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Naked Cake Farmhouse Fall Tablescape | Plus 6 More Fall Tablescapes!

A beautifully styled farmhouse fall tablescape with a naked cake centerpiece. Plus six other fall tablescapes that will inspire your own fall tablescape!

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Hello and welcome to another Fall themed decorating post! This time, I have the pleasure of hosting six other talented bloggers and their fall tablescapes, as well as sharing my own farmhouse fall tablescape.

During the Holidays and for each changing season, I love to create new tablescapes. If you saw my Fall Farmhouse Dining Room tour the other day, you may caught a glimpse of my naked cake centerpiece. I mentioned that it was inspired by my friend Jamie and also Jenni from Dear Lillie Studio. I love their neutral French Farmhouse style so much! I also created a fall centerpiece you can use year after year because it’s made from faux pumpkins! 

Naked Cake Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

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Rather than set a traditional table with place settings, I opted to do a coffee and dessert fall tablescape.

Home Made Lovely fall table naked cake

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naked cake wood cake stand

It all started with my desire to make a naked cake. I’m not much of a baker (too much chemistry), so I totally cheated and just used a gluten free boxed cake mix. This made it incredibly easy to focus on the presentation and not worry about the baking!

naked cake rea dunn mugs

How to make a naked cake: Bake 3 layers of cake. Cool and set aside the nicest looking layer, this will be the top layer. Cut the top off the other layers so they are flat. Place bottom layer onto a cardboard cake circle. Ice the top surface of the bottom layer and add the second layer of cake. Ice the top surface of that layer and add the final layer of cake. Spread icing all over the cake in a very thin layer. Remove excess icing with a spatula. Embellish with berries or other fruit and greenery.

fall naked cake

naked cake, beaded plate, eucalyptus, pear

naked cake with blueberries and rosemary

The rest of the centerpiece is actually a ruffled bed scarf, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangeas from our garden and fruit.

seeded eucalyptus naked cake wood cake stand

Plus of course some pretty beaded plates and a handful of Rae Dunn mugs. I got the mugs last year at Homesense/Winners so please don’t ask me where to get them now!

rea dunn dessert table

Naked Cake Centerpiece Fall Table

It was actually quite fun to put this farmhouse fall tablescape together and I’ll definitely be making a naked cake again!

Visit my blog friends for even more fall tablescape inspiration for your own home!

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Home Made Lovely | The Wood Grain Cottage

The Learner Observer | The Creek Line House | Cherished Bliss

Hello Allison | Twelve on Main

Have you begun decorating for fall yet? Will you be setting a farmhouse fall tablescape too?

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I'd love to chat with you in the comments!


  1. Courtenay says

    OK, you definitely have me convinced on the naked cake thing. I’ve never tried making one before, but now I’m definitely going to try it out! Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!

  2. sara s syrett says

    I love this! I created a naked wedding cake for my sisters wedding last summer! I think they are amazing! I love yours! And I love the way you styled your table, and those Ray Dunn Mugs..Yes I am a fan! I have my own collection! Thanks so much for including me in this bloghop! It was so great!

  3. Regina says

    Hi Shannon! First of all, you are so pretty! I love the tablescape and you have given me lots of ideas. I don’t think I would have thought about a bed scarf, but I love that idea. I actually love all of your ideas whether they “fit” our home or not. My favorite part of the whole thing is the cake! I definitely will be cheating, our secret! Keep up the beautiful work and have a wonderful weekend and week. Regina xo

  4. Linda Cassidy says

    Love the table and although we did not connect at Blog I think I kept bumping into you often. Loving the Rae Dunn accents ( just created my first Rae Dunn table lol) I am like you and often cheat with the box mix, love this idea

  5. Terry says

    The table setting is such an inspiration, love the cake and the Rae Dunn mugs. Once in a while my Homegoods store or TJ Maxx will get a few of the mugs in and I’ll snag one. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us. Blessings!

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