Sweet, Unique, and Just for You.
The big day is almost here, and your bride has spent hours finding the perfect cake design and flavor to make her wedding dreams come true. But, what’s a groom to do if Italian crème or French vanilla is not the flavor that you’ve been dreaming of? Well, you get the groom’s cake of your dreams!
The good news, when it comes to the groom’s cake, is that the sky is the limit. You can choose a cake in any flavor, shape, or color. Of course, if chocolate is near and dear to your heart, you can choose a decadent chocolate design that will send any chocoholic over the edge. Thinking outside of the traditional wedding box, many of today’s grooms are requesting cakes baked and iced to reflect their hobbies or interests. Your engaging and original design can even resemble your college logo or mascot, your latest trophy bass, or even your dream car. The groom’s cake can raise the bar on creativity and add an extra element of fun to your reception. If you can dream it, many of the area’s cake designers can make it a reality.
If the idea of having a groom’s cake is new to you, it’s really not new at all. With origins in the 17th century, the groom’s cake is a very old wedding tradition, somehow lost and now rediscovered. The history of the groom’s cake is as varied as its flavors and shapes. Some sources say it originally was a rich, dark fruit cake without icing; some say it was a fruit cake with white icing to match the bride’s cake which was decorated with spun sugar.
The tradition of the groom’s cake is especially popular among the single, female wedding guests. Legend has it that if they take a slice of the groom’s cake and place it beneath their pillows at bedtime, they will dream of their future husbands.
If you or your bride are unsure of groom’s cake etiquette, the groom’s cake should be sliced and served separately, usually by a member of the wait staff. Some couples prefer to offer the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner, a fitting time since the groom’s family hosts the occasion.
Now that you are thinking about your wild, gravity-defying design or more modest and subtly masculine creation, don’t miss this opportunity to have something at the wedding and reception that you can truly call your own. This charming tradition honors you, but be sure you take a bit of the groom’s cake with you after the reception to enjoy the next day as a “sweet” start to your life together.