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 a central theme, a color scheme, or the season they are getting married.
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Since Autumn is such a gorgeous time of 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 Autumn, the leaves change colors, and as the winter approaches, they drift to the ground. The leaves change into gorgeous colors making the trees themselves a beautiful site. 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 use them to decorate the cake table.
If leaves and foliage are 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 don't want to distract the bride and groom cake topper, choose to have the leaves on the sides of the cake instead. You could have a white cake with colored leaves or have the outlines stenciled onto the sides in different colors.
If you prefer a more minimalist cake design, you could always spend more decorating efforts on the cake table itself. You could garnish it with foliage, leaves, branches, and acorns, letting the fall theme come out without touching the cake design itself.
How will you make your autumn wedding cakes more festive? If your wedding occurs during October or November, add some elements to the cake that celebrate the holidays. 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 it has become your wedding theme, you will want to know how prominent you want it to be in the bakery.
If you want 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 look like a haunted house or a graveyard or have little jack-o'lanterns on top. You could have cornucopia or other harvest items as well. Of course, if you are looking for a more subtle approach, that is also available.
You can do many different things, 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 choose holiday-themed cake toppers or decorate the cake table for the holiday and get a more neutral-looking cake.
One way 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 do not need to use any special elements when using these colors; it will be pretty 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, design the wedding cake around them. For instance, if your primary color is red, choose 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 want something classic, add swirls or scrollwork on the sides. Want something more feminine, have edible flowers draped down the layers of the cake.
Consider not just the cake's style and colors but the flavor of the frosting or the cake itself. If you are committed to an autumn wedding cake for your big day, choose a fall flavor!
Some flavors include pumpkin, apple, spice cake, cranberry, orange, hot chocolate, hazelnut, sweet potato, salted caramel, toffee, carrot cake, and chai cake. Now, if you want a touch of fall in the flavor, you could opt for something in the frosting. For instance, if you want basic flavors but a touch of Autumn, why not use the frosting to spice it up, like a chocolate cinnamon frosting or vanilla chai. There are many different ways you can either go all out or add something special so that everyone knows you put in the extra touches to make your wedding scream autumn!
Autumn wedding cakes can be beautiful, stunning pieces of art. They will bring your guest's 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 understand 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 cake photos! We hope you enjoy it.Lotsa orchids wedding cake via photopin (license)