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Make a Fall Themed Cake

By September 23, 2011

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Fall Cupcakes

Fall is one of the most spectacular times of year especially in parts of the world with leaves that change color. This gorgeous transition from green to deep earthy tones of red, yellow and orange is an inspiration for many unforgettable cake designs. These vibrant leaves are not the only creative decorations for cakes; many other seasonal influences such as nuts, fruit or flowers are equally effective on cupcakes and cakes.

Color is often the most important aspect of a fall cake and it does not have to be excessive or overwhelming. A simple ivory cake with a scattering of gum paste leaves and marzipan acorns can have great impact and still be elegant. Cupcakes with cute pumpkin toppers are perfect for a birthday or back to school party. Richly hued fall themed flowers like mums or dahlias, either real or crafted from sugar paste, can crown a perfect rustic wedding cake. For a unique look try simple shiny apples or bunches of sugared grapes with a garland of vines twined around the layers of your cake.

Cake flavors can also be autumn influenced with maple or brown butter icings to follow the theme.

  • Gingerbread cake
  • Pumpkin cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Spice cake
  • Sweet potato cake
  • Toasted hazelnut cake
  • Roasted banana cake


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