Our guest blog on Fall wedding cakes comes from Alexandra Solak, Marketing & General Manager at Oak Mill Bakery. Oak Mill Bakery opened its doors in 1986, and Alexandra has happily been working there since 2008. If she had to decide, her favorite cake flavor is the devil’s chocolate ganache, although she lives for the french macarons. Alexandra tells us about some of the most popular fall wedding cake trends she’s seen over the past few years.

FALL in love with your wedding cake!

Weddings have become increasingly more and more popular in the months of September, October and November. An interesting trend that we have noticed is the jump in creativity for fall wedding cakes during this time, whether it is in the flavor, the design or both. Could it be that Brides are more willing to take a risk since it is a less traditional time to get married?
Below is a glimpse of the trends we have been seeing…

Cake Flavors

During the scorching Summer months, couples tend to opt for lighter, more refreshing flavors, such as: fresh fruit with custard & whip cream, fruit preserves layered with buttercream, white chocolate or fruit-­‐flavored mousses. When temperatures drop, comfort food is much more appealing. In other words: bring on the chocolate, the decadence, the calories galore!

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Fall favorites include: German Chocolate, Devil’s Chocolate Ganache, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling, Peanut Butter Buttercream, Chocolate Fudge + Fruit Preserves.

Cake Designs

White wedding cakes are still the classic choice that will never go out of style. However, couples that want to incorporate the Holidays (i.e. Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.) or the changing seasons – there are plenty of designs to choose from. Think pumpkins, multicolored leaves, dark chocolate frosting and skulls (just kidding, well not really).

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Our advice?

Go with the flavor & design that best represents you as a couple. If you’re both chocolate lover’s – go with chocolate! If you met on Halloween, and it is now your absolute favorite holiday – go with a spider web -­‐themed cake!

Don’t worry about pleasing everyone else (that is nearly impossible) – plus, it is fun and refreshing for your guests to experience something out of the ordinary.

For fantastic fall wedding cakes and other tasty confections, contact Oak Mill Bakery.

To find out how we can help you with your non-edible wedding decor, contact the Autumn-lovers at MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.

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