Make your own awesome groom's cake

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Okay, my love of groom's cakes has now reached the "full-blown obsession" level. We already know that grooms get the coolest cakes; it's like, the southern tradition of the groom's cake gives couples permission to get a little funky and silly with their desserts. Though it's not always likely that you can afford a second cake made in the shape of your husband's favorite musical instrument?


OR CAN YOU? Whether you're marrying a classical musician, ukulele player or pure rock 'n roll god, this guitar cake sets the tone for your music-inspired wedding for $13 + baking supplies.

Not into music? No worries, there are so many great options including ones for sports lovers, book lovers, and even a 3D teddy bear!

Monkey cake!

This round cake mold is kind of the shit. You could, of course, make a ball-sports related groom's cake, but with a little creativity you could be whipping up things like the dinosaur cake as well. Love it.

Speaking of dinosaurs, I have a bit of a crush on the partysaurus cake pan.

Got a book nerd on your hands? Have I got the cake pan for you! I could see some of you guys doing a Harry Potter groom's cake kind of thing for sure.

ELMO CAKE!

I've seen WALL-E cake toppers, but never a WALL-E cake before. Perhaps that'll change now?

I know a lot of people who are into trains and this 3D train cake mold trips me out.

Surrender to the Dark Side — we have delicious cake.

Pirate ship cake, perfect for your pirate wedding.

You could use this cute teddy bear cake mold to make a cute teddy bear, OR you could use it to make an awesome zombie teddy bear with a decapitated head.

  1. My mom decorated cakes when I was little, so I've long had a love affair with cake moulds and icings and loveliness.
    I will now drop a protip on you: the cake pan shape and details are just a suggestion, man. Teddy bear? A little carving, that's teddy kitty. Acoustic guitar? Hell naw, I'm carving that bitch into a bitchin' axe. Monkey? Cut the tail off and draw on a cute person face and head hair and it's a cute person.

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    • lol hellzzz ya, I just got the guitar for my sons 1st "Mamas dont let your babies grow up to be cowboys" birthday. I also plan on using it for the groom cake in our wedding. The Axe is an awesome idea! thank you!

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      • ooh and then maybe get one of those edible photos to lay on the other page? I see a very awesome engagement party cake in my future…

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    • EXACTLY! I love how all of these can be completely customized to fit your particular tastes (literally and figuratively F-YEAH CAKE!).

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  2. It'd be super easy to ice "Once upon a time" or "Happily ever after" on the book cake. I'm in love.

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    • Ooh, I like where you're going with this! :)

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  3. Such a Wilton fangirl. My mom catered and did cakes for years and I would spend weekends flipping through the Wilton cake yearbooks. Definitely got some great ideas for groom's cakes–and love dootsiebug's point about changing things up!

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  4. Can someone please explain the tradition behind a grooms cake? I'd never heard of it before OB… love the cakes that people come up with but just unsure why people decided that there needs to be a grooms cake as well as a wedding cake?

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      • haha. It does… and it doesn't Megan! From what I've read (so far), it's basically an awesome cake because the "normal" cake is boring and girly and wedding-y… In Offbeat Bride world, I don't think I've seen many boring wedding cakes (apart from my own) so wondering why Offbeat Brides feel the need to have two awesome cakes? I mean, personally, I think the more cake the better! But unless you're making it yourself, the cakes get bloody expensive…

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        • I don't think anyone (except maybe Southern brides?) feels the NEED to have a groom's cake. They're probably are in the same boat as the two of us and think 2 cakes is better than 1 cake. OR sometimes people have a groom's cake as the gluten-free option, or they have one because their mother made them get a traditional wedding cake, or they have one because they wanted to give their guests more cake options, or they just had two brilliant cake ideas. But yeah — the more cake the better! :)

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          • Some brides get a second cake in case the first one is a lie.

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          • Well this definitely makes more sense then :) Yayyyy! Cake!

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          • ROFLMBO @ Offbeat Intern. Portal Grooms cake FTW?

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          • Um. Offbeat Intern? You win at the internet for today. <3

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  5. Does anyone else immediately think of the red velvet armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias whenever they hear "groom's cake?"

    My groom does not like sweets, so I think I might have to do a "Groom's Cheese Board." He LOOOVES him some cheese.

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  6. Right. Book cake for me, dinosaur cake for him. Mine will be actual pages from a Sherlock Holmes book. His will be a partysaurus.

    Done.

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