The Groom's Cake Defined: a second cake, often whimsical in nature. can be served at either the wedding, the rehearsal dinner, or less frequently, the engagement party.
Personally, I LOVE a good groom's cake. Because we specialize in custom, non-traditional cakes here at The Frosted Cake Shop, I have really embraced our groom's cake requests. Frequently carved, shaped, colorful, and whimsical, our groom's cakes really set themselves apart from the traditional white, tiered cakes typically served at a wedding.
When it comes to weddings, I don't only think white with fresh flowers or intricate piping- but that's just me =) As some have seen from my own orange and teal wedding cake, there really are no limits to cake design. However, I do definitely understand the desire for a classic wedding cake. If you ask me, the groom's cake is an excellent way to have the best of both worlds. Here are some examples:
Okay, I may be waaay out of the loop on this one, but I have never seen Steel Magnolia. Apparently, the movie is kind of a big deal.... Anyways, bellow is our own buttercream/fudge version of the famous armadillo cake:
"Hi Tessa. We just wanted to tell you the armadillo cake was AMAZING!! Everyone loved it and said it was one of the best cakes they had ever had. Thanks again! "~ Kristin (groom's sister)
Now, you may have seen this pic before, but I can't leave out the groom's cake I made for my husband, Brett. Since I did not make my own wedding cake, I wanted to at least present him with his own groom's cake at our rehearsal dinner. And yes, pink with sprinkle is his favorite doughnut =)
My first try at an airplane cake: not too shabby!
A few other TFCS favorites: