In Praise Of Rustic Looking Cakes

It's summer and we have better things to do than slave over decorating a cake for your next weekend get together or outdoor party. It's often easier to think about doing desserts that don't require quite the same fuss, but in all honesty, cake is cake, it doesn't have to look perfect or prim and proper. That's why we're big fans of slapping on the frosting, swirling it around and heading to the table...

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It's easy to get caught up in the logistics of cake decorating. There's books upon books of ideas on how to make your,cake look like a smooth, perfectly constructed work of art.

But that's just not our style. We like things that look like they came from our kitchen. We like things that taste of quality ingredients and look amazing, even if they aren't smoothed out and slaved over for hours. Most of all, we like spending time with our guests, or relaxing before they arrive instead of crumb coating, chilling and frosting.

That's why we like the slap, slathered and smooshed look when it comes to our icing. It takes the stigma out of baking a cake and allows it to be a quick and easy dessert, once again, without all the fuss and muss!

Are you a fan of rustic looking cakes? Let us know in the comments below!

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(Images: Sarah Rae Trover)