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Dessert Dreaming: Four Beautiful Fruit Cakes For Your Fall Wedding

Replete with apples, berries and other seasonal bounty plucked from the vine or crafted from sugar, these cakes are indeed pretty enough to eat
By: 
Megan Bartley

1. BERRY GOOD This two-tiered fondant cake with hand-painted, watercolor-style greenery lends a chic, clean backdrop for the show stopping greenery and blackberry, strawberry, huckleberry and blueberry embellishments, all handcrafted from sugar by West Seattle’s Baked. Custom Cakes. Inside, a light and lovely coconut cake is complemented by blackberry creme filling. $15/serving. 

2. TOP TIER A fruit-laden floral fascinator topper—which includes hops and hops leaves, raspberries on the vine, ranunculus, roses, foliage and a branch of baby apples, all entirely crafted from sugar—sits atop this cake’s octagonal base and round upper tiers. Created by Lower Queen Anne–based Honey Crumb Cake Studio, this three-tier brown sugar cake with boysenberry-black currant filling is also hand-painted in gradient shades of apricot buttercream for a supremely sophisticated look. Price upon request.

3. NATURAL BEAUTY Lightly kissed with gold leaf, artfully arranged fresh kumquats, blackberries and blueberries present a fresh take on this classic three-tier design by The SweetSide, located in Wallingford. A chocolate cake interior with apricot filling, textured Swiss meringue buttercream and tiers of various heights only add to its appeal. $8.50/serving.

4. MODERN MIX Espresso macarons with a honey cinnamon whiskey ganache filling envelop the top half of this two-tier confection from Midori Bakery in Redmond. For the bottom layer, the triple chocolate cake is covered in coconut fondant for a natural, white-on-white appearance and finished with gold leaf accents together with berries, figs and leaves hand-sculpted out of gum paste. Starts at $250.