Planning a celebration this fall and not sure where to start? Here is some inspiration to help you usher in the season in a way that feels true to your unique vision, while still being festive and unmistakably autumnal.
Décor – When it comes to fall cake decorations, there are endless possibilities to how you might interpret the season. If you are inspired by the fall foliage, you can look for edible autumn leaves, flowers, and acorns to create a cake that truly exemplifies the landscape. If you love fall themes such as pumpkins, gourds, and cornucopias, you can find fondant or marzipan versions of each that will make any cake look ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any other fall festivities that you enjoy.
Colors – One of the best aspects of the fall season is the rich palette that goes hand-in-hand with this time of year. If you want to infuse some autumnal colors into your cake, the world is truly your oyster. You can go with bright and cheerful shades of orange, yellow, and red, or stick with dramatic shades of burgundy, brown, and purple. If you love a little bit of everything, you can find creative ways to represent all of these colors in your cake.
Flavors – In contrast to to the light and refreshing flavors that are sought out in Spring and Summer, Fall is a time for rich, luxurious, and spicy notes. Look to ingredients like cinnamon, apples, pears, carrots, ginger, cardamom, pumpkin, caramel, sweet potato, and rich dark chocolate, to create a cake that not only reflects the season, but will keep you warm and full all autumn long!
Themes - If you are planning a fall wedding, you can give your cake a seasonally appropriate and regal look by incorporating colorful ribbons in plum, gold, or crimson to accent each tier. Garlands of various fall flowers in different textures and colors can rest on top of your cake or fall down the side for dramatic effect.
If you are throwing a party that falls on one of the biggest holidays in the fall, Halloween, there are no limits to the colors, patterns, and designs you can include on your cake! For a playful and literal representation of the holiday, ghosts, goblins, witches, spiderwebs, and other critters can be used to create a delightfully spooky scene. If you're interested in a more chic theme, fondant can be laid out in beautiful black and orange designs that are a vast departure from the classic, cartoonish Halloween decor.
If you are planning a fall event, there are tons of ways to get into the spirit and come up with a delicious, chic, and festive creation that will pay homage to autumn perfectly! If you’d like to learn more about the types of cakes that are available to you and get some input from our team of baking professionals, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us here to start the conversation!