Here in Michigan the leaves on the trees are just starting to turn colors, signaling that fall is almost here. I made a fall themed cake for a wedding this past weekend and it got me thinking about other fall cake ideas. Fall is a great time for a wedding in most parts of the country since it’s not too hot and not too cold, and the colors are beautiful. Nature provides a palette for fall, all its own and distinct from every other season. Here are some great ideas if you are planning a fall wedding.
Fall is probably the best season for a chocolate wedding cake. The rich brown color fits perfectly into the fall palette and is a great background color that makes the colors of fall leaves pop. Brown is also a great background color for adding some metallic gold accents if you like a little bling on your cake.
This cake is so unique and mimics a stained glass window. I love how the leaves are dense on the top tier and thin out toward the bottom tier, almost as if they were falling off the tree. The fall colored leaves are outlined with black making it a beautiful graphic design. The same effect can be used with different fall designs like mums, acorns, or gourds.
How about this one for an interesting twist on traditional fall colors? The pale lavender works so well with the different shades of orange on this cake. Why not try a non-traditional color as a background for some fall decorations? How pretty would the same cake be with a pale peacock blue, melon pink or bright lime green? The twisted raffia adds a nice rustic touch to the cake also.
Afraid that a fall themed cake might be too rustic for you? If you’re more of a traditionalist, look at how simple and elegant this cake is. It uses one strong fall color and kicks it up a notch by giving it a metallic finish. The fresh flowers on top can be simple to keep the focus on the bronze fondant ribbon, or they can be bolder by adding some fall flowers in purple, orange, gold and green. And as always, the bling on the bow is great for any season!
Here’s another great graphic pattern using fall colors. Remember that if you see a pattern you’d like to incorporate in your cake design, or if you find a great photo in a magazine that you love, your cake designer can change the colors to match the season or your wedding colors.
This fall cake is loaded with personality. With its topsy turvy style, bold stripes and polka dots, and vines that swirl around the cake you can’t help smiling when you see it. The tiny pumpkins and leaves are the perfect fall touch.
And finally, here’s another fall wedding design using cupcakes. This would be a simple design for the bride on a budget because it’s easy enough for the home baker. The cutting cake on top could be purchased from a bakery if you want a more elaborate design, and a small cake would certainly cost less than a multi-tiered cake. You could also bake a small 6-inch layer cake and decorate it with the same decorations as the cupcakes if you want to do it yourself. The cupcakes can be done in fall colored frostings with simple store-bought candy decorations and nuts like these pictured above. A great money saver, and a great look!