Give the man some cake!!

There are few things in the wedding planning process that are made specifically for the groom, one of them being the newly resurfacing “groom’s cake.”   According to Wedding Channel:

“A groom’s cake has its roots in the South, and although it used to be viewed as an added and unnecessary expense, this once-neglected cake has been making a huge comeback. Intended to be a gift from the bride to the groom, the groom’s cake is usually dark (often chocolate or liquor-soaked) and designed with a nod towards what’s traditionally considered “masculine” (i.e., no rosettes in sight).  Although you do not need a groom’s cake, you just may want one. The groom’s cake can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner, to an alternative choice to the bride’s cake at the wedding.”

More and more brides are incorporating this tradition back into their wedding day, and those that don’t, sometimes may end up regretting it!  I cheated my own husband out of his groom’s cake (when the budget hit the roof, it was the first thing to get cut), and now that he knows what a groom’s cake actually is, he continues to gripe about how I, in his own words, “jipped him.”

Today, brides are having fun with the groom’s cake, incorporating their fiance’s favorite teams or hobbies into the actual shape of the cake.  This is the part of the wedding where it’s OK to get a little cheesy, and incorporate the Simpons, or his nerdy love for anything Star Wars.   I’ve been seeing some fabulously fun groom’s cakes at local bakers and wanted to share!


By far, my favorite that I’ve seen recently, was this I-phone cake, made by Joeleen at A Sweet Design (PS: I actually got to taste this cake and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G as usual!!):



This film reel cake couldn’t have been more perfect for my own husband, done by Jamaica’s Cakes:



Perfect for the Vegas lover, from deCroupet’s Cake Sisters:



Or for the music lover, his favorite instrument, this guitar by Skiff’s Cakes:



For the sports fanatic, what about a jersey cake of his favorite team?  This Steelers jersey done by Scrumptious Wedding Cakes:




For the guy who has to have his daily Starbucks, this cake is made by Sweet Lady Jane:




For the guy who is into NASCAR, a racing car cake by Hansen’s Cakes:



For the Star Wars fanatic, an R2D2 cake, by Cinderella Cakes:


And for the bowler, his perfect pin, by Cinderella Cakes:


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    blablover5 said,

    I’m going to attempt making my guys groom’s cake myself.

    It’s going to be a Chicago Style hot dog and it’s gonna be interesting.

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