October is the most popular wedding month of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. As the fall foliage changes from green to jewel tones of yellow and red, fall weddings are festive and romantic. 

Autumn is also a great time of year to bring in rustic touches, bohemian elements, and seasonal flavors into your wedding day. From your wedding menu to your wedding cake, the fall harvest brings in unique fruit and vegetable options as well as a slew of popular spices and flavors such as pumpkin, apple, maple, and carrot. 

Consider incorporating some of these fall flavors into your wedding cake for a festive and delectable dessert your guests can only get served during fall. In addition, using seasonal ingredients in your wedding cake means your cake will be fresh with local flavor. 

It’s pumpkin season, so try serving a spiced pumpkin layer cake smothered in salted caramel and sea salt, or a pumpkin apple cake topped with maple streusel. Other popular vegetables to incorporate are sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and yams.

Consider adding rich caramel drippings, candied pecans, figs or poached pear to your cake display. You can also try delectable cake fillings such as blackberry, nut butter, or apple cinnamon. 

Check out Zola’s visual below for fall cake inspiration, and check out our complete list of 112 Wedding Cake Ideas for Every Season here.  

Fall Wedding Cake Ideas