Easy Fall Cake Decorating Ideas

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Easy Fall Cake Decorating IdeasEasy Fall Cake Decorating Ideas

Looking for some easy Fall cake decorating ideas?  Pull up a chair and get some coffee and let’s talk Fall cake decorating.

The flavors of Fall cakes are some of my favorites and I bet they’re yours too.  Spice cake and carrot cake are my very favorite Fall cakes.  There are all those yummy recipes for combinations we can find today, too. Fall cakes are so delicious we want to show them off with beautiful cake decorations, too.

Now that it’s that delicious time of year when we can bake and not worry so much about heating up the house.  I don’t know if that’s a concern where you are, but in South Texas we don’t bake that much in the Summer, lol.

Fall colors are rich and warm and look amazing when they’re used to decorate a cake.  Oranges, browns, reds and yellows make these easy Fall cake decorating ideas look like you worked so hard on them.

Image:  Fall Cake by Linda Marklund on Flickr, Commons 2.0

Fall Cake Decorating
Fall Theme Birthday Cake by Kimberly Vardeman

What’s Not To Love About Fall?

Scarecrows and pumpkins, corn and cornucopias. These are just a few of the symbols of Fall that we all love.

Fall leaves are a favorite symbol of the season because of their colors and shapes. Leaves are also some of the most popular designs to learn, too.

You can use leaves for all sorts of cakes. So if you learn how to make Fall leaves, you can then make Spring leaves, leaves for flowers and more!

Autumn leaves are also great for Fall wedding cakes, bridal showers and birthdays.

Of these symbols of Fall, autumn leaves and pumpkins are probably the easiest cake decorating ideas to master.  I have some very easy and VERY fun Fall cake decorating ideas for you!  Ready?

Cake Decorating Piping Techniques: How to Make Leaves

This is how I learned to make leaves.  Back when I learned, there were no videos, either!  But as the saying goes, it just takes practice, practice and more practice.  The practice board makes it so much easier, too.  Below the video, I’ve included links to the tools used for your convenience.

Wilton Practice Board SetWilton Practice Board SetWilton 402-67 Leaf Decorating TipWilton 402-67 Leaf Decorating TipWilton Decorating Tip, No.352 LeafWilton Decorating Tip, No.352 Leaf


Edible Fall Leaves For Cakes and Cupcakes

This video takes the process of making Fall leaves to the next level.  The Icing Artist demonstrates how to make gorgeous edible Fall leaves with gum paste colored in lovely red, orange and yellow.  Look under the video here for links to the tools she used in the video.

Autumn Leaves & Acorn StampersAutumn Leaves & Acorn StampersDuff Airbrush SystemDuff Airbrush SystemMetallic & Pearl Sheen AirbrushMetallic & Pearl Sheen Airbrush


How to Color Fondant & Gum Paste Using Gel Food Coloring

Wait, have  you ever died fondant & gum paste?  If not, don’t worry ~ this is for you!  It’s FUN!  Personally, I use those clear plastic food handling gloves to keep the dye off my hands.  It’s not perfect, your fingernails can rip the gloves.  But it mostly works!  lol

AmeriColor Student Gel Paste Food ColorAmeriColor Student Gel Paste Food ColorSatin Ice Vanilla FondantSatin Ice Vanilla Fondant


How to Make a Fondant Pumpkin

Now that you know how to dye your gum paste or fondant, try these cute little pumpkins for your Fall cake decorating.  Very easy!

Fu Store Cake Decoration Tool SetFu Store Cake Decoration Tool SetWilton Fondant, 24-Ounce, WhiteWilton Fondant, 24-Ounce, WhiteCake Craft Coloring Gel Startup KitCake Craft Coloring Gel Startup Kit


Sweet Seasons: Fall FoliageSweet Seasons: Fall Foliage

Learn Fall Cake Decorating At Craftsy

Now if you feel confident enough to take on some seriously fun sugar art and whip up some fabulous confections, take a look at this!

I love taking online classes and learning what I want to know from the comfort of my desk. In this Craftsy online class, you can learn about creating beautiful sugar berries, leaves and pumpkins.

Sweet Seasons: Fall Foliage is a four part course taught by author and top instructor Nicholas Hodge. Mr. Hodge has taught sugar arts all over the world touring 26 countries. He has been a judge at numerous sugar arts competitions too.

Mr. Hodge currently teaches in Tokyo and Chicago, but this is an opportunity to learn from a widely respected expert in Sugar Arts.

You can stream this four-part class from anywhere, anytime ~ and it’s high definition! Click here to learn more about these classes.



Fall Kit Kat Cake with Reese’s Pieces

Here’s one of my favorite easy Fall cake decorating ideas for a fast treat to take to the office, school, or a dinner party. It’s my favorite because it’s fast as well as easy…and I love Kit Kat bars! Links below to the items you’ll need for this cake. For the peanut butter cream that she used in the center between layers, she took some whipped cream and mixed some peanut butter into it. YUM!

Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake, Butter Recipe ChocolateBetty Crocker Supermoist Cake, Butter Recipe ChocolateKIT KAT Bars (Milk Chocolate, 1.5-Ounce Bars, Pack of 36)KIT KAT Bars (Milk Chocolate, 1.5-Ounce Bars, Pack of 36)Reese's Pieces, Peanut Butter Candy in a Hard Coated ShellReese’s Pieces, Peanut Butter Candy in a Hard Coated ShellBetty Crocker Rich & Creamy Frosting, Chocolate, 16 OzBetty Crocker Rich & Creamy Frosting, Chocolate, 16 Oz


Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

Pressed for time?  Not to worry ~ here are some time-saving leaves and pumpkins for decorating your Fall cakes.  Aren’t they cute?

Edible Fall Leaves Assorted SetEdible Fall Leaves Assorted SetFall Maple Leaves Rice PaperFall Maple Leaves Rice PaperMellocreme Pumpkins Fall CandyMellocreme Pumpkins Fall Candy


2016 Pinterest Party Fall Blog Hop

This post is part of the Pinterest Party 2016 Fall Blog Hop. The Pinterest Party is a group that helps people grow their Pinterest following. Find other Fall related posts in this blog hop below:

Oct 1  How to Create a Halloween Wreath Holly Jolly Holidays
Oct 2 Easy Fall Cake Decorating Ideas  (You Are Here!)
Oct 3 S’mores And Bonfire Backyard Party Ideas Glitter ‘N’ Spice
Oct 4 BirdWatching: 5 Useful Tips to Make it Great Grammie Knows How
Oct 5 Little Blog in the Country
Oct 6 Birthstone Magic
Oct 7  Halloween Decor & Lighting Miss Frugal Fancy Pants
Oct 8  Stay On Track This Halloween  Fit for God
Oct 9   Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars    Southern Family Fun
Oct 10 Autumn Placemats – Free Crochet Pattern Olives & Okra
Oct 11  Inspired by Autumn: Art Journal Backgrounds with Gelli Prints   Determined to Shine

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10 Comments on “Easy Fall Cake Decorating Ideas”

  1. I have always been afraid of cake decorating, but you make it look easy! I can imagine easily celebrating autumn with these beautiful cakes.

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