Photo: Glass Jar Photography
When it comes to wedding planning, most of the small details that mean so much to you just don't weigh as heavily on your groom. Although you'll plan the menu together, select your favorite dance songs, and create a unified color palette and design scheme, he's more than likely just happy that you're happy — so that four-tiered white cake with cascading sugar orchids or your lush peony bouquet won't make or break the day for him.
But a big-day touch he will care about? A groom's cake! An old Southern tradition that was usually a gift from the bride to her new husband, a groom's cake is a fun way to infuse your guy's personality into your celebration.
Whether you unveil a delicious confection made from his favorite flavor combination or a creative-shaped cake representing his biggest interest, a special treat just for him is sure to be a hit. To help get you inspired, we rounded up five fun groom's cakes we're loving right now.
Travel Theme (above): We love the adorable vintage suitcase cake for the jet-setting groom. This confection is decorated with colorful details from places that the new Mr. and Mrs. visited together.
Photo: Kate Headley Photography
Music Theme: For a music-loving groom, this DJ table is complete with a faux record from the groom's favorite brand of turntables.
Photo: Love Tree Studios
Hunting Theme: Hunting-inspired cakes are popular amongst outdoorsy types, but this example is super intricate. (Another good idea: Ask your baker to design a replica of a favorite pet!)
Photo: Greer G Photography
Wine Theme: If your husband-to-be has a favorite bottle of wine (or liquor!) consider having your baker create a replica out of cake. This tasty option is decorated with wine corks to play up the theme.
Photo: Mark Eric Weddings
Winter Theme: If your groom can't get enough of winter sports (or the season in general!) consider a cute tiered cake like this one, which is covered with snow-dusted evergreens, fluffy mountains, and skiing details.