POPSUGAR Celebrity

20+ Creative and Quirky Groom Cakes

Mar 19 2015 - 12:35pm

Why shouldn't his cake be just as involved? A Southern tradition, groom's cakes [1] can be just as elaborate as the wedding [2] cake. The main departure from a traditional wedding cake is that the design is typically more whimsical, and many reflect the groom's personality or hobbies. From Lord of the Rings to food themes, this roundup includes a variety of themes; we bet you'll find something for your guy that's full of personality.

— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry

Source: Gage Blake Photography [3], Cassie Jones Photography [4], Hazelnut Photography [5] via Style Me Pretty [6], Instagram user southernwedding [7]

Bag End

This Bag End cake would be the perfect treat for a Lord of the Rings-obsessed groom.

Whiskey and Doughnuts

We have a feeling this "cake" was a real crowd-pleaser.

Pac-Man Layer Cake

We've seen a few Pac-Man cakes before, but this one is the right mix of simple and sweet.

A Fisherman's Dream

If his ideal Saturday is spent fishing, consider a cake like this one.

Cubs Cake

Mascot cakes have the potential to be kitschy, but the vintage feel of this one makes it wedding [8] appropriate.

Source: Taylor Lord Photography [9] via Style Me Pretty [10]

A Cyclist's Dream

Handles take center stage when it comes to this creative bike cake.

Tee Off

He'll have no trouble making a hole in one on his wedding [11] day thanks to this cake.

Source: Brooke Roberts Photography [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

LSU Love

This isn't your traditional bride and groom topper, but then again, bride and groom toppers aren't a traditional component of groom cakes.

The Hunt Is Over

We love a good pun, and this one is perfect for the guy who hunts as a hobby.

Chuck Taylors

This is one shoe cake we can get behind.


Keep it old school with this throwback NES cake.


This hyperrealistic pizza cake even comes in a box.

Meet Me in St. Louis

This lucky groom got a completely edible cake inspired by his love of all things St. Louis.

Kiss the Frog

Is it just us, or does this cake predict a fairy-tale ending?

Source: Hazelnut Photography [14] via Style Me Pretty [15]

Super Mario Man

The fun groom's cake beside a wedding [16] cake is a quirky touch without sacrificing the traditional white cake.

Trail Treat

From the squirrels to the rocks to the furry companion, there are so many details on this hiking-themed cake.

A Cook's Cake

What better way for a meat-lover to celebrate his wedding [17] than with a steak cake?

Call of Duty

If he's borderline-addicted to Call of Duty, this is the cake for him.

Lego Man

Embrace his inner child with a Lego cake.

Polo Cake

Part ombré cake, part nod to his uniform of choice, this polo cake is an unexpected fusion of themes.


Like sports-team cakes, another popular theme is beer.


We're sweet on this beehive cake.

At-At Walker

Many a groom would be floored by this realistic Star Wars-themed cake.

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