It’s that time of year where the leaves are changing to fiery shades of red, orange, yellow and brown. As always, there are some very talented people out there creating cakes and cupcakes that emulate this scenery with the most autumnal style of decorations.
Chocolate orange is probably one of my favourite flavour combinations, especially at this time of year. These Autumn cupcakes from Cupcake Jemma are filled with ganache and decorated with an orange swirl icing and little chocolate leaves.
If you wanted an actual tutorial for the little chocolate leaves, then check out this guide from Domestically Blissful who’ll explain exactly how you can make them.
Or, if you’d prefer a simpler cupcake and don’t want to use real leaves, then these piped chocolate leaves from Pint Sized Baker would be great. I also love how they’ve used leaf printed cupcake cases for an even more autumnal feel.
As Thanksgiving is on it’s way for those of you in the USA, I thought I’d include these adorable turkey cupcakes from Woman’s Day as they fit the autumn colour scheme perfectly too!
The adorable little hedgehogs and toadstools on Red Ted Art’s Thanksgiving cake completely sold it to me. The leaf decorations can be bought and then sprinkled over to look like a woodland floor filled with fallen autumn leaves and extra flora and fauna.
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. They’re an autumn staple and these Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes from Wilton use both piping techniques and cute little pumpkin sprinkles to create these cupcake decorations.
If you wanted to decorate a larger cake but prefer painting over piping, then this Autumn cake tutorial from CakesbyLynz utilises stamps and stencils to decorate the side of the cake instead. There are fondant decorations for the top, which you could make or buy depending on your skills.
If you’ve got a lot of patience and a steady hand then this amazing tree design from My Cake School would be stunning for a party. I love how the 3D design of chocolate leaves ‘grows’ up the side of the cake.
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.