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!
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…..
Cake ~ Kelsey’s Kakes, Photography ~ Echo Media Photography
Cake ~ The Chubby Bunny, Photography ~ Nikki Mills via Intimate Weddings
Cake 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??…..
Cake ~ Intricate Icings, Photographer ~ Jarrod Reno via 100 Layer Cake
Cake ~ Lael Cakes, Photographer ~ Allan Zepeda via Style Me Pretty
Cake ~ 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!…..
Cake ~ Paradox Pastry, Photographer ~ Katie Stoops Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Cake ~ Blackbird Bakery, Photographer ~ Manchik Photography via Style Me Pretty
Cake ~ 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!
Coookies ~ McGees Catering, Photographer ~ Megan Welker Photography via Wedding Chicks
Pies ~ Photographer ~ Jen and Chris Creed via Southern Weddings
Or, if you have a more savoury tooth how about a delicious cheese truckle tower?…..
Cheese 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…..
Dessert Table ~ Photographer ~ Amanda Dumouchelle via Wedding Chicks
Desserts ~ Bon Bon Pastry and Café Photography ~ Aster & Olive Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Dessert 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!