In this post: A beautifully styled farmhouse fall tablescape with a naked cake centerpiece.
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Hello and welcome to another Fall themed decorating post!
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 have 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
Rather than set a traditional table with place settings, I opted to do a coffee and dessert fall tablescape.
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!
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 the 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.
The rest of the centerpiece is actually a ruffled bed scarf, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangeas from our garden, and fruit.
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!
It was actually quite fun to put this farmhouse fall tablescape together and I’ll definitely be making a naked cake again!