Seasonal Fall Wedding Cake Styles

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Photography: Chad Hansen for First Mate Photography

Seasonal Fall Wedding Cake Styles

Natural, rustic, effortless – these are just a few of the words that come to mind when the leaves begin to blanket our front yards. As the air cools, the leaves are revealing their bright Autumn reds, rusty oranges, and vibrant yellows – and there are plenty of seasonal fall wedding cakes following nature’s rhythm as well!

Here at Weddingful, we are celebrating this colorful season with a few of our favorite Autumn wedding cakes. We’re thinking raw textures, colored leaves, natural woods, earthy accessories, naked layers, and fall fruits! The cheer of summer’s bright colors and abundant blooms are fun to incorporate into your wedding decor, but the rich tones and rough textures of Autumn can be just as fun. If you’re planning a natural, rustic, or outdoor wedding, perhaps you’ll get some inspiration from these seasonal fall wedding cakes that are effortless and natural in their rustic simplicity.

 

Faux Tree Bark

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Photography: Carrie Patterson

 

For a wedding set in a woodland escape, a cake that mirrors its natural surroundings is perfect! This clever cake designer has used a texturing technique to create the appearance of tree bark on this wedding cake. With the addition of simple white roses and a few pinecones, this natural confection transports wedding guests to an enchanted forest or a cozy cabin with smoke rising from the chimney.

Naked and Natural

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Photography: Bride & Beau Wedding Planning and Design | Cake: Bake Rattle ‘n’ Roll

 

Naked cakes are topping the dessert tables everywhere, and this stunning example shows us why! This half-naked, half-frosted cake displays a laissez-faire approach, a look that’s as effortless as it is elegant. The wooden cake board serves to emphasize the many horizontal layers of this cake, drawing a close connection between the earthy brown showing in the cake’s layers and the natural wooden tones of the setting. A simple asymmetrical bouquet tops off the effortless, less-is-more approach, perfect for this rustic barn venue.

 

Filled with Fruits

Photography and cake: Home Bakery Shop
Photography and cake: Home Bakery Shop

Autumn has always been a time to celebrate nature’s bounty! This wedding cake is like an abundant cornucopia of fruits and flowers, offering a generous and colorful display for wedding guests. Another example of a naked cake, this design uses the natural sweetness found in the many strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and gooseberries – a taste that every Autumn wedding guest can agree with.

 

Sunset-Colored Floral Cascade

Photography: Chad Hansen for First Mate Photography
Photography: Chad Hansen for First Mate Photography

If you’re searching for a fall wedding cake but unsure of exactly what you’re looking for, speak to your cake designer or baker about incorporating a simple sunset color theme. Even a less-is-more white cake like this one can be made into a seasonal display with a splash of the right colors. This floral-topped cake is spilling over in a rusty oranges and golds, instantly calling to mind the crisp Autumn afternoons and sunset-colored leaves.

 

Simple Stacked Fruit Cake

Photography: Hendrickson Photography
Photography: Hendrickson Photography

 

This white-frosted stacked cake offers a crisp backdrop for the abundant fruits flowing down its many layers! Nothing says “fall” like a handful of summer’s last fruits stacked up in generous piles. This minimalist Autumn cake uses nothing more than texture and pops of color to make a bold statement on the wedding dessert table.

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Fall is all about nature’s abundance – it’s the perfect time to consider a seasonally themed wedding cake that speaks to the warm colors, earthy tones, and rustic feel of the Autumn months. For planning a cake to suit the season, brides-to-be can browse, find, and speak with wedding cake bakers and designers in their area to dream up the perfect cake – it’s all on Weddingful’s free Wedding Planning Wizard.  Happy fall wedding!