Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

5 Ideas for an Amazing Autumn Wedding Cake

Whilst here in NZ I am looking forward to Spring, Autumn is just around the corner for most of you – and I am quite envious! So far I have shared with you 5 of the prettiest palettes and 5 beautiful bouquets, and I am keeping with the Fall theme for this week’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons. Today it is time to look at 5 ideas for creating the most amazing Autumn wedding cakes! These ideas will guarantee your wedding cake is memorable, yummy and just perfect for the season!

5 Ideas for Amazing Autumn Wedding Cakes

1. Decorate in Autumn Colours

OK, so this may be an obvious one, but nothing says Autumn quite like the colour of leaves as they fall. Ice, paint or drape in flowers using shades of deep red and burnt orange, and your wedding cake is guaranteed to have a definite autumnal feel…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Kelsey’s Kakes, Photography ~ Echo Media Photography

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ The Chubby Bunny, Photography ~ Nikki Mills via Intimate Weddings

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake via Every Last Detail

2. Choose Chocolate

Perhaps it is the colour, or the comfort that a slice of gooey, moist chocolate cake brings; but either way there is something about the use of chocolate for a wedding cake that gives it a distinctly fall look. Plus, brown cakes look so much prettier than they sound! Iced or naked, who doesn’t LOVE chocolate??…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Intricate Icings, Photographer ~ Jarrod Reno via 100 Layer Cake

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Lael Cakes, Photographer ~ Allan Zepeda via Style Me Pretty

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Jonathan Caleb, Photographer ~ Lime Green Photography via Green Weding Shoes

3. Decorate with Seasonal Produce

Berries, figs, acorns, whichever you prefer! By making your wedding cake topper beautiful seasonal fruits or nuts, you’ll not only save a few pennies, but also create a cake that is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Paradox Pastry, Photographer ~ Katie Stoops Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Blackbird Bakery, Photographer ~ Manchik Photography via Style Me Pretty

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCake ~ Crumb Fairy Bakery, Photographer ~ Onelove via Style Me Pretty

Are you loving these cakes as much as I am? Aren’t their display stands beautiful too? From subtle to statement it seems the right stand can help to make a cake unforgettable. To help you recreate the look I have found you a few essentials for a fabulous fall dessert table or amazing wedding cake!

Create these looks yourself with…..

4. Yummy Wedding Cake Alternatives

Or how about forgoing the traditional wedding cake in favour of something a little different? Like some of those yummy comfort foods we so associate with the colder seasons? Think berry pies, shortbread sandwiches or cookies….. you could even use grandma’s of a family favourite recipe for a real personal touch!

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCoookies ~ McGees Catering, Photographer ~ Megan Welker Photography via Wedding Chicks

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesPies ~ Photographer ~ Jen and Chris Creed via Southern Weddings

 Or, if you have a more savoury tooth how about a delicious cheese truckle tower?…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesCheese Cake ~ Photographer ~ Welsch Photography via Polka Dot Bride

 

5. Autumn Dessert Tables

Or heck, how about both? You only get married once after all! With a dessert table you can share ALL of your favourite sweet (or savoury) bites with your friends, family and loved ones. Or make it a DIY affair by asking guests to contribute their signature sweet – they’ll love the thought of helping with your big day and just imagine the display of desserts…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesDessert Table ~ Photographer ~ Amanda Dumouchelle via Wedding Chicks

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesDesserts ~ Bon Bon Pastry and Café Photography ~ Aster & Olive Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Ideas for Creating Amazing Autumn Wedding CakesDessert Table ~ Jenny Cookies via Cherryblossoms and Faeriewings

…..hmm I think my mouth may actually be watering! Wedding or not, this reminds me of another reason why I love Autumn – the comfort food.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Amy

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