale whole heartedly.....she was much more nervous then I was regarding the cake. I told her I wanted something unique and delicious, didn't really care what it looked like, who cares what the icing pattern is, if the cake doesn't taste good? Well this cake was striking and DELICIOUS !!! And I cannot tell you how many people remarked about our cake, most people honestly said it was the best tasting cake they had ever tasted. And it's simple elegance, standing there as the focal point into our rustic but elegant barn reception was stunning. Dusted in softly shimmering powdered sugar, with its beautiful layers showing and beautiful berries, it was more than I could have ever asked for. Not to take away from the other cakes, but this is the wave of the future, brides want unique and something not seen at all other wedding, a pretty heavily frosted dry plain yellow cake. Mine was far from that, thanks to Gale. So proud of you and my eternal thanks for adding to my special day, GO NAKED CAKE !!!!!!!!

May 19, 2013
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Delicious!!!
by: Loriann Gatsoulas

I attended the wedding that this was for and was so surprised at how delicious it was as well as different than anything I had ever tried. It was so good I took a piece home to my Mom also. It was very unique and definitely one of a kind.

May 20, 2013
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DELISH!
by: H. Weinin

I was a guest at this wedding and have to say this cake was delightfully delicious! What a great way to end the evening's meal...flavorful and rich. Truly a decadent dessert!

May 23, 2013
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Best wedding cake ever
by: Karen Richardson

I am the groom's mom. This cake looked very elegant and simple, but when your saw the cake it was full of fruit and soooo moist, it was incredible! The raspberries on the outside sparkled as well as the cake itself. A plain, dry, yellow cake will never hold a candle to this cake no matter how it is decorated.

May 24, 2013
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The BEST Cake Ever!!!!
by: Carolyn Preston

The Naked Cake is by far the BEST (wedding or any other cake) I've ever had the pleasure to indulge in!

It is a moist, sweet, with a taste that your mouth to continue to enjoy forever; however, it fills up your tummy way too soon!

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