I seriously had no idea!
Our Groom's Cake has a little story behind it. I wanted something special for Husband and something that would be a surprise. My mom found a lady who made 3 dimensional cakes in her home. Now this was way before the Ace of Cakes and all that jazz. She showed me some of her previous designs. One of them was a computer circa mid-nineties with keyboard and everything, something like
But... it was frosted with grey icing. Too reminiscent of the bloody armadillo from Steel Magnolias. (language warning)
So, this was our Groom's Cake:
Since Husband's family moved around a lot when he was growing up, I thought it would be fun to pay tribute to those travels. This very talented lady ended up making us a chocolate cake in the shape of a map of the US. I made little flags for every place he had lived and found a baby boy figurine to sit in Illinois (where he was born) and a cute bride and groom to stand in Texas. You know, for the life of me, I can't remember what that little banner said but we still have the bride and groom figurine and pull it out occasionally on our anniversary!
If you had a Groom's Cake, I'd love to hear about it!