Inspiring Groom’s Cakes

Sweet, Unique, and Just for You.

The big day is almost here, and your bride has spent hours finding the perfect cake design and flavor to make her wedding dreams come true. But, what’s a groom to do if Italian crème or French vanilla is not the flavor that you’ve been dreaming of? Well, you get the groom’s cake of your dreams!

The good news, when it comes to the groom’s cake, is that the sky is the limit. You can choose a cake in any flavor, shape, or color. Of course, if chocolate is near and dear to your heart, you can choose a decadent chocolate design that will send any chocoholic over the edge. Thinking outside of the traditional wedding box, many of today’s grooms are requesting cakes baked and iced to reflect their hobbies or interests. Your engaging and original design can even resemble your college logo or mascot, your latest trophy bass, or even your dream car. The groom’s cake can raise the bar on creativity and add an extra element of fun to your reception. If you can dream it, many of the area’s cake designers can make it a reality.

If the idea of having a groom’s cake is new to you, it’s really not new at all. With origins in the 17th century, the groom’s cake is a very old wedding tradition, somehow lost and now rediscovered. The history of the groom’s cake is as varied as its flavors and shapes. Some sources say it originally was a rich, dark fruit cake without icing; some say it was a fruit cake with white icing to match the bride’s cake which was decorated with spun sugar.

The tradition of the groom’s cake is especially popular among the single, female wedding guests. Legend has it that if they take a slice of the groom’s cake and place it beneath their pillows at bedtime, they will dream of their future husbands.

If you or your bride are unsure of groom’s cake etiquette, the groom’s cake should be sliced and served separately, usually by a member of the wait staff. Some couples prefer to offer the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner, a fitting time since the groom’s family hosts the occasion.

Now that you are thinking about your wild, gravity-defying design or more modest and subtly masculine creation, don’t miss this opportunity to have something at the wedding and reception that you can truly call your own. This charming tradition honors you, but be sure you take a bit of the groom’s cake with you after the reception to enjoy the next day as a “sweet” start to your life together.

Custom Rig Groom’s Cake – Designs By D’Anne –  Groom, Thomas Ivy, asked Designs By D’Anne to design his groom’s cake as a replica of Ivy’s Poison, his award-winning 1986 Peterbilt 359. D’Anne’s son, Dustin, was the lead designer on the design and bakery work, and D’Anne’s daughter, Lacy, perfected it with her professional air brush artistry.
Custom Rig Groom’s Cake – Designs By D’Anne –
Groom, Thomas Ivy, asked Designs By D’Anne to design his groom’s cake as a replica of Ivy’s Poison, his award-winning 1986 Peterbilt 359. D’Anne’s son, Dustin, was the lead designer on the design and bakery work, and D’Anne’s daughter, Lacy, perfected it with her professional air brush artistry.
Wooded Themed Groom’s Cake – Ganache – The bakery artists at Ganache created this uniquely designed groom’s cake to reflect the wooded theme of the wedding event. The banana nut cake is covered in a honey cinnamon buttercream frosting. Adding to the beautiful detail, meringue mushrooms were added along the edges, and the cake was placed atop a tree-trunk cake stand.
Wooded Themed Groom’s Cake – Ganache – The bakery artists at Ganache created this uniquely designed groom’s cake to reflect the wooded theme of the wedding event. The banana nut cake is covered in a honey cinnamon buttercream frosting. Adding to the beautiful detail, meringue mushrooms were added along the edges, and the cake was placed atop a tree-trunk cake stand.
Whoa Look Who’s Driving – Cindy's Creative Cakes – Cindy of Cindy’s Creative Cakes is known for doing 3-D cakes. This unique design is made of rich devil’s food chocolate cake and is covered with chocolate icing overlaid with red homemade fondant. The head of the man and deer are each sculpted using sugar gum paste making the entire cake completely edible!
Whoa Look Who’s Driving – Cindy’s Creative Cakes – Cindy of Cindy’s Creative Cakes is known for doing 3-D cakes. This unique design is made of rich devil’s food chocolate cake and is covered with chocolate icing overlaid with red homemade fondant. The head of the man and deer are each sculpted using sugar gum paste making the entire cake completely edible!
Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups Groom’s Cake – Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café – Claudia Bazan-Hill and her staff at Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café created this Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups Cake for a bride wishing to surprise her groom with a cake designed after his favorite candy. This cake serves 125 guests and consists of four layers of chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling. The cake weighed in at 52 pounds!
Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups Groom’s Cake – Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café – Claudia Bazan-Hill and her staff at Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café created this Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups Cake for a bride wishing to surprise her groom with a cake designed after his favorite candy. This cake serves 125 guests and consists of four layers of chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling. The cake weighed in at 52 pounds!
Jumping Bass Groom’s Cake – Cakes By Design – Pam Phillips from Cakes By Design created this groom’s cake to reflect the groom’s fishing hobby. The sculpted bass with airbrushed detailing sits atop a 16” single layer cake with buttercream frosting. This cakes serves 40 guests but can be added to another cake to increase the servings.
Jumping Bass Groom’s Cake – Cakes By Design – Pam Phillips from Cakes By Design created this groom’s cake to reflect the groom’s fishing hobby. The sculpted bass with airbrushed detailing sits atop a 16” single layer cake with buttercream frosting. This cakes serves 40 guests but can be added to another cake to increase the servings.
Triple Chocolate with Chocolate Covered Strawberries Groom’s Cake – The Luscious Crumb – This 14-inch triple chocolate cake with ganache filling is the most requested groom’s cake from The Luscious Crumb. Topping the cake is a covering of fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries. The frosting is done in a basket weave patter to give the cake the appearance of a basket of strawberries. The Luscious Crumb can also make this cake with fresh strawberry filling.
Triple Chocolate with Chocolate Covered Strawberries Groom’s Cake – The Luscious Crumb – This 14-inch triple chocolate cake with ganache filling is the most requested groom’s cake from The Luscious Crumb. Topping the cake is a covering of fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries. The frosting is done in a basket weave patter to give the cake the appearance of a basket of strawberries. The Luscious Crumb can also make this cake with fresh strawberry filling.

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