As the leaves start to turn and the air gets a little crisper, we can't help but get excited about all the gorgeous autumn weddings that are just around the corner. And what's the best part of any wedding? The cake, of course!
If you're planning a wedding this season, or just love to stay on top of all the latest trends, you're in luck. We've rounded up the top 5 autumn-inspired wedding cake trends that you absolutely need to know about. So, sit back, grab a cup of tea (or a glass of bubbly!), and let's get started.
1. Rustic Woodland Vibes
If you're planning an autumn wedding, why not embrace the natural beauty of the season? A log slice cake decorated with woodland elements like mushrooms, pinecones, and leaves can create a rustic feel that is perfect for an autumn celebration.
You can also incorporate the woodland theme into your floral arrangements by using berries, nuts, and greenery. Think about adding touches of moss and twigs to your centrepieces and using wooden crates or log slices as décor. Don't forget about lighting - fairy lights and candles can create a cosy and intimate atmosphere that complements the rustic woodland vibe.
2. Semi-naked Charms
There's just something about a rustic cake that screams autumn. Think naked cakes adorned with fresh berries, or buttercream frosted tiers topped with gorgeous flowers. These cakes are simple, elegant, and oh-so-perfect for any autumn wedding.
If decorating with fruit and flowers, think figs, pears, or apples, as well as dahlias, chrysanthemums, or sunflowers. These elements not only add colour and texture to the cake, but also evoke the warmth and cosiness of the season.
3. Bold Colours & Metallic Magic
Go bold with your colour choices for an autumn themed wedding. Mustard, burgundy and emerald green are all examples of autumn colour palettes that would truly make a statement. Or why not go for metallic accents? Metallics are everywhere this season, and wedding cakes are no exception. From gold leaf to silver glitter, metallic details can take any cake from ordinary to extraordinary. We love how metallic accents pair with autumn's rich hues and textures.
If bold colours aren't your style, consider incorporating natural elements into your autumn wedding. Think wooden accents, dried flowers, and autumnal foliage. These touches will add warmth and texture to your décor, while also complementing the season's natural beauty.
4. Seasonal Flavours
Incorporating seasonal flavours into your wedding cake is a great way to infuse your celebration with the essence of autumn. Pumpkin spice and apple cider might get all the attention this time of year, but they're not the only flavours perfect for an autumn wedding cake.
Why not switch it up? Our ‘Sweet Chai of Mine’ Chai spice and parsnip provides a lovely blend of warm and spicy notes, perfect for a chilly autumn day. Caramel apple and butternut squash cake is another great choice, with its combination of sweet and tart flavours that are reminiscent of autumn treats. And for those who love a nutty option, our maple, parsnip and pecan cake is a delicious option that will add a rich and decadent flavour to your cake. Whatever flavour you choose, incorporating a taste of the season into your wedding cake is a great way to make your celebration feel even more special and personal.
5. Statement Florals
Flowers are always a popular choice for wedding cakes, but this season we're seeing more and more couples opt for statement blooms that really steal the show. Think oversized dahlias, lush avalanche roses, or even autumn leaves. These florals can be made from sugar or fresh, depending on your preference.
The key to making statement florals work is to keep the rest of the cake design relatively simple. A clean, white fondant base allows the flowers to pop and become the focal point of the cake. You can also incorporate the same statement florals into other elements of your wedding décor, such as your centrepieces or bridal bouquet, to tie everything together.
So, there you have it – the top 5 autumn-inspired wedding cake trends that are taking the season by storm. From rustic naked cakes adorned with autumnal fruits to elegant designs featuring warm hues and metallic accents, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below! Whichever one you opt for, these autumn-inspired cake trends are sure to impress your guests and make your special day even more memorable. So go ahead, indulge in some sweet inspiration, and let your imagination run wild!