Amaranth Creative Co.
Amaranth Creative Co.

While you should plan to hire a cake baker and schedule your cake tasing about seven months before the big day, it's never too early to start thinking about your wedding cake—we can agree that dessert is one of the best parts about getting married, right? If you're saying 'I do' in September, October, or November, you have a lot of options when it comes to fall wedding cakes and finding a design that you love. From simple buttercream confections decorated with greenery, to elaborate marble cakes and trendy drip icing, we're sharing some of our favorite autumnal cakes to give you some ideas. 

Here are 23 mouthwatering fall wedding cakes for every style.  

becphotography
becphotography

Cake by Lowcountry Flour Girls

White buttercream cake

A white buttercream cake is a wedding staple. You can make this classic dessert totally your own by personalizing it with flowers, greenery or a decorative cake topper and cake stand. Dark red mums, blush rosed, and olive branches are a gorgeous combination for a fall wedding. 

The Burrow Wedding and Portrait Photography
The Burrow Wedding and Portrait Photography

Cake by Loft22Cakes

Black frosting cake

Black frosting will instantly give your fall wedding cake an unexpected, edgy look. This style is ideal for a modern wedding (or even a Halloween wedding!). Add drip icing, succulents, and white buttercream to balance out the daring black details. 

Ashley Medrano Photography
Ashley Medrano Photography

Cake by Cake Bueno

Semi-naked cake 

The semi-naked cake trend isn't going away anytime soon. For your fall wedding, pair a semi-naked cake with caramel drip icing, gold-dipped fruits, lush roses, and mini cakes to create a decadent dessert spread. 

Cocoa & Fig
Cocoa & Fig

Gold leaf cake 

Metallic details are't just for your wedding decor—you can use edible metallic paints and foils to add a bit of shimmer to your wedding cake, too. Take a simple two-tier cake to the next level by adding a contrasting layer of gold leaf, then complete the look with fresh flowers in muted tones (like the orange ranunculus and blue thistle on this cake).  

Emily Nicole Photo LLC
Emily Nicole Photo LLC

Cake by Colleens Cakes

Romantic piped rosettes

If you're having a fall wedding cake with three or more tiers, it's a great opportunity to incorporate a variety of patterns and textures. Ask your wedding cake baker to decorate each tier differently for a unique effect. Elegant pink frosting rosettes are made even prettier when you add fresh flowers, like these roses and peonies.  

Lara Onac Photography
Lara Onac Photography

Cakes by Fairy Cakes Virginia

Abstract orange cake

If you haven't already heard, orange is one of the trending wedding colors of the moment. Even better, it's a spot-on color choice for fall weddings! Incorporate a pop of this bold color into your reception decor by opting for an orange wedding cake—and if that's too much, a gradient frosting effect like the one seen here will immediately tone down the vibrancy. Add fall foliage and voilà. 

Brooklyn Focus Photography
Brooklyn Focus Photography

Earthy succulents

Succulents are a no-brainer for a bohemian or outdoor fall wedding. These plants are beautiful enough on your own, so all you need to showcase them is a simple white buttercream cake!  

Flavor Cupcakery & Bake Shop
Flavor Cupcakery & Bake ShopTanya G Photography

Moody moon phases cake

If you're thinking about going goth for your wedding day, you'll love this moody one-tier cake decorated with moon phase decals, gold drip icing, and a topper that says it all: 'til death.

Spotlight Studios
Spotlight Studios

Vineyard-inspired cake

Fresh fruit is another yummy way to decorate your fall wedding cake. If you're getting married at a vineyard or a winery, grapes are a must-have detail—use bunches of grapes to separate the tiers of your cake or let them cascade down the side like a waterfall. 

Blue Box Bakery
Blue Box Bakery

Colored tiers

Red and gold is one of the best color combinations for fall weddings. GIve a miniature two-tier wedding cake some major personality by using red fondant, edible gold leaf, and fresh figs as garnish. 

Dana Cubbage Weddings
Dana Cubbage Weddings

Cake by DeClare Cakes

Candy bars

Calling all chocolate lovers: you can have your wedding cake and your favorite candy all in one place. If flowers and greenery aren't your thing, a cluster of unwrapped candy bars, cookies, and chocolates looks just as enticing on top of your wedding cake.   

Cadey Reisner Weddings
Cadey Reisner Weddings

Cake by Bakehouse

Marbled fondant 

Decorate your fall wedding cake in marbled fondant to really wow your guests. This swirly print is ethereal, modern, and totally one-of-a-kind—no two marble patterns are exactly alike! Add a few touches of metallic gold leaf, then top off the cake with fresh flowers and greenery. 

Amaranth Creative Co.
Amaranth Creative Co.

Cake by Amaranth Creative Co.

Drip cake 

Drip icing started out as a trend a few years ago, but it's safe to say that this technique has since become a staple in the wedding cake industry. The great part about it is the versatility—you can use essentially any type of icing or syrup to create the dripping effect, whether you choose a rich chocolate sauce, zesty lemon drizzle, or a berry glaze. 

Orpha Events
Orpha EventsSera Petras Photography

Miniature apples 

Apples go hand-in-hand with fall wedding season, and that doesn't have to strictly mean serving apple pie or apple cider during your reception. You can use apples in your wedding decor and even to accent your wedding cake—miniature apples look so cute sitting on each tier of a fondant wedding cake. 

NikoBella Photography, LLC
NikoBella Photography, LLC

Cake by Park Ave Cakes

Elongated tiers

Wedding cakes with elongated tiers—tiers that are taller than they are wide—are perfect for creating a contemporary, statuesque look. This pumpkin orange wedding cake, which was inspired by high-fashion design, looks like a museum-worthy masterpiece.  

The Bright Building
The Bright Building

Macramé patterns

Enhance an all-white wedding cake with greenery and a hand-piped macramé design for a free-spirited, retro '70s vibe. 

Social Shots Photography
Social Shots Photography

Cake by Acuna's Custom Cakes

Monochromatic color palette

This rosy-hued wedding cake is almost all one color, but the different textures and combination of tonal shades keep it from feeling boring. Pick a main color for your wedding cake and then experiment with flowers, colored foils, and even table linens that are all in the same color family to complete the display. 

Danielle Coons Photography
Danielle Coons Photography

Cake by Electric City Bakehouse

Pink and red hues

Decorate a red velvet cake with buttercream frosting, drip icing, pink flowers, and a rose gold topper for a majorly romantic confection. 

Nikki Kate Photography
Nikki Kate Photography

Hand-painted flowers

Instead of fresh flowers, decorate your fall wedding cake with artistic hand-painted flowers. The great thing about this idea is that the flowers can be as abstract or as realistic as you'd like—your wedding cake baker can provide a variety of options when it comes to different edible paints (called lustre dust), piping techniques, and floral designs. 

Kara Miller
Kara Miller

Blue and burgundy

A blue wedding cake is completely unexpected, and that's exactly why we love it (not to mention that blue is currently the color of the year). For a fall wedding, decorate a light blue cake with rich burgundy flowers, like dahlias, scabiosa, ranunculus, or carnations. 

The Stewarts Roam Photography
The Stewarts Roam Photography

Cake by Nona's Sweets

Cupcake tower

Can't choose between a traditional wedding cake or cupcakes? You can have both! A small one-tier cake is perfect if you want the photo of you and your spouse cutting the cake, but cupcakes will be easier for your guests to enjoy on-the-go, since they don't require flatware or plates. A wooden display tower is on par with a rustic fall wedding theme

Grapefruit & Thyme Cake Design
Grapefruit & Thyme Cake Design

Modern black and white

A sleek white fondant cake is ideal if you're having a modern or minimalist wedding theme. Abstract black details and paper flowers on the front of the cake give it an edgy-cool vibe. 

Photos by Heart
Photos by Heart

Floral cluster

Use a cascade of fresh flowers as a simple way to decorate any fall wedding cake, whether you choose buttercream or fondant frosting