Temperatures have started to drop here in north Texas (finally!), and that means fall wedding season is here. Fall is a great time to get married, and vibrant colors, delicious flavors, and cozy vibes can all be part of your wedding cake too. Here are some of my favorite cakes for the season.
Fall flowers and leaves
Why not bring some of the beautiful colors of the season onto the cake with rich burgundy, orange, and gold flowers and leaves? These deep, warm tones are perfect for the season and look great on a white or ivory cake or even a naked cake such as the one we have displayed here.
Fall means it's sweater weather! I love a cozy cable knit, but let's move past fashion and add some of that texture to the cake! Whether piped rosettes or classic horizontal lines, texture brings visual interest to a wedding cake. We can even go beyond the buttercream and add texture to fondant so that it looks like burlap like in the cake above. While a common element in home and wedding décor this time of year, I do not recommend placing the real thing on a cake as it sheds terribly. Instead, I prefer keep all of the elements on your cake edible and still achieve the look of the popular textured ribbon.
Bold colors or metallic elements
Instead of a few pops of color in the flowers, you could create a more dramatic look with bold colored icing. Alternately, you could add hints of gold or copper to the cake. Both of these options can help bring a warm seasonal vibe to your cake, and they can help add a little of your personality to your dessert too.
Semi naked cakes
Whether all the layers are exposed or you just get a hint of the cake underneath, naked or semi iced cakes are a great choice for a fall wedding. This design is popular with many wedding styles, from rustic to boho to elegant. Naked cakes are a versatile option and look good in a variety of wedding venues.
Cooler weather also brings hunting season, football, and Octoberfest. You could showcase one of the groom's fall hobbies or interests which not only allows the season to shine but also his personality - I love when a couple shares some of their story with their guests!
I love using seasonal flavors in a wedding cake. The cinnamon in Snickerdoodle, toasted pecans and coconut in Italian Cream, and all things caramel are great choices for a fall wedding. Dessert tables are also a popular choice for fall, I think in part because they remind us of homey memories of mom or grandma in the kitchen leading up to the holidays.
What is your favorite fall design? Let us know in the comments!
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