For those who are hoping to order an awesome confection for a fall-themed birthday celebration, there is a large selection of birthday cakes suitable for the occasion. Thanksgiving can also be incorporated into the cake, as can fall sports themes. Here are some fun cake ideas that are sure to please everyone at the party!
Embrace the Holiday
When planning a birthday party for someone born around Thanksgiving, the first instinct is often to remove all references to the holiday. Why not turn the idea on its side one year? Very life-like cakes have been made to look exactly like roasted turkeys, and others have been made to resemble a cornucopia bursting with the harvest. Still others have made pilgrim hats, bunches of multi-colored corn on the cob, and even a grouping of pumpkins. Many of these birthday cakes can be ordered through local bakeries. While they may seem very complicated, any baker who can make ornate wedding cakes should be fully able to reproduce any of these ideas with ease.
Fall Fantasy Nature Cakes
Another theme that is very popular in autumn is the gorgeous foliage outside. Take advantage of it and order a cake with a smattering of leaves along the top, or ask for a generous sprinkle of fondant mums on the tiers. If a shaped cake is desired, order one shaped like a pile of leaves or a few bales of hay! The possibilities are endless, especially if the honoree has a taste for quirky and fun food ideas.
Autumn Sports Cakes
With fall comes football, volleyball, basketball, and cross-country running. Cake ideas incorporating these activities range from quite simple to outrageously elaborate and can be ordered to fit any budget. Sports equipment, favorite players, or even the arena itself can be reproduced in cake form. Look around the honoree’s home for clues as to what sport they follow and who their favored personalities are. Asking their spouse or significant other is also another way to get cake ideas covertly.
A fall-themed cake isn’t all about aesthetics. No matter what it looks like, the flavor is also another essential consideration. Pumpkin, apple-spice, or even cranberry flavors can be included in either the batter or the filling to create a scrumptious birthday cake. Nuts such as walnuts and pecans are also fall staples. Be sure to find out if anyone attending is allergic to nuts before including them in the cake. Talk to the bakery to see what fall flavors they offer.
Choosing the right autumn-inspired birthday cake can take some creativity. Luckily, talented pastry artists can bring the vision to life for the occasion. These ideas will give a good starting to point to the cake selection process.