Fruits of the Forest – Autumn Nuts & Berries

autumn wedding cake with apple blossoms and roses by Erica O'Brien left, blackberry wedding cake by Maggie Austin right

With rustic, woodsy wedding backdrops haute wedding style for 2015/2016, there’s never been a better time to try out decorating with gumpaste fruits of the forest and autumnal foliage.

Inspired by a selection of the some of the best examples of fall-themed cake art below, we’ve put together a collection of helpful tutorials for autumn themed cake decorating:

Starting with our feature cake above, striking apple green accents against decadent chocolate makes a glorious confectionary nod to the rich harvest of the autumn season in our first showcased design above left. Dressed with apple blossoms and roses, this confectionary creation by Erica O’Brien makes the perfect dessert centrepiece for an elegant orchard wedding.

The incredible botanically-correct detailing of a Maggie Austin wedding cake makes the natural inspiration of Fall one of the most spectacular seasons in which to commission a Maggie cake – like the berry and blossom adorned beauty above right.

Hand-painted elements add an illusion of dimension to the sweet blackberry brambles and climbing roses adorning this Cakes by Krishanthi, London creation below (image by Anushe Low via the Bloved wedding blog).

blackberry bramble wedding cake with roses by Cakes by Krishanthi for Bloved Wedding Blog, image Anushe Low

Ripening blackberries crafted from gumpaste exquisitely coloured are framed with incredibly realistic blackberry leaves and blossoms below, not to mention a gumpaste forest of fondant acorns – the wonderful sugarwork of Hilary Rose Cupcakes.

gumpaste acorns, oak leaves and blackberries by Hilary Rose Cupcakes

A simple sprig of autumn berries and blossoms can take a white-iced cake to new heights, as seen in this elegant bake by Erica O’Brien below.

blackberry wedding cake for autumn with leaves and blossoms by Erica O'Brien

The luxurious chocolate and gold wedding cake by Karen’s Kake Studio (below left) is crowned with giant white blooms adorned with gold centres paired sprays of autumnal burgundy berries, while earthy sugar acorns make a delightful, yet understated finishing touch to Bella e Dolce’s autumn wedding cake creation, below right (image by Mitch Ranger Photography).

chocolate and gold wedding cake with autumn berries by Karen's Kake Studio left, wedding cake with acorns by Bella e Dolce, Mitch Ranger Photography

Blended shades of fall colours give a wonderful watercolour effect to this autumn-mist styled cake design by Catherine’s Cakery, Ottawa (below left) while embroidered-effect leaves in gold add a touch of sophistication to a decadent gold and chocolate wedding cake by Bellaria Cake Design (below right).

chocolate and gold wedding cake with acorns and leaves for autumn wedding by Bellaria Cake Design right, autumn mist cake by Catherine's Cakery Ottawa left

Sweet and Swanky Cakes add a touch of whimsy to their decadent chocolate cake, with a delightful gathering of autumnal peonies and berries.

autumn wedding cake in chocolate with berries and peonies by Sweet and Swanky Cakes

Carved initials add a quirky and personal element to this berry garlanded creation by The Cake Whisperer – the perfect bake for a boho bride.

autumn wedding cake for the boho bride with berry garland by The Cake Whisperer

A majestic pairing of purple and lilac is beautifully topped with lime green leaves and the complimentary hues of blackcurrant berries and lavender roses – an inspiring design from Lina Veber Cake, Sweden.

autumn berries and roses wedding cake in lilac and purple by Lina Veber Cake

Berries and brambles make a rustic yet fabulous addition to this simple, white iced cake below left (image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers), while on the right, Maggie Austin demonstrates her meticulous gumpaste skills with a perfectly crafted blackberry, leaf and blossom.

gumpaste blackerries, leaves and blossom right by Maggie Austin, image left Sarah Winward


Get expert tuition from Maggie Austin on Craftsy with her Fall-themed Sugar Berries, Leaves, and Blossoms class below.

gumpaste berries tutorial on Craftsy

Master sugar florist, Nicholas Lodge, also teaches an autumn inspired class on Craftsy featuring fall foliage, berries and pumkins. Find out more here: Sweet Seasons – Fall Foliage.

fall foliage, berries and pumkin tutorial by Nicholas Lodge

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