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Well-Groomed Cake: 6 Fun and Quirky Groom’s Cake Ideas

The tradition of groom’s cakes is a fantastic way of not only adding another impressive cake to a reception, but can also add another dimension to any wedding event!

Originally, groom’s cakes, which actually originated in Victorian England, were created to be rather dense fruit cakes incorporating various helpings of alcohol. These days, groom’s cakes are more likely to feature a bold novelty design concept or theme. If you’re looking for some groom cake design inspiration, why not read on for some fun ideas?

Here’s our roundup of some playful groom’s cakes to inspire your next design.

Spaghetti and meatballs cake by Craftsy member Marizza

Photo via Craftsy member Marizza’s

Spaghetti and meatballs cake

Replicating a delicious meal in cake form is such a fantastic way to remember a first (or significant) date! Reminisce about a proposal dinner or a hilarious yet disastrous lunch gone-wrong with a savory dish created from sugar, flour, butter and eggs.  We think this is one fun way to inject a great story into a reception!

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Vintage luggage cake by Craftsy instructor Lauren Kitchens

Photo via Craftsy instructor Lauren Kitchens

Vintage luggage cake

We absolutely adore the idea of an exciting vintage luggage cake that’ll help the happy couple prepare for their honeymoon! Customise this cake further with hand-painted or edible printed travel ‘stickers’, edible passports, wafer paper plane tickets or a detailed luggage tag complete with names!

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Luggage cake by Craftsy instructor Lauren Kitchens

You can even fill the suitcase with fun outfits like Hawaiian shirts for a couple destined for the tropics or reindeer sweaters and mittens for an alpine escape. If the wedding features a definite aesthetic theme, why not add details to compliment this such as lotus flowers and hand-painted kimonos for a Japanese influenced reception?

Vintage barber chair cake by Craftsy member Vagabond Baker

Photo via Craftsy member Vagabond Baker

Vintage barber’s chair cake

This life-sized and super realistic design is such a jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring cake we had to feature it! What a perfect groom’s cake for a barber or for a vintage/retro themed party. The only problem with this creation is that we foresee so many guests trying to sit in it thinking it’s the real deal!

Yoda cake by Craftsy member Dolci Pasteleria

Photo via Craftsy member Dolci Pasteleria

Yoda cake

For the Star Wars aficionado there’s always room for a playful Yoda cake. Of course, the idea of a sculpted cake is perfect for any film or cartoon character as well as for replicating the beloved family pet. Wow guests a little more with some quirky personal touches like dressing a character in a jacket or sweater the groom just can’t let go off or adding memorabilia of the couple’s favorite sports team to the decorated board.

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Harry Potter cake by Craftsy member Dolci Pasteleria

Photo via Craftsy member Dolci Pasteleria

Harry Potter cake

For the big kid a children’s book or film themed cake is a great idea! This Harry Potter book inspired cake is executed perfectly and with a touch of playfulness too. We love the idea of a Pagemaster or Never Ending Story themed cake centered around piles of books, hand-painted characters and edible printed pages scattered around the cake board.

Burger cake by Craftsy member Wingged

Photo via Craftsy member Wingged

Burger cake

We love cakes with a twist just like this fun design. It looks exactly like a burger… but it’s a cake! How realistic does that lettuce look? For a bigger design why not create hot dogs loaded with chilli sauce, fries, a pile of doughnuts, a large cola and slices of pizza for a junk food inspired feast!

With so many fun, vibrant and novelty ideas for groom’s cakes we’re sure you won’t be stuck for ideas on your next wedding cake project. A fantastic trick is to always find out some great personal stories, quips or interests of not just the groom, but the couple. They’ll both love the thoughtfulness of a piece of their story woven into the end cake design!

What’s your take on the growing trend for groom’s cakes?


Jane Grove

Each of the groom’s cakes are masterpieces. I have had a catering business and have done many wedding cakes and groom’s cakes and tried to include hobbies, work, etc. in the cake for the groom. I have also taught cake decorating for 13 years and love to see what my students and their imagination could come up with for a special occasion. I have seen some really great groom’s cakes that they have done. Craftsy is a wonderful education tool. I am taking lots of classes to improve my skills. Thanks for sharing this amazing group of cakes.

Marie Smith

I would like to learn how to make novelty cake…


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