October is a great month for weddings. The weather is mild and the changing leaves create a stunning backdrop for wedding photos.

Of all the fall holidays, Halloween is a winning theme for a wedding. If you’re having a Halloween wedding, you can add a bit of the spooky drama to your wedding cake. One of the biggest trends for Halloween weddings is the black wedding cake. But would you try this trend?

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At first thought, a black wedding cake may seem to be in poor taste–both literally and figuratively. However, if you find the right cake bakery, you can end up with a really elegant cake. Plus, it fits perfectly with the Halloween theme.

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Your cake doesn’t need to be covered in skulls in order to be perfect for Halloween. This black wedding cake is both simple and elegant. Fill it with red velvet cake and you’ve got the full package.

What do you think of the black wedding cake trend for Halloween? Do you think you could pull of this dark and stormy wedding dessert?