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27 Fall Wedding Cakes That Are Perfect for an Autumnal Celebration

Make sure your dessert looks as good as it tastes by recreating one of these unique fall-themed wedding cake ideas.

fall wedding cake with chocolate drip icing and fresh roses on top

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-themed wedding cakes and finding a wedding cake 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 27 mouthwatering and beautiful fall wedding cakes for every style. 

Fall Wedding Cake Colors

When it comes to your fall-themed wedding cake, look to seasonal color palettes like orange, red and burgundy, emerald green, and yellow. If you want to take a more subtle approach, muted pastel tones, like blush, mauve, and dusty blue are pretty options. Last but not least, you can't go wrong with basic black and white—consider adding metallic yellow gold or rose gold for a bit of glam. 

Our Favorite Fall-Themed Wedding Cake Ideas

Along with getting ideas from your cake baker, one of the best ways to find a wedding cake design that you love is by gathering inspiration from other couples and vendors. These pin-worthy options will bring plenty of seasonal flair to your cake table.

boho fall wedding cake decorated with piped macrame and pheasant feathers

Woodland-inspired wedding cake 

Fresh flowers, feathers, and green graham crackers that resemble moss decorate this fall-themed wedding cake for a woodland-inspired vibe. Use this cake as your inspiration if you're into boho style or having a forest wedding.

fall wedding cake decorated with pressed edible flowers displayed on wooden cake stand

Wedding cake with edible flowers

Pressed flowers are a sweet and simple way to jazz up a basic fondant cake. When displayed on a wooden cake stand, this cake design is a perfect fit for a country wedding.

black halloween fall wedding cake with draped fondant and orange flowers

Cake by Belladonna Baking Co.

Halloween wedding cake

Getting married on or around October 31? A black wedding cake decorated with orange flowers and twinkle lights is especially fitting for a spooky theme.

modern fall wedding cake decorated with sugar flowers in burgundy, blue and yellow

3D wedding cake

This five-tier masterpiece is even more memorable thanks to lace appliqués, hand-piped sugar flowers, and fresh flowers that all add a three-dimensional element.

white buttercream fall wedding cake with greenery, burgundy and blush flowers

Cake by Lowcountry Flour Girls

White buttercream wedding 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 wedding cake topper and cake stand. Dark red mums, blush rosed, and olive branches are a gorgeous combination for a fall wedding.

modern fall wedding cake with black and white marbled buttercream

Cake by Loft22Cakes

Black and white wedding 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.

modern fall wedding cake with naked buttercream icing and caramel drip glaze

Cake by Cake Bueno

Semi-naked wedding cake 

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

buttercream fall wedding cake with edible gold leaf and fresh flowers

Gold leaf wedding 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 fall flowers in muted tones (like the orange ranunculus and blue thistle on this cake). 

classic white fondant fall wedding cake with dark red and blush flowers

Cake by Colleens Cakes

Wedding cake with piped rosettes

If you're having an autumn 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.

modern fall wedding cake with orange swirl icing and fall foliage

Cakes by Fairy Cakes Virginia

Abstract orange wedding 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 choice for fall color palettes. Take a cue from pumpkin spice and incorporate a pop of this bold color into your reception decor by opting for an orange wedding cake. 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.

boho fall wedding cake with buttercream frosting and succulents

Wedding cake with earthy succulents

Succulents are a no-brainer for a boho 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! 

halloween fall wedding cake decorated with sugar wafers in the shape of moon phases and til death cake topper
Flavor Cupcakery & Bake ShopTanya G Photography

Moody moon phases wedding 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.

classic fall wedding cake with white fondant and purple grapes in between each tier

Vineyard-inspired wedding cake

Fresh seasonal 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.

romantic fall wedding cake with dark red fondant, edible gold leaf and sliced figs

Wedding cake with colored tiers

Red and gold is one of the best color schemes 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.

chocolate fall wedding cake decorated with drip icing, oreos, and candy bars

Cake by DeClare Cakes

Candy bar wedding cake

Calling all chocolate wedding cake 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 the cake.  

boho fall wedding cake with black and gold marbled fondant

Cake by Bakehouse

Marbled fondant wedding cake

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.

modern fall wedding cake one-tier cake with chocolate drip icing and fresh raspberries on top

Cake by Amaranth Creative Co.

Drip wedding 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.

rustic fall wedding cake with white fondant and apples

Rustic wedding cake with 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.

trendy fall wedding cake with orange fondant and abstract white wafer paper ruffles down the front
NikoBella Photography, LLC

Cake by Park Ave Cakes

Wedding cake with 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.

boho rustic fall wedding cake with hand-piped macrame design on fondant

Macramé wedding cake

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

romantic fall wedding cake blush pink fondant with edible gold leaf, pink roses and eucalyptus

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 dessert table display.

red velvet fall wedding cake with raspberry drip icing and fresh berries on top

Cake by Electric City Bakehouse

Pink and red fall wedding cake 

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

romantic fall wedding cake white fondant with red piped rosettes around each tier

Wedding cake with 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.

modern fall wedding cake light blue buttercream with dark burgundy flowers

Blue and burgundy wedding cake

A blue wedding cake is completely unexpected, and that's exactly why we love it. For a fall wedding, decorate a light blue cake with rich burgundy flowers, like dahlias, scabiosa, ranunculus, or carnations.

fall wedding cupcake tower with one-tier cake on top

Cake by Nona's Sweets

Wedding 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 wedding guests to enjoy on-the-go, since they don't require flatware or plates. A wooden display tower is on par with a rustic wedding theme.

modern fall wedding cake white fondant with black tile pattern and paper anemone flowers

Black and white wedding cake

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.

romantic fall wedding cake semi-naked buttercream icing with orange, red, and white roses down the front

Floral cluster wedding cake

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

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