60 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 than this slideshow. 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.
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.
Berry Wedding Cake
What makes a naked wedding cake look even more rustic? A smattering of berries, as shown on this The Buttery confection.
Smooth Wedding Cake
A few purple blooms kept this Sweet 101 cake simple yet still seasonal.
Two-Tiered Wedding Cake
The autumn flowers and colors made this Leah Rosenburg wedding cake definitively seasonal.
Embellished Wedding Cake
Embellished details like these are sure to be standouts. Sweet + Saucy designed this red confection.
Brushed Wedding Cake
This autumnal wedding cake by Fantasy Frostings boasted metallic brushstrokes.
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.
Leafy Wedding Cake
Typical fall foliage (think: maple leaves) are great, but so were the dried-palm accents on this Papa Haydn cake.
Geometric Wedding Cake
Coastal Wedding Cake
Striped Wedding Cake
Evergreen Wedding Cake
Tree needles adorned this woodsy drip wedding cake by Meg Bricks.
Macaron Wedding Cake
Try decorating a chocolate cake with macrons in a complementary (and autumnal) flavor, a la this Simon Lee Bakery dessert.
Minimalist Wedding Cake
Make a subtle autumn statement with clean tiers topped with handfuls of berries, which is what Delicately Sweet Confections did here.
Orange Wedding Cake
Various shades of orange were layered onto this two-tiered Sugar Bakers Cakes treat.
Cool Wedding Cakes
Gray Wedding Cake
The Main Ingredient made this dark dessert, which was accented with orange flowers for an autumnal feel.
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.
Flavorful Wedding Cake
This couple had trouble choosing the taste of their dessert, so they settled on serving multiple fall flavors, including buttercream cake with amaretto frosting, marble cake with peanut-butter frosting, and cinnamon-spiced red velvet with three layers of white-chocolate buttercream.
White Wedding Cake
A friend of the bride baked this delicious dessert using devil's food cake with whipped dark-chocolate ganache plus vanilla sponge cake with creamy lemon filling.
Wedding Cake with Organic Details
This naked cake was spruced up with flowers in fall colors. Shai's Cakes created the confection.
"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.
Blue-and-Gold Wedding Cake
Funfetti Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake with Trailing Blooms
We love the rusty blooms that trailed down the tiers of this white Style by the Slice cake.
Classic Wedding Cake
The white floral design and shimmery leaf accents were breathtaking on this Confections on the Coast wedding cake.
Bundt Wedding Cake
Creative Cakery made this chocolate-chocolate-chip Bundt cake with cream-cheese frosting and dark foliage.
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
Naked Wedding Cake
Naked layers held light layers of buttercream on this lemon cake adorned with spray roses.
Sugar-Dusted Wedding Cake
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
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
Gilded Wedding Cake
This dark-chocolate and mint confection looked absolutely mouth-watering. The shiny gold flecks? 100 percent breathtaking.
Pumpkin-and-Blackberry Wedding Cake
For this rustic barn wedding, the couple picked a pumpkin cake by Katie Made Bakery with blackberry purée, cream-cheese frosting, and fresh blackberries. Bright flowers and rosemary topped the confection.
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.
Coconut Wedding Cake
This coconut cake was topped with dancing bears—the first thing the bride bought for the wedding—that baker Robin Redding gilded with 18-karat gold leaf. It was placed on a "cake stand" (now a side table in the newlyweds' home) that Redding's boyfriend fashioned from a fallen Monterey Pine.
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.