Fall-Themed Wedding Shower Cake

Wedding Shower Cake

Do you all remember the Super Mario Brothers birthday cake that I made for a 30th birthday earlier this year? Well, the girl that I made that cake for is a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding and since she was helping to plan the wedding shower, she asked me to make the cake. I was very much looking forward to it since I have yet to do a fall-themed cake (my favorite season!), and they wanted the cake to incorporate a number of different elements, which I was excited to put together. The cake was made of 10″ and 6″ tiers of white cake with a chocolate-hazelnut ganache filling and vanilla buttercream. All of the decorative details were done in fondant.

Wedding Shower Cake

The cake was to include the following:

- The wedding color scheme (wine and tangerine);
- Daisies (which the bridesmaids will carry);
- A spray of roses (which the bride will carry);
- The tree and leaves design from the Save the Date cards;
- The personalized stamp they had designed {the design from the stamp is on the front of the bottom tier};
- A border that looked like a ruler (the bride is a teacher);
- A man on one knee holding an apple (ties to a story about the bride and groom’s first date).

Wedding Shower Cake

The bride loved the cake… Mission accomplished!

To view more cakes that I have created, visit the Decorated Cake Gallery.

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61 Responses to “Fall-Themed Wedding Shower Cake”

  1. Michelle @ The True Book Addict on August 2, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Gorgeous! You are so talented. :)

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  2. linda on August 2, 2010 at 6:06 am

    awesome…magnificent…
    just beautiful…wow!

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  3. notyet100 on August 2, 2010 at 6:14 am

    its so pretty

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  4. Rosa on August 2, 2010 at 6:20 am

    This cake is splendid!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Amy K on August 2, 2010 at 6:47 am

    What a stunning cake…I’m sure she did love it…I’m sure everyone did!

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  6. Hoxiesgirl on August 2, 2010 at 7:00 am

    First, what a list of elements to include! Then, what a lovely result – you are amazing!

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  7. Becca on August 2, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Oh my GOODNESS…. That is absolutely STUNNING! You have more talent in your pinky finger than I will ever possess in both of my hands. Keep up the awesome and beautiful work!

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  8. Lisa on August 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Awesome! I hope her wedding cake is as pretty… my first thought when I saw your cake was that it was better looking than MY wedding cake :)

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  9. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on August 2, 2010 at 9:19 am

    This is beautiful. Gorgeous details, and those first date silhouettes must have some great back story to them. Great job in incorporating all their wishes!

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  10. Lacey Bean on August 2, 2010 at 9:29 am

    That is gorgeous! I love all the small details!

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  11. Emily on August 2, 2010 at 9:54 am

    LOVE this! The colors, the daisies, the personal touches. Great work!

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  12. Tina from PA on August 2, 2010 at 10:11 am

    BEATUIFUL !!!

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  13. Liz N on August 2, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Michelle, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you personalized the cake with so much detail that was meaningful to the couple. I’m sure the couple was in awe.

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  14. Maria on August 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh my! The cake is stunning! I love it! You are so talented!

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  15. Jenny Flake on August 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Really beautiful!! Love the colors :)

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  16. RavieNomNoms on August 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Gorgeous!!

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  17. Jeanne on August 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

    It’s just perfect! I love the rulers, they are a great personal touch!

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  18. MamaOnDaGo on August 2, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Love how you put so many fine details about the couple into the cake. Chocolate-hazelnut ganache sounds delicious

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  19. bridget {bake at 350} on August 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Oh MY GOSH!!! You are amazing!!!

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  20. The Souper on August 2, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Georgeous cakes and cookies on your site. Impressive and mouthwatering :)

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  21. Sweet Pea Chef on August 2, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful! Very impressive.

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  22. Alisa on August 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

    You made that? Wow. I love how you incorporated so much personal detail into the cake itself. That is like a tremendous gift all by itself – no doubt that she loved it!

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  23. pamela ponder on August 2, 2010 at 11:25 am

    that is so beautiful you are very talented…love the fall colors..

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  24. Joan on August 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Just beautiful and fall is my favorite time of year. Love the colors!!!!

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  25. Amanda on August 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Oh how pretty! Love the daisies, you did an incredible job!

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  26. Kim (Liv Life) on August 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I have no patience for decorating and am just in awe of what you have put together. Excellent job!

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  27. Sarah on August 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I really can’t thank you enough for this cake! They gave you a long list and you made everything work! I loved it — as did everyone who saw it and ate it!

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    • Michelle on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      It was my pleasure Sarah! I’m so happy that you loved the cake!

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  28. Amber on August 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my goodness. Sooo pretty.

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  29. Belinda @zomppa on August 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    This cake is STUNNING. The colors, the motifs…everything!!

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  30. Sara on August 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Your cake is fabulous, you’re obviously very talented! Beautifully photographed too

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  31. madge @ vegetariancasserolequeen on August 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    You had me at “chocolate-hazelnut ganache!”

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  32. Louise on August 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Michelle, this is one of the most gorgeous cakes I have seen in my 88 years – you are a very talented young woman who has learned her craft exceedingly well. Continued success in your endeavors.

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  33. Anissa on August 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    AH. MAZE. ING.

    I’d sure love to have your talent. Maybe you’ve talked about this before… but where did you learn your mad skills? Especially those flowers?!?

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    • Michelle on August 4th, 2010 at 11:17 am

      Hi Anissa,

      Aw, thank you! I actually took two Wilton cake decorating courses at a local Michael’s – course 1 was basics/buttercream, and the second was Wilton’s course 3 for fondant. The fondant class is where we learned fondant flowers. It was a lot of fun!

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  34. Tracy on August 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    This is a gorgeous cake! Fall is my favorite season, too. :-)

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  35. Natalie (The City Sisters) on August 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Any chance you could move to Dallas? I need your cake-makin’ skills!! That is such a beautiful and creative cake. I’m so impressed, but not at all surprised by your talent!

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  36. Ang on August 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful!

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  37. Mika on August 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Oh, I love the style!!! The colors are amazing…and the stamp is too cute…
    ^_^

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  38. Baking Barrister on August 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I saw this on facebook this morning and was blown away. Gorgeous.

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  39. torviewtoronto on August 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    what a colourful cake

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  40. Magic of Spice on August 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, stunning cake!

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  41. Vera on August 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    we were all so thrilled with it, and it was sooo yummy — still have a giant piece in my fridge! :)

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  42. Ryan on August 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    wow, this is beautiful! those flowers are amazing.

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  43. The Chocolate Priestess on August 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    This is a very lovely cake though I can’t think of the fall at all yet with temps still in the 90+. We’ve now are about 5X the numbers of 90+ days we should have in a year where I live. YUCK!

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  44. Kerstin on August 2, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Wow, what a cake, it’s gorgeous! I’m so impressed! How long does it take you to make a cake like this?

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    • Michelle on August 4th, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Hi Kerstin,

      That cake took me about 15 hours total – that includes making and baking the cakes, making the filling, assembling, crumb coating it, final ice, and then all of the fondant work and final assembly.

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  45. foodies at home on August 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Fall is my favorite time of year too! You aced this cake!

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  46. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on August 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

    That cake is COMPLETELY gorgeous!!! In fact, I’m pretty positive it is the most beautiful wedding cake design I’ve ever seen – no joke!

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  47. Cookin' Canuck on August 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful job, Michelle! That chocolate-hazelnut ganache sounds amazing.

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  48. Lizzy on August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    What a gorgeous cake. I love it!

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  49. Honey on August 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Soo awesome. That must have taken soo long!

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  50. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on August 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    What a beautiful cake! Fall is my favorite time of year, and seeing your cake has me in the mood for some cooler weather and pumpkins!

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  51. sana on August 5, 2010 at 12:41 am

    absolutely beautiful! you are so talented and creative!

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  52. jillyann on August 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful. You make me feel like I bake with an easy bake oven…LOL

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  53. Ro on October 24, 2010 at 2:30 am

    this cake is awesome this is wht i want to be able to do. U said you didnt take a class just learned, That is gorgeous

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  54. pearse on October 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    looks beatiful.I ALSO TOOK THE FONDANT COURSE AND IT JUST GOT OVER LAST WEEK. i MADE A FALL THEME CAKE CHOCOLATE WITH ORANGE ACCESSORIES FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE COURSE. VERY AMATEUR LOOKING ON THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING PART (COULDN’T GET A SMOOTH FINISH-ANY TIPS ON THAT? ) BUT EVERY BODY LIKED IT THE OTHER THINGS. I HAD PUMPKINS,ACORN,LEAVES…ALTHOUGH THEY DIDN’T SHOW ON THE CALSS. ANYHOW THE QUESTION I HAVE HERE IS HOW EARLY CAN YOU MAKE THE FONDANT FLOWERS AND HOW DO YOU STORE AFTER YOU GET THE ORDER TO MAKE THE CAKE.
    YOUR REPLY WOULD MEAN A LOT TO ME.THANKS

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    • Michelle on October 30th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      You can make fondant flowers as far in advance as you’d like – they will dry hard and not go bad. I will make them up to about 5 days in advance. To store, you can keep them on a piece of parchment, on the inside of a box lid – anywhere you have room!

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  55. Jamie Kidd on April 24, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Wow! This is so pretty! I love fall! Thanks for everything you post on your blog! I have tried many of your recipes & love them all! I use many of your recipes for my cakes & they turn out delicious! So glad I found your blog while recipe testing! Keep up the awesome work & recipes!

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  56. fati's recipes on October 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    wowowoowwww! Do you have a tutorial on how to make the wavy look of the big orange coloured flower on the top of the cake? I know how to make normal roses, but not pretty and wavy like this! Just WOW! :)

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    • Michelle on October 13th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Unfortunately, I don’t. I think I just really manipulated the leaves so they got that wavy texture (it’s been a few years since I made this cake, so I don’t remember exactly).

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