Groom’s Cake Idea: Favorite Professional Sports Team

Mother of the Bride, are you and the happy couple talking cakes yet? And more specifically, the groom’s cake? If so, this suggestion might help you hit a wedding planning home run if the groom decides to run with it. Do you see a theme developing here?!

If your future son-in-law has a favorite professional sports team, he might love featuring it in some way with his groom’s cake. He could request that your cake baker design a team jersey and hat cake (as in the photo above), or he might rather feature the team’s mascot or a simply the team’s name and logo on a big sheet cake. Or he might have a different idea entirely once you spark his imagination.

So grab the soon-to-be newlyweds, MOB, and show them this idea. The groom may love it—and you will have knocked it out of the park with your suggestion! Fingers crossed for you!

*You might also like to read Groom’s Cake Idea: Favorite Team Cake Pops Groom’s Cake Idea for the Wrestling FanGroom’s Cake Idea: His Favorite Set of WheelsGroom’s Cake Idea: Law Books (or any other books!), Groom’s Cake Idea: Alma Mater Pride, and Groom’s Cake Idea: A Chessboard!

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*Flickr photo by aalphotos, Creative Commons License

Groom’s Cake Idea: Favorite Team Cake Pops!

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Mother of the Bride, here’s a fun idea to pass along to the groom for his groom’s cake—cake pops! Now his initial reaction may be those are too girly for me to have for my groom’s cake, but you can quickly reassure him that they don’t have to be.

One way to make cake pops manly enough for the main man on his wedding day is to have them feature his favorite sports team. The photo above doesn’t display cake pops as an entire groom’s cake, but it can give the groom an idea of what it could look like. If he can have baseball (or football or soccer ball, etc.) cake pops intermingled with cake pops featuring the logo/mascot/colors of his favorite team, he might say alrighty then, let’s play ball!

Who knows, he might even come up with his own twist on the cake pop idea once he gets to thinking about sports in general or other things he loves. Tell him to go for it. It’s so much fun when one idea sparks another!

So suggest away, MOB! The groom may love this idea—and he’ll have you to thank for it. One more win for the mother of the bride!

*You might also like to read Wedding Cake Pops Equal Fun!

*Flickr photo by Jamie’srabbits, Creative Commons License

Groom’s Cake for the Pool Shark

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Mother of the Bride, cake decisions are among the most fun that await your daughter and her beloved as they plan their wedding. And the groom’s cake decisions are especially fun since the groom gets to let loose and let his personality shine if he so chooses. He may know exactly what he wants or he might ask for ideas. Be prepared for either, MOB.

One way to go is to feature one of the hobbies or special skills of your soon-to-be son-in-law. This can be anything from his favorite sports team to his favorite recreational activity to his career expertise. All ideas are fair game—with the bride’s approval, of course :)

The idea I’m featuring today is for the groom who likes to play pool. He and your sweet girl may not have room for a pool table in their first home together, but he can sure have a pool table groom’s cake if he wants. To make it even more fun, part of his bachelor party could include shooting some pool. Just mention it to the best man or one of the groomsmen and they might surprise the man of the hour with a pool tournament the night before the big day.

This is just one option, MOB. Share it with your sweet couple and let their ideas take off from there!

*You might also like to read Groom’s Cake Idea for the Wrestling Fan, Groom’s Cake Idea: A Chessboard!, Groom’s Cake Idea: Law Books (or any other books!), and Groom’s Cake Idea for the Military Man.

*The new issue of Life Notes, my quarterly inspirational newsletter, comes out in early February. One lucky subscriber (new or current) will receive a Starbucks gift card and a signed copy of my book to use personally, give as a gift, or donate to a library. Sign-up is free and to the right!

*Flickr photo by mandotts, Creative Commons License

Groom’s Cake Idea for the Military Man

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by Cheryl Barker  CherylBarkerWriter

Mother of the Bride, has your future son-in-law given you and the bride any ideas for his groom’s cake yet? If not, why not start the conversation the next time the three of you are together. After all, there’s no better time than the present to talk about cake, right?!

If your daughter’s beloved is a military man, you could suggest the idea of a cake that showcases the branch of the military he serves in. To get more specific ideas flowing, show the above example to the happy couple and see what ideas it sparks.

With a few changes, the cake above could fit any branch of the military. Or the groom might decide to keep the military theme but change the size and shape of the cake. Once you get him thinking, who knows what he’ll come up with, right? Great ideas are often born in brainstorming sessions!

So MOB, get the conversation rolling. If the groom isn’t in the military, talk about what he is interested in and let the ideas start flying. Just be sure to mention chocolate while you’ve got the chance—he might go for it!

*You might also like to read Groom’s Cake Idea for the Wrestling FanGroom’s Cake Idea: His Favorite Set of Wheels, Groom’s Cake Idea: Law Books (or any other books!), Groom’s Cake Idea: Alma Mater Pride, and Groom’s Cake Idea: A Chessboard!

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*Flickr photo by Graceful Cake Creations, Creative Commons License

Cake Knife and Server Sets for Both Cake Tables

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Mother of the Bride, add this to your “to-do” list: find two cake knife and server sets. That’s right, you’ll need nice sets for both the main cake table and the groom’s cake table. It’s easy to forget about needing a set for the groom’s cake so put it on your list now and save yourself from a last minute cake-serving crisis. Heaven knows you want to avoid as many last minute glitches as possible, right?

I would suggest borrowing both sets or perhaps buying one beautiful set as a shower gift and then borrowing another set. The one you buy as a gift could be used for the main cake table, and the other set for the groom’s cake table.

Asking the groom’s mother if she has a set that could be used for the groom’s cake is an excellent way to help her feel included. If she doesn’t have a set herself, she may be able to borrow a set. If you’re trying to borrow both sets, you can ask other family members and friends or even check with your caterer to see if she has a set available for your use. You could also check with your church.

So MOB, line up your cake-cutting utensils now—and then prepare to enjoy the yumminess of both cakes on Wedding Day!

*You might also like to read Cake-Cutting Wedding Day Tip, Wedding Savings Tip: Borrow!, Make the Mother of the Groom Part of the Team, and Mothers of the Bride Pay It Forward.

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*Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer