You may be looking for autumn wedding cakes if you are getting married anytime in the beautiful fall season. Many brides choose to match their wedding cakes and other decorations to either a central theme, a color scheme or the season in which they are getting married in. Since Autumn is such a gorgeous time of the year, it only makes sense to bring some of that beauty into your wedding. Below you will find ideas and photos to help you design the perfect fall wedding cake for your big day.
In the autumn the leaves change colors and as winter approaches the drift to the ground. The leaves change into gorgeous colors making the trees themselves a beautiful site to behold. This is also what using leaves, flowers and foliage can do for your wedding cake. Of course you can choose to use these elements directly on the cake itself or you can just use them the decorate the cake table.
If leaves and foliage is what you want your cake to look like, there are options. The first is to look for a wedding cake design that showcases these designs. You could choose to have the top tier decorated with a large leaf or a few of them.
If you do not want to distract from the bride and groom on top, you might want to choose to have the leaves on the sides of the cake instead. You could have a white cake with colored leaves or you could just have the outlines stenciled onto the sides in different colors.
If you prefer a more minimalist cake design you could always opt to spend more of the decorating efforts on the cake table itself. You could decorate it with foliage, leaves, branches and acorns, letting the fall theme come out without ever touching the cake design itself.
How will you make your autumn wedding cakes more festive? If your wedding is occurring during October or November you may want to add some elements to the cake that celebrate the holidays during that time. Full moons, haunted houses, ghost couples, pilgrims and pumpkins are great ways to accomplish this. Of course you could use cake toppers or decorate the cake table a certain way as well.
The key to these types of decorations is to understand how little is not enough and how much is too much. If you want to celebrate a holiday as part of your wedding or if this holiday has become your wedding theme you will want to know how prominent you want it to be going in to the bakery.
If you are looking for a bold and daring look, cake designers can do many things with the Halloween theme and even the thanksgiving one. You can have a cake to look like a haunted house or a graveyard, or have little jack-o'lanterns on top. You could have a cornucopia or other harvest items as well. Of course if you are looking for a more subtle approach that is available as well.
There are many different things you can do, some of which could have nothing to do with the cake itself. If you are not into a holiday themed wedding cake you could always just choose to either choose holiday themed cake toppers or decorate the cake table itself for the holiday and get a more neutral looking cake.
One ways to create autumn wedding cakes, is to make them fit into the season by using neutral tones such as browns, and other colors that remind you of fall, such as dark reds, yellows and oranges. You really do not need to use any special elements when you are using these colors, it will be quite obvious (especially when compared to the rest of your décor) that you are using the colors of the season.
Sometimes less is more. If you have specific autumn wedding colors, just design the wedding cake around them. For instance if your main color is red, choose either a red wedding cake or a more traditional color like white or cream colored with red accents. You can choose a solid cake design or have multiple colors and accents. If you are looking for something classic, you can just add swirls or scroll work on the sides. Want something more feminine, have edible flowers draped down the layers of the cake.
Autumn wedding cakes can be beautiful, stunning pieces of art. They will bring your guests eyes to the cake table. Besides what we have already mentioned you might want to incorporate autumn wedding flowers into the cake. You could also choose to use wedding cupcakes instead of a cake. Like the idea of little treats? Have you considered mini pumpkin pies for each guest? This could replace the cake or be in addition to it! It is your wedding and your cake, have fun with it.
We do understand that photos are great motivators, they help us brainstorm far more than words. With that being said, let us leave you with some more great autumn wedding cakes photos! We hope you enjoy.
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