yummmm….groom’s cakes!

Groom’s cakes, a tradition started in the south, is still a favorite among brides in the Midwest. Traditionally the cake was a gift from the bride to the groom and it was packaged individually for wedding guests to take home after the reception.

Now the groom’s cake has morphed into it depicting the groom’s favorite activities or interests. One thing for sure, while the couple’s cake is regal, the groom’s cake is downright fun! Here are few from some of our past weddings:

creative groom's cakes

creative groom's cakes still popular!

fun groom's cakes

A couple of good ideas if you want to buy your groom a cake:

  1. Keep it a surprise. All six cakes above were a total surprise to the respective groom’s; and they LOVED it!!!
  2. If you have a large cake for your wedding, consider giving the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner.
  3. If you love tradition and want all your guests to see the groom’s cake at the wedding reception, be sure to plan ahead and keep the box it was delivered in. 10 out of 10 times you’ll be bringing that whole cake home with you that evening.
  4. Finally, a cute way to get rid of some cake is buy small “wedding cake favor bags”. Have your caterer cut up the remainder of your wedding/groom cake and insert slices into these clear bags. Strategically place these by the exit door and guests can grab one as they are leaving the reception.


4 replies
  1. Kirsten
    Kirsten says:

    Cute post…Groom’s cakes are one of my favorite wedding traditions. I love your idea to keep it a surprise. Mine was a surprise and designed to be a 3D model of a vintage camera for my photographer husband. He loved it, and everyone kept taking photos of it all night.


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