Largely a Southern tradition, the groom’s cake allows both the bride and the groom to design their own cake. When there is one wedding confection, the assumption is that both of the newlyweds had a hand in selecting the confection, while a groom’s cake implies that what we may normally refer to as a wedding cake is in fact the bride’s cake. After all, many wedding cakes are designed to look like the bridal gown.
Sometimes the groom’s cake is just a way to add another flavor to everyone’s dessert options, but in many cases, couples take the opportunity to have some fun with the design. Beer and sports are a common theme to these confections, as are allusions to the hometown, alma mater, or even profession of the groom. A signature style or nickname of the man of the hour may also serve as inspiration for the tasty treat. Depending on the preference and traditions of the couple, the groom may have worked with a baker on the design, or the bride might surprise her beloved during the reception!
Below are a dozen of our favorite groom’s cakes from real weddings. Click each picture to see more from the celebrations! For further inspiration, browse through our gallery of " target="_blank">cakes and desserts.
Photo by Edmondson Weddings Photography; Consulting by DFW Events
Photo by Carter Rose for F8 Studio; Consulting by DFW Events
Photo by Vue Photography
Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Consulting by Ann Whittington, Event Planner