Terms of Service Privacy PolicyDisclosure

Groom’s Cake

 

Once a rarity at weddings, groom’s cakes have gained such popularity that now, it’s rare to go to a wedding that doesn’t feature this alternative to the main wedding cake. The tradition of groom’s cakes in the United States has its roots in the South. Normally, a groom’s cake is a gift from bride to groom, and acts as a foil to the often feminine, traditional wedding cake. Normally, groom’s cakes do not feature anything flowery or feminine, and often take the shape of something with significance to the groom – a mascot for a favorite sports team, a college logo, a favorite hobby or beverage. Likewise, the flavors of the groom’s cake will typically contrast with the wedding cake, and will often be something “dark,” such as chocolate or a liquor-soaked cake of some sort. Another popular option for a groom’s cake is a cheesecake, which typically does not lend itself well to being stacked in multiple tiers (although it can – and is – done.) Groom’s cakes are usually served on a separate table from the wedding cake, and may sometimes even be served at the rehearsal dinner the night before. Want to represent your groom in some meaningful and whimsical way to your wedding guests? A groom’s cake may be just the thing.

0

For the Guys: Meatloaf Groom’s Cake

Meatloaf Groom's Cake

This, Gentle Readers, is not a cake that looks like a meat loaf.  This is, in fact, a cake made of meat loaf.

As the story goes, groom Todd was asked what flavor cake he wanted for “his” cake.  His sarcastic answer?  “MEAT!”

Well, someone took Todd very seriously, and this delightful (and reportedly delicious) meatloaf cake was born.

So, I wasn't at said wedding.  But I can make a fair guess here about the components. Read More

 
0

For the Guys: Mets Groom’s Cake

Mets Jersey Grooms Cake

Batter Up!

Now this is a groom’s cake that both he and she will love!  Not because they’re both baseball fans (though that would be a cool reason, too.) I think this would be an “it pleases everybody” because he gets to represent his favorite team (he’s happy) and it’s just SO darn CUTE! (she’s happy.)  See?  Everyone Read More

 
0

For the Guys: Pirate’s Chest Groom’s Cake

treasure chest groom's cake

Oh, how I love chocolate.  And how I love pirates (well.  Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, anyway.) So this cake is pretty dreamy, don't you think?

I love that it's a cake – and I'm gonna go ahead and assume chocolate – filled with – YES! – Read More

 
0

For the Guys: Tattoo Groom’s Cake

tattoo groom's cake

Is your guy inked?  Are you?  Well, then I’ve found your cake.  You’re welcome.

Isn’t this cake fab?  The tattoo designs are so retro awesome that I couldn’t resist.  And the motifs are darling, from “Love” to “Luck.”  And extra points for ice cream and cupcake tattoos!  The topsy-turvy asymmetrical layers are so fun, with red, red roses topping the whole thing in a nod to tradition.  And the hand-drawn designs on fondant are incredible.

We don’t know who made this lovely cake, but if you do, we’d love to hear!  We found it on Pinterest.  And even though you’d never want to copy a cake exactly, this is a great cake for taking a stellar concept and making it your own.

Love the idea of a tattoo wedding cake?  See this one we featured earlier this year.

Source

 
0

For the Guys: Groom’s ‘Cake’ Picnic Feast

Grooms cake picnic

Guys, I had to.

So many times, I see groom’s cakes, and I think, that groom had NOTHING to do with picking out this cake.

But this one has the mark of GUY  all over it.

From the chicken tender bottom tier, to the subs on the middle tier, to the bowl of macaroni salad on the top tier (oh boy, I hope they didn’t freeze it) and beyond – to the Chewbacca and Bride cake toppers….nothing has EVER said Read More

 
0

For the Guys: College Basketball Cake Pops

Groom Cake Pops

Thinking out of the box for the guys, aren’t these darling?

If your guy is a huge sports fan (or if you both are, and you want to use the groom’s cake as an expression of that) I think this Read More

 
0

Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for August 19, 2012

Diy Dreamy Vintage English Wedding Cake

Greetings and salutations!

I have a question for you:  why, oh why, does it take going back to school for kiddoes to make life suddenly make sense and seem orderly again?  I think that’s hitting the nail on the head.  It’s a sense of order.  A sense of order that my household has been sorely lacking since the Great Homeschool Experiment of ’11.

Homeschooling parents?  God bless ’em.  We found out that a) this career girl may not be cut out for that kinda thing; b) my daughter may not be, either.  So maybe we’ll revisit in a few years.  Or maybe not.  You don’t know until you try it, and for now, we’re gonna throw the towel in.

What does this have to do with weddings?  Oh, Read More

 
0

For the Guys: Pint Groom’s Cake

Beer Pint Groom's Cake

I have beer on the brain.

I’m not sure whether it’s the two days straight that I’ve opted for meals in pubs, or if it’s the fact that I just spent an awesome week with a beer loving friend, but I knew it was time to feature that king of groom’s cakes: The Beer Cake.

But isn’t this cool?  If I’m gonna drink beer, it’s gonna be a good one, and this replica of a pint of Guiness Extra Stout, with lots of cute changes made to the label to make it an original statement, is just awesome, and celebrates right where I am today.  I don’t know if it makes me crave cake or beer, though.  Either way, it’s good.

We found this fantastic cake on Pinterest, but if you’re after the look, it was created by the team at Pink Cake Box.  We are huge fans of their meticulous work.

Source

 
0

For the Guys: Megeve Chocolate Groom’s Cake

Megeve Chocolate Cake

For the boy who is a man and is getting married, and loves France, or chocolate, or skiing, or all of the above, I give you the Megeve Chocolate Groom’s Cake.

Named for the French ski resort town of the same name, this kinda looks like a big, delicious, chocolate mountain, doesn’t it?  With its dusting of icing sugar, I’d like to swish my way down the side of it with a fork right about now.  Beneath all those chocolate curls you’ll find discs of vanilla meringue sandwiched together with chocolate mousse.  Yum and more Yum.

I found this deliciousness on Martha Stewart, but I spy a little “F” insignia in the front, and I’m wondering if it stands for Fauchon, a food emporium in Paris…also known as HEAVEN ON EARTH.  (No.  Seriously.  Go there.  Now.)

Source

 
0

For the Guys: Chocolate Honey Groom’s Cake

Sprinkle Bakes Honey Chocolate Cake

This cake has two of my favorite flavors – chocolate and honey, Honey – so you were going to see it at some point.  Add to it the fabulous design and the gorgeous pop of color from the grosgrain ribbon, and you have cake perfection.

I have a little girl crush on Heather from Sprinkle Bakes anyway, because she makes the most delightful and scrumptious-sounding treats.  But isn’t this just the bees knees, quite literally, y’all?  Rich chocolate cake, glazed with a Read More

 
Pages ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8