Tips for Creative Groom's Cakes

Move over, wedding cakes. Groom’s cakes are stealing the pastry spotlight.

  • Make It Personal
    “Weddings are always frilly and pretty, but a groom’s cake gives him something to celebrate, too,” says Robin Johnson, owner of Sweet Retreat. “For one bride, we made the groom’s beloved white Maltese dog out of cake.” The sentiment created a special memory for the groom.
  • Tell a Story
    Janan Juliff, owner of The Cake Diva, designed a cake that re-created how the couple met: at a TV station. “He was an anchor and she was behind the camera. I made the figures from gum paste, which hardens as it ages so you can save it. The camera, figures, and accents were all made to go on top of a small cake.”
  • Embrace the Taste
    Terri Leckas, owner of Queen of Cakes, understands what grooms want. “I only gave birth to grooms, so I make cake tastings tailored to the grooms,” Leckas says. In January, Leckas constructed a three-foot-by-two-foot cake that got the groom revved up. “It was a 3-D cake so it was seen on all sides and was a replica of his motorcycle—that was really special for him.”
  • Have Some Fun
    Robin Martin, owner of Gateaux, Inc., says one bride wanted to ditch her groom’s Spiderman-themed bathroom, but first she had some fun—with help from Martin. “For the bathroom cake, it was all Spiderman themed. We created a special comic book named after the groom and called it ‘The Bathroom Edition.’ It took about 60 hours to make, and he loved it!”