Finding a fall wedding cake that is seasonal and stylish is surprisingly simple. We found designs that felt quintessentially rustic, while others that felt romantic, modern, and even traditional. While we admit that we may be partial to a white cake dressed in the season's best—from fresh foliage to berries and branches—we're just as into the more unexpected designs. From pretty cakes with seasonal touches to styles with modern metallic accents and unexpected shapes, we found autumn-inspired wedding cakes for every couple's style.
Want to see what we're talking about? Keep reading for 30 fall wedding cakes that feel perfect for the season. Scroll through, save your ideas, then tweak the designs to match your own wedding style, whether it's modern, rustic, romantic—or a combination of them all! Because, moral of the story: It is possible to have a wedding cake that feels perfect for fall and right for your wedding's aesthetic, whatever that may be.
Wildflower Cakes created this tiled confection that was hand-painted in shades of blue and orange and finished off with delicate fall leaves.
Saltadena Bakery made this beautiful burnt orange cake, proving that colored icing can be chic. We especially love how this was done in a mini size and decorated with coordinating blooms (by Calibri Blooms).
Autumn Nomad dressed this plain white cake for the season with dried flowers, petals, and textured grasses.
Flourish Cake Design used a fondant printer to print a pattern designed by this stationer bride, then draped it over the square wedding cake. Says the bride, "It was one of the most talked-about details of our wedding—many guests didn't believe it was real!"
This buttercream confection, made by SusieCakes, was decorated with fall leaves, berries, and dried grasses. Tiny blooms add a sweet touch.
As another take on the simple white cake, Alliance Bakery created this pretty confection with a layer of textured stripes and a plain base accented with a delicate floral design. A handful of fall leaves completed the look and also added just a touch of color.
At their destination wedding in the Dominican Republic, one couple was inspired by marble for their cake's aesthetic, but wanted to leave some softness in the design. Florals were added along with a soft brown marbling for this late fall wedding cake.
A Focus on Florals
This simple white cake was decorated with a bundle grasses and blooms off-center for a sweet and chic look.
At this Montana wedding, Miss Patti Cakes created a simple buttercream cake that was decorated with peach roses, golden leaves, and a statement pink dahlia. A wooden based completed the rustic yet elegant look.
Don't be afraid to embrace black frosting. The Solvang Bakery dreamt up this romantic cake with two tiers of chocolate frosting and an abundance of blush blooms.
A Cascading Cluster
For this wedding in Boulder, Colorado, Shamane’s Bakeshoppe created a three-tiered cake decorated with delicate illustrations of mountains and trees. It was further decorated with roses, berries, and figs.
A Rustic Look
This semi-naked cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop was wrapped in delicate branches, proving that rustic can be done in a chic, even romantic way.
Whipped Bakeshop lined this two-tiered cake with dried pears, and we're simply obsessed. The result is modern, organic, and totally sweet.
Full of Fruit
This cutting cake was taken to the next level by piling fruit on the top tier and around its base.
At this fall wedding in North Carolina, Edible Art filled this semi-naked cake with strawberry filling, then topped it off with antique hydrangeas. “Cutting the cake was the only time Ed and I left the dance floor,” recalls the bride.
Fun With Feathers
For a rustic fall wedding, the couple offered up a single tier apple spice cake adorned with fresh flowers, dried foliage, and features for a unique touch.
Keep It Local
For their fall Florida nuptials, the bride and groom had a tall naked cake served to guests. As a minimal touch to their locale, the design was adorned with citrus fruits.
Poetry in Motion put a unique twist on our go-to favorite—blooms and buttercream—with this cake by lining each tier with red-hued foliage, then adding blush blooms to achieve a look that feels like a romantic take on the fall season.
We've talked a lot about white cakes dressed up with seasonal accents, but let this cake by Belmond Hotel Caruso's in-house caterer serve as one last reminder. Here, this simple cake was decorated with mini citrus fruits, proving that citrus, when paired accordingly, can work for any season.
Work With White
Want an all-white cake during the fall? Warm dried grasses and textural blooms can add an autumnal feel to the design.
A Marble Moment
A marble marvel by Frost It Cakery is a great example of how just a little textural or dimensional interest can instantly elevate any cake. The dusty-hued floral accents are the cherry-on-top to this fall-worthy treat.
A Semi-Naked Base
This semi-naked cake by Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes was made with vanilla and lemon flavors and raspberry filling. It was then topped with ferns, eucalyptus branches, and greenery.
Favorite Cakes decorated this textured confection with vines, white booms, and a dose of lavender up top. Elegant, effortless, and elevated all rolled into one, there's simply nothing that we don't love.
At a NYC restaurant wedding, three sleek white cakes were topped with a mix of pink, green, and mauve florals to create a romantic and organic arrangement on each confection.
Fresh figs and ivy completed this semi-naked cake by Paper Cake Events. We love how these fresh details add an unexpected yet striking autumnal flair.
Another fig favorite, this cake was decorated with textured icing and a drip finish. The dark, deep, and moody shades of this sweet treat are pure fall magic.
This wedding cake was made for fall with details such us semi-naked frosting, gold-specked accents, and vibrant blooms.
A Classic Design
This tiered white cake was wrapped with a cascade of seasonal blooms for an added pop of color. This is a classic choice to add a subtle fall-flavor to your seasonal nuptials.
Blooms in shades of orange and deep purple are perfectly on palette for a cake at a fall wedding in Northern California. As a fun whimsical touch, solo petals also lightly adorn the confection.
This wedding cake was accented with fondant feathers and greenery by Sweets Bakeshop. It's almost too pretty to eat!