While most couples typically come together on the flavor of their wedding cake, it may not be the same for the overall design. Traditional wedding cakes tend to be more feminine, decked out in buttercream details. Of course, many wedding cakes feature florals, greenery, or metallic detailing as well.
A groom’s cake offers the perfect opportunity to highlight the groom in the sweetest way. Typically, this cake might be designed around a hobby, a go-to drink, a movie, or even just a favorite treat. It’s entirely optional to have a groom’s cake depending on your wedding preferences. But if you do, it’s often displayed and served alongside the main wedding cake, or even incorporated into other wedding festivities such as the rehearsal dinner. It’s a great way to bring an element of fun to the reception or to even surprise the groom with a sweet gift.
Think a groom’s cake would be the perfect addition to your big day? Read on for 23 of our favorite groom’s cake ideas.
Admire an Alma Mater
Want to highlight a love for an alma mater, or maybe even a particular football team? Ask your baker to create a structure that looks just like one of the campus buildings. This cake was created to mimic the Albritton Bell Tower on Texas A&M's campus.
Showcase a Passion
Hiking may be a favorite pastime for them, or you may enjoy heading out on the trail together. Celebrate with a groom's cake that embodies that passion by featuring a hiking boot, a backpack, or another piece of gear.
Recreate a Favorite Drink
Wine lover? Who knew you could have an entirely edible cake that resembles a prized bottle of wine in a wooden box! You can definitely take this idea and run with it for a bottle of wine, or switch it up to feature a favorite whiskey, bourbon, or even beer.
Planning a groom's cake for someone who hates sweets? Go the savory route instead. Opt for wheels of cheese and stack them into a cheese cake for a unique display.
Honor a Love for Sports
If you're looking for a groom's cake for a sports lover, this would be the ultimate surprise. Work with your baker to create a cake centered around a favorite team. This cake was created for a New York sports fan, highlighting the New York Giants, Yankees, and Rangers on each tier, but the concept could be switched up for a team of any sport.
Make a Sweet Statement
This cute cake symbolizes a passion for hunting, but it also makes a statement. After all, once you find your spouse, the hunt is definitely over.
Create a Display of Brownies
If they're obsessed with brownies, why not lean into it? Ditch the traditional cake and put together a display of his favorite brownies for a sweet touch.
Dress Up a Character
Obsessed with Star Wars? You may not want to feature a character cake on your wedding day, but there are ways to dress them up! We love this cute R2D2 from Star Wars cake, dressed up in a tux for the occasion.
Recreate a Textile
If you're embracing a western vibe, you can still incorporate it into a cake design. We love the way one couple chose to feature a groom's cake that matched a Ralph Lauren fabric. It was the same fabric used in their invitation suite to bring the whole theme together.
Keep It Cool
No matter the occasion, nothing beats a cold beer. Surprise your groom with a cake designed just like a Yeti cooler like this one. Of course, it was decked out with ice and a few bottles of beer to complete the fun design.
Incorporate Multiple Options
If you don't want to display a design that doesn't fit your overall aesthetic, you can still bring a favorite flavor into the mix! Consider putting together a display of multiple cakes, each with different flavors to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Celebrate the Mountains
Even a single-tiered cake can represent a hobby or a favorite place. Deck out a small cake with beautifully painted buttercream to resemble snowy mountains.
Go for Donuts
Want to surprise them with a groom's cake while keeping your décor minimal? If donuts are his favorite, you're in luck with this idea. We love the way this simple two-tiered cake was dressed up with mini donuts for a fun look.
Serve Cinnamon Rolls
Not a fan of cake? No problem! So many other treats can be turned into cakes. If he can't get enough of cinnamon rolls, celebrate with his favorite. Plus, you can dress up the cake to still match your big day's overall aesthetic.
Commission a Masterpiece
Handpainted buttercream detailing can be used to showcase so many hobbies or passions. Embrace a love for nature and ask your baker to paint a stunning scene.
Don't be afraid to get playful with a groom's cake. We love the idea of embracing a childhood favorite. This cake was make with classic Fruity Pebbles cereal for a unique sweet.
Keep It Country
Looking for a rustic vibe? Whether he's a farmer, a rancher, or simply loves longhorns, this is the sweetest design. Use a small decorated cake surrounded by cupcakes to put together a meaningful display.
Celebrate With Star Wars
Star Wars is a favorite movie for so many, and the possibilities of incorporating this theme into a cake are endless! We love the number of handcrafted details that came together to create this special sweet.
You may have decided on a fruit-flavored wedding cake for the main event. But what if he's obsessed with chocolate? Embrace that too with a special groom's cake decked in decadence.
Hunting may be a favorite hobby, and it can be highlighted in a sweet way. Choose a multi-tiered cake with fondant detailing to celebrate his passion.
Feature a Team
Featuring a favorite team doesn't need to mean a big, elaborate cake if you don't want it to. Incorporate a single-tiered groom's cake decked out in team colors, along with a monogram at the top.
While this cake celebrates a love for Star Wars, featuring Tie Fighters tackling the Death Star, it could also serve as inspiration for someone who loves airplanes. Consider decking out a cake with handcrafted planes to celebrate a love for all things aerial.
If football's the name of the game, why not go all out? This cake was built to resemble Kyle Field to celebrate a love for the game.