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.
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.
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!