Grooms cakes are a fun southern tradition in weddings. There are so many ideas and it's a great way to personalize your wedding. There are three types of grooms cakes we are going to discuss today. Sit down with your fiance and compare each of the three ideas. Decide which direction you want to go and then proceed from there.
The Traditional Grooms Cake
The traditional grooms cake is perfect for more formal weddings. Some couples want everything in the wedding to be clean cut and elegant. If this is you, the traditional cake is the way to go. Typically, it's a chocolate flavored cake with a scroll or maybe a chocolate drizzle. Couples can add some fresh fruit or chocolate covered strawberries to dress it up a bit. If there is any personalization on it, it is minimal, and does not take away from the dressiness of the cake.
The Personalized Grooms Cake
Personalized grooms cakes are fun! This cake is better suited for a more casual or relaxed wedding. Grooms often take hobbies or personal interests and incorporate them through their wedding cake. Some ideas are sports, movies, favorite foods, and bands. One thing to be careful with here is copyright. We can sometimes run into copyright issues, but if you want a personalized cake, let's talk about it.
The Non-Grooms Cake
Some couples choose to do something completely different. Maybe the groom doesn't like cake? Or maybe y'all want to offer other desserts for your guests? A non-grooms cake is the way to go. Cookie cakes are great ideas! You can still decorate them to personalize them, or not, and they are still cake-like, but a tasty cookie instead. Pies and cheesecakes are other fabulous ideas. What about brownies? Or a sundae bar? The alternative dessert ideas are endless!
When planning your wedding there are rules of etiquette to make sure you follow, even with the cake! Here are 6 simple tips to make sure your wedding cake is properly presented!
One of my favorite parts of being in the wedding industry is the mock photo shoot! A team of wedding professionals will join together and create a wedding theme and shoot it. It's fun and we can be create and let our imagination run wild! So when Cari with Pink Parasol Design and Coordinating approached me about a idea she had I couldn't contain my excitement! Cari and Jennifer have a way of taking unique themes and turning them into gorgeous works of art! Her theme: Peter Rabbit!! She transformed a childhood story into a classy, elegant, beautiful spring wedding! Check out a few of the photos!
Thank you Pink Parasol for including me in this styled shoot. I am so fortunate to have also been able to work with these amazingly talented wedding professionals as well in this shoot:
Al Gawlik Photography
The Mansions at ColoVista
Brenda Abbot Floral
Bee Lavish Vintage Rental
Serendipity Bridal (Gown by Lazaro)
Catie Ward (Model)
Some venues have one specific location where they prefer the wedding cake to be placed. Others have a few locations a bride may choose from. And others are a blank slate allowing the bride to place the cake wherever she chooses. For those brides, this blog is for you!
When choosing the right location to place your wedding cake consider the following:
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.