It's all in the wording, of course. I didn't bake anything. However, I had a ball making a four layer naked cake, and it took five minutes.
How to Make a Naked Cake the Easy Way
2 frozen iced layer cakes, the cheaper and plainer the better
Rubber spatula or dinner knife (but don't use the serrated edge)
bowl of water
Dish, plate, or cake stand
Buy two frozen cakes (see above). I bought two small cakes.
Before cakes thaw, remove from package, including the cardboard base. Assemble cakes.
Let them defrost just enough to remove the icing. If you wait too long, you could lop off bits of cake.
Gently but smoothly scrape the icing. Move in one direction. Discard icing on the paper towel (it's okay to eat it, too). It helps to dip the spatula or knife in the water (shake off the moisture) if you'd like a smoother texture.
Garnish with fruit, edible herbs or flowers.
Would would guess that removing icing from a store-bought cake would create a chic dessert?