This Semi-Naked beauty was created as a surprise cake for my husband’s birthday. I wanted something trendy and these naked beauties are especially gorgeous adorned with natural elements such as berries, flowers, greens, and figs.
The Semi-Naked is so popular—it is taking over the buttercream world. But for guys? It was only a matter of time before these cakes crossed into the men’s section. This design was perfect because it’s organic and rustic–not girly. I just needed some figs. And with the birthday boy in tow, I set off on a quick fig run.
With a vacant fig display starring me in the face, I wanted to call Mr. Wegman and discuss this inventory situation. Without saying a word, I calmly used my telepathic abilities, or maybe it was peacefully written across my face, or, maybe yet, I actually had a slight meltdown and said: “I NEED THOSE FIGS! THERE’S GOTTA BE A FIG SOMEWHERE IN THIS STORE!”
Fearlessly, the man of my dreams embarked on a mission to track down the last box of figs in the store. Ten minutes and two manager conversations later, I saw a hand rise above the heads in the produce aisle. Perched atop that hand was a gloriously ripe box of figs. They (the figs and the hand) were a beautiful thing to behold! It is seriously a dream 60th celebration to dodge and weave the Saturday Wegmans’ crowd to ascertain the last container of ripe fruit.
This superhero of men was unknowingly shopping for his own cake on his actual birthday. He was also unknowingly soon to be the first guy to go semi-naked with the help of a Novel Baker Cake. Every day is a celebration with you: naked, semi-naked, or fully dressed in buttercream!