11 Wacky Groom's Cakes to Lighten Up the Wedding (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Jul 15, 2015 Love & Sex
11 Wacky Groom's Cakes to Lighten Up the Wedding (PHOTOS)

grooms cake armadilloWedding cakes may be the center of attention at receptions, but when it comes to creativity, the groom's cakes really take the, er, cake! Sure, a nice chocolate layer cake is traditional. But we've got some spectacularly fun ideas your groom will love.

  • Something Fishy


    Image via Shanon Camille O'Banion/Cakes by Camille

    This one's for the avid fisherman -- isn't it a beauty? This vibrant "fish" cake created by Shanon Camile O'Banion of Cakes by Camille looks like the real thing.

  • Boozy Cake With Cigars


    Image via HeatheredNest.com

    Dave and Heather of the blog The Heathered Nest married before the age of Pinterest and Instagram. "And so I claim that this 'cake' is truly a 'one and only' original idea that we dreamed up for our event," Heather writes.

    It's actually not a cake, but upside-down heavy-gauge cardboard boxes painted with glitter, and with airplane bottles of booze and cigars hot-glued. (But the booze is real!) You could do this with a real cake. "That's what we call having our cake and drinking it too," Heather jokes.

  • Ski Slope


    Image via Lauren Friedman/Flickr

    This "Seussian" Mountain Cake created by Lauren Friedman features a snowboarding, paint-balling groom with his dog and a paint-felled bride sliding downhill, face-first. Hmm, what kind of statement about marriage is happening here?!? 

  • Guitar for the Blues Fan


    Image via Shanon Camille O'Banion/Cakes by Camille

    Shanon Camille O'Banion of Cakes by Camille created this Gibson SG guitar cake for a musician groom.

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  • Armadillo


    Image via Creative Cakes

    Remember the red velvet armadillo groom's cake from the movie Steel Magnolias? It's still a favorite request for weddings. We think this one by Creative Cakes in Orange, California, is especially fetching.

  • Amazing Hidden Spider-Man



    Hiding a little Spider-Man under the wedding cake has become a trend, but we love this version by BethAnn Goldberg of Studio Cake in Menlo Park, California. Does it count as a groom's cake?

  • Jug of 'Pure Old Liquor'


    Image via Shanon Camille O'Banion/Cakes by Camille 

    This antique whiskey jug cake reads "J. H. Kearns, Sunny Side Saloon, Lebanon, KY." That's not just a cute detail. Kearns' Sunny Side Saloon was actually the site of a Civil War battle! So there's a bit of history in that cake.

  • AT-AT


    Image via Deborah Lauren/City Sweets & Confections

    Oh, there are so many Star Wars–themed groom's cakes! This one is especially impressive: An AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) from the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back. But you knew that, of course.

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  • The Death Star


    Image via Sarah Halterman/Sweet Art Cakes

    And here's our other favorite Star Wars–themed groom's cake: The Death Star, by Sweet Art Cakes in McKinney, Texas. P.S., they can also make the Millennium Falcon.  



  • Suit & Tie


    Image via Laura/Flickr

    This tuxedo sure makes a tasteful groom's cake, down to the bow tie and rose corsage. But where is the groom's head? This cake was spotted at a wedding convention.

  • The Groom's Head


    Image via Tricia/Flickr

    Here's the groom's head -- at a different couple's wedding. This is actually a portrait of the newlywed. Could you handle this literal interpretation of grooms cake?


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