42 Fall-Inspired Wedding Cakes

Whether you want a rustic confection or a cake adorned with autumnal designs, treat your guests to one of these seasonal big-day desserts

Updated 09/11/15

Amy and Stuart Photography

Finding a fall wedding cake that is seasonal and stylish is surprisingly simple. From pretty confections adorned with berries and blooms to burlap-draped tiered cakes, there's an autumn-inspired wedding cake for every type of bride and groom.

Restraint is key when it comes to opting for a thematic big-day dessert. To balance seasonal details with a timeless style you're sure to love for years to come, your best bet is to select just one or two fall-inspired accents to work into your cake. Wrap tiers in a simple burlap ribbon, top your confection with seasonal flowers like orange and burgundy mums, or incorporate autumnal berries or fruit for a festive yet elegant look.

There are glamorous gilded options, too, that will let you showcase your modern taste in a way that is still well suited for fall nuptials. Want something even more traditional for a super classic affair? We found elegant, all-white cakes that evoke just a hint of the season. Another understated idea is to fill your cake's layers with delicious flavors associated with the season like apple, pumpkin or salted caramel.

Just remember not to feel pressured to choose a rustic wedding cake if it's not your style. While these details are always associated with fall, each and every cake we found prove it's possible to still have an autumnal confection that speaks to your wedding's aesthetic.

To help you find the perfect wedding cake, we found 42 options bursting with autumnal details.

Photo: A three-tiered textured white cake, wrapped in sprigs of lavender and greenery.

Betsi Ewing Studio

A rustic three-tiered wedding cake, adorned with fruit and gilded ivy by Frost It Cakery.

Kate Wenzel Photography

A three-tiered rustic cake wrapped in burlap and twine, with a tree bark-inspired cake topper and fresh pink flowers by The Crown Room.

Natalie Bell Photography

A naked apple cake with cream cheese frosting and a citrus glaze, decorated with fresh apples and autumn leaves by Carried Away Cuisine.

Carrie Patterson

A rustic, faux-bois cake with a sprinkling of fresh ranunculus by Rich McLaughlin.

Eric Kelley Photography

A classic white cake with golden-yellow Rainier cherries decorating the tiers.

Jose Villa

A chocolate ganache rustic wedding cake, with white ruffled frosting and cascading sugared flowers, berries, and twigs by Sweet and Swanky Cakes.


A two-tiered white cake adorned with fuchsia and pink fresh flowers by VG Bakery.

Jen Wojcik Photography

A whimsical gray-and-white three-tiered cake, decorated with calligraphed song lyrics by Sweet Lydia's.

Chad Hansen for First Mate Photography Co.

A naked carrot cake topped with fresh fall flowers by Mayflour Confections.

Peaches and Mint Photography

A two-tiered white and bronzed-hue wedding cake, adorned with a handwritten love sonnet and fresh flowers by Andrea Kargl.

Christian and Reinna

A classic three-tiered wedding cake, decorated with a cascade of succulents.

Marissa Lambert

A white, three-tiered wedding cake with gold lettering and hand-cut gelatin sequins by Melissa's Fine Pastries.

Courtesy of Sweet and Saucy Shop

A two-tiered textured white cake, topped with ripe raspberries by Sweet and Saucy Shop.

Christina Lilly Photography

A four-tiered classic white wedding cake with textured buttercream and red calla lilies, dahlias, and roses by Palermo Bakery.

Hendrickson Photography Weddings

A white, four-tiered wedding cake with cascading cherries, strawberries, and blueberries on a rustic wood slab.

Crystal Stokes Photography

A semi-naked, three-tiered wedding cake with fresh berries and flowers in shades of peach, burgundy, green, and yellow, created by Sky's The Limit! Custom Cakes & More.

Eyelet Images

A three-tiered wedding cake decorated with a white dahlia, blush roses, gold-dusted berries, and greenery, created by Elise Cakes.

onelove Photography

A three-tiered white wedding cake topped with gold deer toppers and decorated with blush flowers, created by Corner Space Cakes.

Nicole Berrett Photography

A three-tiered wedding cake covered in toasted coconut and topped with fresh pink flowers, created by Sugar Bee Sweets.

Weber Photography

A rustic, tree-inspired wedding cake finished with two white birds, created by Adriana's Cakery.

Paperlily Photography

A three-tiered wedding cake decorated with gold leaf details, created by Anne Kathleen Cakes.

Julie Roberts

A three-tiered naked apple walnut wedding cake, decorated with fresh apples, created by Magpies Cakes.


A four-tiered white wedding cake topped with burlap-and-lace flowers, created by Sweet Beginnings by Elaine.

Ashley Bosnick Photography

An elegant white-and-gold two-tiered wedding cake with a wood-grain textured base layer and topped with fresh flower and berries, created by Elysia Root Cakes.

Sarah Kate Photographer

A four-tiered wedding cake with peach and white roses and ranunculus and decorated with rustic branches, created by Creme de la Creme Cake Company.

Greg Finck

A two-tiered white-and-gold wedding cake topped with an apple, created by Sugarplum Cake Shop.

Chelsey Boatwright Photography

A semi-naked, three-tiered wedding cake topped with fresh lavender and wheat, created by Johnson's Custom Cakes and More.

Jeff Loves Jessica Photography

An all-white three-tiered wedding cake with fondant feathers and accented with greenery, created by Sweets Bakeshop.

Kendra Michelle Photography

A four-tiered wedding cake with alternating burlap wrapped and ruffled layers.

Jen Fariello

A three-tiered naked cake adored with fresh berries, orange and pink dahlias, and greenery, created by Kathy from Favorite Cakes.

Emily Wren Photography

A four-tiered white wedding cake decorated with blue thistle and greenery, created by Feast Your Eyes Catering.

Tom and Keidi Photography

An ombre white-and-gold two-tiered wedding cake topped with gold painted hydrangeas.

Jessica White Photography

A four-tiered white buttercream wedding cake, decorated with peach and burgundy flowers, fresh berries, and feathers, created by Once Upon a Cake.

Jim Trice Photography

A three-tiered, carved tree-inspired wedding cake, created by Christina Banner Cakes.

Jen Fariello

A three-tiered square wedding cake topped with fresh apples and figs, created by Tod Dodson.

Katherine O'Brien Photography

A two-tiered white wedding cake topped with a gold acorn, created by Whole Foods.

Marcie Meredith Photography

A three-tiered textured wedding cake decorated with white roses, burgundy dahlias, and berries, created by Simply Decadent Bakery.

June Bug Company

An asymmetrical three-tiered naked wedding cake topped with fresh fruit, created by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery.

Happy Everything Co.

A rustic, three-tiered sour cream pound cake wedding cake topped with cream cheese frosting, and decorated with burlap and a bunting topper.

Anokiart Photography

A three-tiered white wedding cake decorated with burgundy calla lilies, blush dahlias, and air plants, created by The Butter End Cakery.

Aga Jones Photography

A three-tiered wedding cake with burlap wrapped tiers, fresh white ranunculus, and greenery accents.

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