17 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Cakes

Get inspired by these autumnal-themed designs.
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Andrea Fowler
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Updated Oct 02, 2019

Looking to tie the beauty of fall into your autumn wedding? Your cake is the perfect opportunity to bring a bit of fall charm into your reception. The biggest way to make a statement is with unique cake flavors, since taste and smell are the two senses that play the largest role in crafting a memorable dining experience. Delight your guests with seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice cake, maple icing glazes or salted caramel drizzles.

If you're a classic dessert person who prefers a good, old-fashioned vanilla or chocolate cake, opt for a few fall-themed décor elements or accents to give your tiers a seasonal style. Ask your baker to decorate the tiers with a few red, orange and yellow buttercream rosettes or craft fondant maple leaves. If you want the cake to look more natural, dress it up with fresh fall blooms, like sunflowers or dahlias.

Chocolate Wedding Cake With Gold Foil Accents

Chocolate wedding cake with gold foil decor
Bri Cibene Photography

Chocolate and Vanilla Naked Wedding Cake With Strawberry Garnish

Naked wedding cake for a fall wedding
A. Caldwell Events

White Wedding Cake With Orange Dahlias

Fall decorated wedding cake with dahlia flowers
Eli Turner Studios

Chocolate Wedding Cake With Ganache and Roses

Chocolate wedding cake with ganache
Kurtis Kronk Photography

White Wedding Cake With Red, Yellow and Orange Buttercream Flowers

Fall wedding cake with red, orange and yellow buttercream roses
Shane Godfrey Photography

Boho Fall Wedding Cake With Roses and a Swiss Dot Design

White wedding cake with a Swiss dot design
Leila Brewster Photography

Wedding Cake With Fall-Colored Fondant Maple Leaves

Fall wedding cake with fondant leaves
Ned Jackson Photography

White and Gold Fall Decorated Wedding Cake

Gold and white fondant wedding cake with berry garnish
J. Woodbery Photography

Chocolate Wedding Cake With a Rustic Cake Topper

Chocolate wedding cake with a rustic cake topper
Jen Hughes Photography

Rustic Birchwood Wedding Cake Design

Fall faux birchwood wedding cake design
Nikki & Chip Photography

Textured Buttercream With Rustic Bird Cake Toppers

Rustic fall wedding cake with bird toppers
Anna Shackleford

Wedding Cake Table With Three Small Naked Cakes

Fall naked wedding cake ideas
Paige Winn Photo

Fall Decorated Wedding Cake With Fondant Leaves

Fall decorated wedding cake
BG Productions Photography and Videography

Rustic Wedding Cake With Flowers and Hearts

Rustic wedding cake decor
Fyrefly Photography

White Wedding Cake With Roses and Timber Cake Stand

Fall-themed wedding cake with roses and a timber cake stand
Jackie Cooper Photo

Caramel-Covered Naked Wedding Cake With Flowers and Berry Garnish

Caramel-covered naked wedding cake
Best Photography

Fondant Wedding Cake With Lego-Themed Toppers

Fall leaf decorated wedding cake
Beth Photography
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