04 May Personalize Your Wedding with a Groom’s Cake
Weddings usually tend to be all about the bride. Gorgeous gown, fabulous florals, beautiful bridesmaids (see what I did there?). We all know this, and most grooms are perfectly comfortable with it. However, you can’t have a wedding without the groom! Though he may be completely willing to give up the decision making process, he should be encouraged to take part in some of the choices for the day. The groom’s cake is a perfect way to get your groom involved in the wedding – it’s all about him! Seeing as how today is May 4th, I thought this post was particularly appropriate for today! Read on to see some groom’s cake inspiration… and May the 4th be with you!
On a wedding day, the Bride’s cake typically follows the same sort of pattern. It’s usually white, it’s beautiful, and it matches the colors or style of the day in some way. For the groom’s cake, however, there are no such rules! You have much more freedom to really get creative and playful with your selection. We’ve put together a few guidelines when making these decisions:
1. Keep It Personal
The groom’s cake should represent, well, the groom! Put careful thought into what he’s all about. If he really likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cake! Hey, we’ve seen it done (and done well!). A lot of times, the groom’s favorite sport or sports team is represented, but don’t be afraid to go off the wall! Cake designers are amazing artists, and can do just about anything these days! We’ve seen everything from bear-tenders, to rock-climbing ATVs, hunting blinds, and even liquor bottles that can fool the eye!
2. Don’t Forget Flavor
As with design, you’re not relegated to the traditional “wedding cake” flavor here! Go for your favorite, whether it’s chocolate, red velvet, lemon, or yes, peanut butter and jelly! Oftentimes, guests enjoy the flavor of the groom’s cake even more than the traditional bride’s cake. Ed’s groom’s cake at our own wedding was a series of different-sized cheesecakes, and it went faster than the wedding cake!
3. Choose a Trusted Cake Artist
Lastly, it’s super important to choose a talented cake artist for your groom’s creation! These cakes are usually shaped differently (and are more difficult) than a tiered wedding cake. You’ve put a lot of thought and personality into this, so don’t let just anyone make it! A gifted cake artist can put so much realism into your vision that it’s often a highlight of the whole reception. Like most other wedding day choices, you get what you pay for!
We’ve seen just about everything over the past few years. Here’s a little groom’s cake inspiration to make your day sweeter!
Now, go eat cake. Cheers!