12 Creative and Delicious Groom's Cakes

Get inspired by how these grooms let their interests shine through.

12 Creative and Delicious Groom's Cakes

Photo: Jeff Tisman Photography

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.

preppy groom's cake with button-up shirt, suspenders, bow tie made from fondant

Photo by Shaun Menary Photography

chocolate groom's cake with fondant panda on top

Photo by Edmondson Weddings Photography; Consulting by DFW Events

texas southern wedding red velvet armadillo groom's cake based off steel magnolias

Photo by Carter Rose for F8 Studio
; Consulting by DFW Events

chocolate ganache groom's cake with strawberries

Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; 
Consulting by DFW Events and Emily Clarke Events

megan wollover tracy morgan wedding rolex groom's cake

Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography

matthew stafford texas and detroit lions groom's cake

Photo by Vue Photography

busch stadium and cooler of beers groom's cake

Photo by Karlisch Photography
Consulting by DFW Events

firetruck groom's cake for firefighter with dogs

Photo by Michael Segal Photography

coors light barrel groom's cake

Photo by Stephen Navarre Jr.

rodeo cowboy themed chocolate groom's cake

Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Consulting by Ann Whittington, Event Planner

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