49 Fall Wedding Cakes We're Obsessed With
With its cool, crisp air and warm, fiery color scheme, autumn is a lovely time to get married. If you're planning to tie the knot sometime during this popular season, we recommend serving guests an autumnal wedding cake. With an abundance of festive motifs and seasonal flavors, your fall dessert can be both beautiful and tasty.
Are you a chocoholic? Obsessed with all things pumpkin spice? Truly give guests a taste of the season with a celebratory confection. Other popular autumn flavors include caramel, nut, and maple, which are all delicious cake options and are sure to be popular amongst attendees. Add seasonal fruits like apples and pears to the mix to ensure your dessert offers an extra dose of seasonal flavor.
When it comes to design, the possibilities are also plentiful. A safe bet is to go with fall colors like red, yellow, orange, and green. Gold is another great pick, as are metallics in general. Overall, you can't go wrong with deep, warm, or shimmering shades. Use in-season flowers or autumn foliage to spruce up your tiers or use molds or edible paint to recreate them.
For visual inspiration, look no further. We've found a wide range of autumnal desserts that you can model your own confection after. There are tons of options for a rustic wedding, but also many for a formal celebration. Naked cakes, small cakes, colorful cakes—the list goes on as far as what we've included. This incredible Magpies Bakery carrot cake (with berries, acorns, feathers, and more) is just the start.
All-Natural Wedding Cake
Kake by Darci created an asymmetrical confection filled with lemon cake and raspberry-flavored frosting and chocolate cake with salted caramel-flavored frosting. And greenery topped off each tier.
Floral- and Fruit-Lined Wedding Cake
This four-tier naked cake by the Pretty Please Bakery was filled with honey pistachio and raspberry almond cake layers and topped with vanilla buttercream and seasonal fruit for an unforgettable fall wedding cake.
White Motif Wedding Cake
An almond-flavored cake with peaches and buttercream frosting completed this four-tier sweet by Hey There, Cupcake.
Blue Ombré Wedding Cake
An ombré-like design with gold touches highlighted this intricate fall confection by Simply Cakes.
Fresh Floral Wedding Cake
Fresh flowers and almond dacquoise, crispy feuillentine and praline, and chocolate mousse flavors defined the Penha Longa Catering-designed white buttercream fall wedding cake.
Greenery-Wrapped Wedding Cake
The Butter End used hand-dyed silk ribbon in a green hue to wrap this four-tier carrot- and coconut-flavored white cake with fresh gardenia blooms for a fall wedding.
Three-Tier Floral Lined Cake
Wildflour Sweets' white-frosted cake accented with fresh flowers stole the show at this dessert table.
Cascading Flower Wedding Cake
Autumnal blooms effortlessly cascaded down this buttercream wedding cake, created by Eldorado Resort and Casino.
Simple and Floral Wedding Cake
Lake Tahoe Cakes made this Champagne and strawberry two-tier cake stand out with its fresh florals and cookies-n-cream bottom layer.
Sweet Wedding Cake
This itty-bitty wedding cake with Oak & the Owl flowers was undeniably enchanting.
Wedding Cake with Asymmetrical Flowers
Blooms were arranged in an asymmetrical design for this wedding's Frost It Cakery dessert.
Ombré Wedding Cake
Black Wedding Cake
Fall is the perfect time to pull off a moody, black wedding cake. This one, created by Buttercream Bakeshop, is proof.
Smooth Wedding Cake
A few purple blooms kept this Sweet 101 cake simple yet still seasonal.
Embellished Wedding Cake
Embellished details like these are sure to be standouts. Sweet + Saucy designed this red confection.
Gooey Wedding Cake
A succulent, flowers, and fruits topped this mouthwatering autumn dessert by Salt & Honey.
Deep Wedding Cake
The flavor was just as rich as the colors when it came to this Sweet Couture cake.
Coastal Wedding Cake
This petite blue sweet by Cake Fanatics was inspired by the coast of Hawaii during autumn.
Macaron Wedding Cake
Try decorating a chocolate cake with macrons in a complementary (and autumnal) flavor, a la this Simon Lee Bakery dessert.
Orange Wedding Cake
Various shades of orange were layered onto this two-tiered Sugar Bakers Cakes treat.
Pear Wedding Cake
Caramel, buttercream, pear slices, and pink flowers—what more could your autumn wedding cake need? Cakes by Ebony baked this masterpiece.
Rose Wedding Cake
For this November wedding, yellow and red roses topped the small Exquisite Desserts cake off.
Ruffled Wedding Cake
Look closely and you'll see that this textured Megan Joy Cakes confection had gold and blue edging, making it creatively autumnal.
Wedding Cake with Colorful Flowers
This dreamy Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery cake had blue, purple, and pink floral accents.
Bright Wedding Cake
This pretty Paper Cake Events dessert was topped with saturated flowers and gilded leaves.
Romantic Wedding Cake
This simple cake had white icing and was decorated with rosy blooms.
"Love" Wedding Cake
Sweet Spot Cupcakes wreathed this cake in greenery and finished it off with a topper spelling "love."
Stationery-Inspired Wedding Cake
Sarah's Cake Shop included layers of chocolate and raspberry jam-filled cake and carrot cake in this dessert. The confection was designed with the couple's floral stationery in mind.
White-and-Gold Wedding Cake
This white cake had a gorgeous, abstract pattern.
Short Wedding Cake
Pretty Sweet made this small, naked cake and topped it with red and orange flowers.
Classic Wedding Cake
The white floral design and shimmery leaf accents were breathtaking on this Confections on the Coast wedding cake.
Simple Wedding Cake
This rustic dessert from Vanilla Bake Shop sat on a pretty silver stand.
Wedding Cake with Gold Tier
Brown-and-Gold Wedding Cake
This tall Sugar and Slate cake was placed on top of greenery and had a brown exterior with gold accents.
Lush Wedding Cake
Lush, muted roses were a beautiful addition to this lovely wedding cake.
Dark Wedding Cake
Nadia & Co. created this tall, moody wedding cake, which featured incredible artistry and a big floral topper.
Naked Wedding Cake
Naked layers held light layers of buttercream on this lemon cake adorned with spray roses.
Sugar-Dusted Wedding Cake
Decadence created this simple autumn stunner with buttercream frosting, sugar-coated grapes and berries, and gold-dusted pears and figs.
Almond-Buttercream Wedding Cake
Each tier of this Mayflour Confections cake was filled with raspberry preserves and coated in almond-buttercream frosting. Fresh red and pink flowers added the finishing touch.
Wedding Cake with Purple Flowers
Billy's Bakery incorporated warm, purple petals into this simple vanilla-buttercream cake.
Millefoglie Wedding Cake
This couple's traditional Italian dessert (from La Badia di Orvieto) was decorated with autumnal flowers, fruits, and foliage.
Pomegranate Wedding Cake
Drip cakes are already gorgeous, but this one took the cake for good looks. Vibrant, juicy fruits were what took it to the next level.
Video-Mapped Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake with Dog Toppers
This Naked Cakes Montana dessert was simple, but its surroundings definitely weren't. Fur, tree-trunk slabs, and dog toppers elevated the whole look.
Crest Wedding Cake
There was something so elegant about this autumn Fancie Buns Cakery cake.
Pumpkin Wedding Cake
In keeping with the seasonal fare at their wedding, this couple cut into a pumpkin One Sweet Slice cake with colored fondant and painted leaf details.
Marzipan Wedding Cake
Lauren Bohl-White of A White Cake adorned this wedding confection with marzipan and sugar pomegranates and foliage.
Wedding Cake Trio
For this wedding, three of the groom's favorite Graham & Brown wallpapers were layered to form the backdrop for a trio of gluten-free and vegan Madagascar-vanilla cakes baked by Brooklyn's Lael Cakes.
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