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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.

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For the Guys: Klondike Bars As Groom’s Cake

Klondike Bars Grooms Cake

Hahahaha! YES.

Remember all the hullabaloo last year when Wills – sorry, the Duke of Cambridge – wanted his nursery tea favorite as his groom’s cake?  Suddenly, there was a huge clamoring for McVitie’s Biscuit Cake recipes.  (I have yet to make mine.  But I’m soooo gonna.  Someday.)  Well, in the spirit of “groom’s favorite treat as groom’s cake” – I give you…

A PLATTER FULL OF KLONDIKE BARS!

No seriously.  I love this.  I mean, it’s brilliant in its simplicity (and you know I love simple brilliance) and I bet it perfectly captured the groom’s tastes and personality.

Now, I know several bakers that TOTALLY could’ve made a giant Klondike-Bar-Groom’s-Cake-looking-cake, and it would have been stunning.  But hey…if your guy just wants Klondike Bars, then give him Klondike Bars, you know?  Start the marriage off right 😉

This adorable photo was captured by Jenny Evelyn Photo.

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For the Guys: Star Wars Groom’s Cake

Star Wars Groom's Cake

Oh. My. Star. Wars.  This cake by Anna Cakes of Winter Springs, FL is all kinds of amazing!

I grew up in a house filled with Star Wars.  My little brother was in elementary school when they released Episode I The Phantom Menace, and it played non-stop in our house for years. I swear I can probably still recite it to you. There may have also been a few epic light saber battles that went down in our kitchen (much to my mother’s dismay).

So when I saw this cake I was Read More

 
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For the Guys: Union Jack Groom’s Cake Inspiration

Union Jack Cake Inspiration

So…maybe it’s a little “backyard barbecue” – or whatever the equivalent is Across the Pond – but I thought this cake was pretty darn adorable.

I think that it was technically created to fete the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Read More

 
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One For the Guys: Spiny Lobster Grooms Cake

spiny lobster grooms cake

So, last week, we showed you the adorable “He’s Her Lobster” groom’s cake, created by the ab fab Jenniffer of Cup a Dee Cakes in Georgia.  We were thrilled then to hear from our Read More

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for April 29, 2011

Snowball Cake pops

Greetings, Cake Lovers and Seekers of Pretty and *sigh* Moments!

What have you been up to this week?  I confess, I’ve had one foot in Fantasyworld (or rather, in the Happiest Place on Earth) and the other in the quagmire that is the last month of the school year.  Will it ever end?  I suppose that’s counter Read More

 
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“He’s Her Lobster” Groom’s Cake

Lobster groom's cake

You know the episode.  Of course you do!  Ross.  Rachel.  Phoebe and the lobsters.

Well, Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes in Georgia (see!  I told you to stay tuned for another fabulous Cup a Dee cake!) likes to think that episode is the idea behind this one.  And I (and a couple million of my closest friends who were also glued to the TV on Thursday nights in the nineties) would like to agree.

While Jenniffer says the cake was a Read More

 
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For the Guys: Waffle Cake, Anyone?

waffle grooms cake

On Saturdays, I always wake up craving those big, country boy, farmhand breakfasts.  I am neither a boy, nor do I live on a farm, so I’m not sure why my body things I need that many calories.  Nevertheless.

Doesn’t this groom’s cake just look scrumptious?  I would LOVE to know what flavors are under that impeccably Read More

 
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One for the Guys: Golf Green Cupcake Cluster

Cupcake cluster golf green

Have you seen this fun idea – taking a cluster of cupcakes, and decorating them to be a unified them, which can look almost like a sheet cake – only WAY funner?

I admit, up to now, I’ve seen this creative technique applied mostly for children’s birthday parties.  But I love LOVE using cupcakes for a groom’s cake!  I mean, why shouldn’t your Main Squeeze celebrate the Big Day with manly cupcakes of his own?

This look is Read More

 
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Hostess Cupcake Groom’s Cake

Chocolate Hostess Cupcake Groom's CAke

What is with me and chocolate lately? Wait. Could there BE a dumber question?  Eh.  It is what it is.  And…what it is…is another chocolate cake from Brooke. 😉

But look at it, will ya?  Like I could resist!  It’s a giant Hostess cupcake, perched upon the top of what we suspect is the groom’s cake for a lovely summer celebration.  And it’s perfectly executed and instantly recognizable.

Okay, so…confession.  I was never really allowed to have these as a kid, and I wouldn’t let my children touch Hostess products with a ten-foot pole, so they would have Read More

 
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A Look Back: Christen’s Favorite Cake Posts of 2011

Exactly one year ago today I jumped on-board this bandwagon called A Wedding Cake Blog. It’s been a great year and I have literally been up to my eyeballs in frosting ever since. I’ve talked about cupcakes, traditional cakes, very blue cakes and been introduced to Cake Pops and Mini-Cakes. I’ve over-shared..I mean really..who knew that a simple wedding cake could inspire so much random blubbering? So on the eve of the eve of the New Year I’ve decided to take a look back at my top ten favorite posts of Read More

 
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