Those who are having an autumnal wedding can celebrate it properly with a harvest themed wedding cake. The cake seems to be the most adequate medium to enhance the theme of the event and flatter the invitees. Fall wedding cakes are simply amazing. Their color, texture and taste are fascinating! One can never dismiss a fall-inspired wedding cake. You can plan it by color, by flavor or by pattern. There are many other criteria to consider at this point, like the size or shape.
Your cake can be shaped into a birch tree or even into a mushroom! It depends on your vision and the motifs you’re using in the wedding backdrop. The cake must reflect the theme and express the couple’s vision. We like the colors that are used for fall wedding cakes, but most of all we enjoy the flavors. Harvest wedding cakes can feature contrasting nuances and ingredients. It can be a brown cake based on different types of chocolate, or it can be a vanilla cake accented with red velvet. Cheesecakes are also popular among fall inspired couples.
The palette of autumnal colors is rich in eye-catchy recommendations: golds, bronzes, oranges and yellows, forest and meadow greens, browns, creams, purples and other metallic hues. As for the flavor, anything fruity like pumpkins, apples, pears and spice can fit. You can transform any cake into a real harvest piece of art or into a spooky Halloween confection. Traditional brides and grooms can stick to classic elegance and select a white cake decorated with seasonal leaves, vines, berries and gourds. These can be real accents, edible or crafty decorations. It depends on your budget. Use branches, dark twigs and pine cones to make the cake look even more dark and whimsical. Orange and red cakes are ideal for fall reception. Brown cakes are more modern, especially when they are accented with trendy patterns, like plaids, stripes or royal curves. Use orange, pink and purple accents to make the cake look even more contemporary. For a tastier confection, go for a spicy version on rum and apples.
The idea of having a holiday inspired cake for a fall wedding is also brilliant. Halloween seems to be the most popular theme at this point. Chocolate with devil’s food inside wedding cakes are always successful choices. Try a Gothic design if you want even more whimsicality for your cake. Thanksgiving and Tim Burton themes are also recommended for autumnal wedding cakes. How about a pumpkin wedding cake? This is one of the hottest flavors for a fall seasonal cake or dessert. You can also focus on vanilla, chopped walnuts, nutmeg or cinnamon. A cream cheese frosting can add more richness and smoothness to the cake.
The wedding cake is an optical high – light at every wedding party. Just like other elements in the wedding, the cake must match the theme and style of the wedding.
Because of the beautiful colors and cozy and romantic atmosphere that is always created at a wedding, many couples choose to celebrate their wedding in autumn. If you are one of these couples and you’re going to have an autumn wedding, here we have some ideas and tips for a unique wedding cake.
For your autumn wedding cake let yourself be inspired by the beautiful colors, flowers and also by the incredible flavors of autumn. Chose a wedding cake that represents you, your style and personality but let nature be your guide. Be inspired by all the beautiful elements of the nature in autumn. Your autumn wedding cake should have at least one of the colors representative for autumn (marigold, red, brown, bronze, yellow, burnt orange, deep pink). If you would like a more traditional and sober wedding cake and you are afraid that a colored cake will not match your wedding theme and style, chose a white cake and decorate it with elements of these colors.
It is also a great idea to decorate the wedding cake with romantic wedding flowers like autumn lilies, mums, zinnias and asters. If you do not want to have flowers on your wedding cake use other autumn related elements of decoration. You could choose to decorate your autumn wedding cake with colored leaves. Use real leaves or silk leaves or even leaves made out of modeling chocolate. Or you could decorate your wedding cake with small ornamental pumpkins and squashes (real ones or ones made out of chocolate or marzipan).
As autumn is the season for harvesting you could incorporate elements reminding of this event. Use wheat grass on your wedding cake topper. Or you could tuck some wheat grass on ribbons and put them at the base of your cake. Use apples (real apple or ones made out of sugar, marzipan, chocolate etc.) when decorating your autumn wedding cake.
There is a lot of criteria which should be considered so as to decide how to look your autumn wedding cake. For example you could choose a wedding cake depending on the location of the wedding. If you will have a vineyard wedding, decorate your autumn cake with grapes. Grapes are representative as well as for vineyards and as for autumns. If you are going to have a Thanksgiving wedding, chose a turkey shaped wedding cake or a pilgrim cake. For a Halloween wedding chose a cake looking like a jack – o – lantern or maybe one shaped like a witch or something scary and spooky – this idea is only suitable for a more unconventional bride who does not give much on traditional cakes. If you just want a cake representative for autumn, chose a wedding cake shaped like a leaf.
It is also very important that your wedding cake tastes like autumn. You should choose a spiced or chocolate spiced wedding cake, but nothing reminds more of autumn the apples, pecan and pumpkin – that’s why you should choose an autumn wedding cake with one of these delicious flavors.11