You and your groom might be in agreement about your wedding cake, but the groom’s cake is just that—for the groom! So let him have fun with it. Whether it’s about his passions, hobbies, or just a joke from his childhood, the groom’s cake is the perfect place for him to put his stamp on this affair. (For grooms out there who could care less about the décor, the flowers, the fashions, or even the food, this is your chance to add your two cents. Eat it up!) Here are some groom’s cakes you have to see to believe and trust us, they are edible!
Stephanie Kissner of Sweet Retreat sums up how the groom’s cakes differ from traditional wedding cakes, “The theme or style is usually a bit less formal and tends to be more fun, connecting with the couples’ story in a fun way. They also usually let us get a bit more creative with flavors, straying from the standard wedding flavors that are more conservative.”
She also told us how she helps clients decide on what they want in a groom’s cake. “When a client is stuck, I usually try to sit down and just get a laundry list of things that they like or connect to. Listening to the client is key. Getting them to chat about wedding details or tell me stories can sometimes unlock an idea that can become a fun and unique design. Many times clients tend to get overwhelmed thinking about ‘the how’ to fit everything on the design. If I can get the list of ‘what’ they want to portray, I can use that to bring them a completed picture in a cohesive cake design.”
GROOM’S CAKES THAT EMBRACE A HOBBY
Love to golf? Consider a cake of your favorite par 3. Wish you were in a band? Have your baker make a cake of your favorite musical instrument. You can have a groom’s cake that plays off your hobbies. This can be anything from your weekly card game to bowling. Even if your fiance is a couch potato, you can have a cake made to embrace his love of tv.
FIND YOUR PASSION
Has your fiance always been a football fan or super handy around the house? Whatever your passion, whether its sports, art, or a favorite book, any of it can be made into a groom’s cake. This is also a great opportunity to use the hues the bride might not have wanted in the wedding color palette into your cake. (So if the bride doesn’t like purple and you want a Vikings cake, we say go for it).
GROOM’S CAKES THAT TELL YOUR STORY
Sometimes couples choose to make the groom’s cake whimsical in comparison to the traditional wedding cake. One creative couple used the groom’s cake to tell their story. Kissner of Sweet Retreat explains about a confection she created all about Chicago, “The Chicago cake was done to tell the story of the couple; where they met, where they worked and where they were going on their honeymoon.”
COMPROMISE WITH THINGS YOU BOTH LOVE
And like marriage itself, you can always compromise. For instance, some people opt for a groom’s table filled with traditional cakes flanked by dark liquors the groom loves. We love this one from Café Latte.
All photos courtesy of the bakeries.