While you should definitely weigh in on the official wedding cake decision, if things don’t end up going your way (so…many…buttercream…flowers), all is not lost. You still have the option of an additional Groom’s cake.
The Groom’s cake originated in Victorian England, but was picked up in modern times by the American South. Now, the tradition has taken off and grooms everywhere are having their cakes and eating ‘em too.
The limits on Groom’s cakes are almost nonexistent (exercise some judgment- no, boobs are not a good choice), so all colors, shapes, and themes are a go. Some couples prefer to have this cake at the rehearsal dinner rather than at the wedding reception (so its awesomeness doesn’t make any other cakes feel bad).
Here are some best in class Groom’s Cakes. But you can top them if you try. We believe in you.
Best cake on wheels
Gotham City Cake
Best use of superhero theme
2 Player Cake
Best gamer cake
Star Wars Death Star Cake
Best use of sprinkles
Best cake that looks nothing like a cake
Best use of song lyrics
Best cake for getting lucky
Game of Thrones Iron Thorn Cake
Best cake to not sit on
Dr. Who Phone Booth Cake
Best cake for time travel
Whiskey and Cigars Cake
Best cake that isn’t actually a cake
Want more? We got it. Stay tuned for Groom’s Cakes editorials each month on The Plunge.
Written by Ariel Guterman