Autumn is the season of bounty and fall 2010 wedding cake trends revel in this. The traditional feel of harvest is offset by wedding cakes that embrace uniqueness or even retro vibes. This Fall’s wedding cakes are meant to showcase the bride and groom’s personalities.
Fall 2010 Wedding Cake Colors
Colorful wedding cakes will continue to be popular this fall, taking cues from bridesmaid dresses. According to the ‘Fall 2010 Pantone Fashion Color Report’, purple will still be a trendy color, leaning more towards plummy fuchsia. The season’s dark browns and natural greens pair beautifully with purple.
Still trending turquoise blue and deep rosy reds or corals can be combined for fun, retro wedding cakes. Traditional autumn colors continue to be popular for fall weddings, with a deeper yellow becoming a popular shade.
Pale gray is also expected to be hot this fall. This makes for a softly romantic wedding cake, especially when paired with the current mauvey-beige.
Natural Fall Wedding Cake 3D Elements
This fall’s wedding cake ideas still embrace the three dimensional trend, with a natural spin. Leaf applications are a popular cake decoration for autumn. Don’t feel limited to tree leaves. Ferns and other plant leaves can look fabulous as well. The leaves should appear to be coming off the cake.
Wedding cake tiers can be decorated with fruit. Figs and grapes mix well with fall colored flowers of orange, yellow and pinks. Acorns and gourds also compliment this season’s trendy colors.
Abstracts of nature themes are also popular. The scroll work is iced on or cut out and applied, to give the popping 3D effect.
Buttercream Wins Out for Fall
Fondant is no longer the go-to wedding icing. Buttercream is making a come back and will be gracing more cakes this fall. It is a nod to the retro wedding trend and current financial climate (being less expensive than fondant). Buttercream is well suited to cool autumn weddings, protecting the frosting from melting. It can be smoothed out, lending a more organic look than rolled fondant.
Retro Fall Wedding Cake Decorations for 2010
Like the icing and colors, retro wedding cake decorations will also be popular for fall 2010. Birds are a huge standout in this trend. Brides and groom are even choosing to use birds in place of traditional wedding toppers. These feathered pairs either go natural or gussied up in a wedding dress and tux.
Wedding cake stands should also be considered part of cake decorating, playing a big part in the presentation. Milk glass wedding cake stands are perfect for most retro weddings and compliments all colors.
2010 Fall Wedding Cakes Reach New Heights
The traditional two or three tiered wedding cake won’t cut it for new autumn brides. They are expecting a five, preferably seven, tiered showstopper. Couples with small guest lists or budget concerns creatively use fake layers, decorated like the actual cake, to economically achieve this trend.
Another option is to place a two-tiered wedding cake on top of a massive cupcake tower. Three layers of cupcakes should be approximately the height of one layer of wedding cake.
Choosing a towering wedding cake doesn’t mean settling for circle layers. Brides and grooms can still choose to make their cakes unique by having square, oval, octagon or any other shape. Off-center and skewed cake layers are also still popular.
Filling Is Your Choice in 2010
There is no must-have wedding cake filling for fall, as anything goes. It is completely up to the bride and groom’s tastes. Many couple are choosing creative combinations and picking different flavors for each wedding cake layer.
Fall 2010 Pantone Fashion Color Report
InStyle Weddings: Cakes by Season: Fall