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5 Fall Custom Cake Ideas: Autumn Flavors to Fall in Love With

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

It’s almost fall in Austin, TX and with the promise of cooler air, school starting up again, and the Halloween decorations making their way out of the closet, there are more than a few upcoming occasions that will be calling for some fall-themed custom cakes. Thankfully, there are more than enough Autumn flavor combinations for you to fall in love with.

Autumn is a favorite time of the year for many Austin residents, and The Sweet Tooth Parlor is here to deliver — literally. Our baked treats and cafe items will be available all season long (including a few fall sweets available for a limited time only) at our Round Rock but we are able to deliver locally for all your fall custom cake needs!

Before we give you a little fall custom cake idea inspiration for your end-of-summer, back-to-school, or Halloween party, let’s take a look at some of the fall flavors well-loved all across the South.

Fall Flavors: Popular Texas Autumn Flavor Combinations

There’s just something so cozy about fall flavors that people tend to gravitate toward. While autumn in places like Texas doesn’t always bring colorful changes in leaves, there are many other things to enjoy about the changing seasons in Austin. Here are just a few popular fall flavor combinations that will satisfy your sweet tooth and remind you of everything there is to love about a Texas Autumn.

Apple & Cinnamon

Is there a more iconic fall flavor than apple cinnamon? There is likely only one fall flavor combination that can even compete but a crisp apple pie with the added spice from fresh cinnamon will always scream fall.

We know you love it and so do we, so if you’re in the Round Rock area, stop by and snag an apple cinnamon treat on your way to or from work or when you’re out with your family. From a warm fresh mini apple pie to an apple turnover to-go, The Sweet Tooth Parlor has apple and cinnamon treats that are sure to bring back fun fall memories.


August happens to be a peak for peaches since it falls in the middle of peach season. While peaches are widely known as a summer fruit, National Peach Month actually lands in August as the summer rolls over to fall.

Peach cobbler, peach crisps, peach pie - there’s no limit to the ways you can use peaches to spice up the start of your Texas fall. Get your peach sweets now while they’re still fresh.


Caramel is the perfect addition to any of your favorite treats this autumn. Known for its sweet unique flavor, caramel is a fall indulgence many can’t live without and look forward to all year.

It’s used in many desserts as a topping or even the main flavor, often combined with apple! Is there anything more fall than biting into a caramel apple? From baked goods and fruits to savory treats, caramel is sure to make an appearance.

Berries & Nuts

If you’re looking to feel healthy and indulgent while eating your fall desserts, you may lean more toward the berries and nuts fall flavor combination. Not only can you satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthy baked good combo but berries are also full of antioxidants and natural tartness that perfectly complement any cake.

While nuts are commonly featured in staple fall sweets like baklava, pralines, and pecan pies, adding the sweetness of berries will create a wonderful contrasting flavor that makes them perfect for custom cakes. Berries and nuts are also the perfect seasonal garnishment for your unique fall custom cake design.

Pumpkin Spice

Do you know what’s in pumpkin spice that makes everyone feel like they're taking a bite out of fall? Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg are just a few of the spices that create the beautiful aroma and flavor profile that has become the iconic pumpkin spice flavor. If you know any PSL lovers, shock them this fall with a custom cake that delivers on their greatest fall flavor wishes.

5 Fall Custom Cakes and How to Create Them

Whether it’s for a child’s back-to-school custom cake, a hostess gift for a party, or simply a treat for yourself, The Sweet Tooth Parlor is here to create custom cakes for our Round Rock customers that feel like fall!

Here’s some design inspiration for ordering a fall custom cake.

1. Spiced Peach

Combining the sweetness of peaches with the spices we all love for fall is perfect for the transition from summer to autumn. This is a big reason why peach cobblers are a summer-to-fall staple and spiced peach cake will help you put a new spin on the well-loved flavor combo.

From the spiced cake base to the peach filling, you’ll be surprised by just how well you can recreate one of the season's most well-known homemade treats. If your guest list is 21+, you can even upgrade to a spiced bourbon peach cake!

2. Classic Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is not always popular with the young ones at parties, but for those who aren’t afraid of the name, it can be a surprisingly sweet addition to the fall dessert menu. The carrots added to a classic carrot cake usually have a very subtle flavor that is often overpowered by the other sweet and spiced ingredients that play a big part in this cake's flavor being so closely associated with the fall season.

Our custom classic carrot cakes will likely feature a carrot cake base layered with cream cheese icing. You can even add a little something extra with a caramel filling.

3. S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Cake

Fall weather means that camping season is getting closer and it’s almost time to light those backyard fire pits. It wouldn’t be a bonfire without everyone's favorite fall fireside treat…. S’mores! The hot Texas weather may be delaying your end of fall bonfire but thankfully, you don’t have to wait for temperatures to cool with a S’mores Stuffed Cake custom made at the Sweet Tooth Parlor.

With a chocolate cake base and marshmallow frosting in between the layers, you’ll have that chocolate and toasted marshmallow flavor down. Pair that with some graham crumbles and a chocolate drip over vanilla buttercream and you’ll never have to miss out on fall s’more cravings again!

4. Salted Caramel and Pecan Cake

This timeless fall-themed cake is a hit this season at The Sweet Tooth Parlor. Providing the perfect balance between sweet and salty this delicious treat can even be elevated with just maple or maple bourbon flavoring for even more of that fall feeling.

The foundation of this custom cake is vanilla with caramel filling holding together the layers. As you cut into it, you’ll see how beautifully the gold, buttery caramel contrasts with the white vanilla base. We suggest you top this deliciously sweet and salty treat with pecans, a drizzle of caramel, and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt to really get the full effect.

5. Toasted Almonds and Cream Cake

This mouthwatering dessert is sure to turn heads at your next gathering! With an almond base and cream diplomat filling, this custom cake combines the fall flavor of toasted tree nuts with an added touch of sweetness.

Covered in vanilla buttercream, this sweet treat with subtle toasted almond flavors will surely surprise your fall guests. We suggest you garnish this Toasted Almond Cream cake with toasted almonds (of course), cake crumbs and buttercream swirls. This adds a touch of elegance that will definitively make your custom cake stand out on the dessert table.

Bonus: Pumpkin Spice Delight!

Great news! You don’t just have to drink your PSL to get your taste of pumpkin spice this fall season. Bring it front and center to your fall parties with a Pumpkin Spice Delight custom cake from The Sweet Tooth Parlor.

This one takes a bit of extra creativity to make but since the iconic pumpkin spice flavor is brought to life through common spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, our talented bakers can help make this happen. Whether you’re thinking of a cheesecake or the triple-layered cake of your pumpkin spice dreams, give us a call to see what we can do to bring it to life!

Order Your Custom Cake This Fall At The Sweet Tooth Party

Need to order a custom cake for your fall parties? Look no further than The Sweet Tooth Parlor! We’ll help make your special occasion feel even more worthy of celebration.

Call us today to start designing your custom fall cake.

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