(Closed) Prince William's Groom's Cake

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ours is a second time around wedding, but still having a nice tiered wedding cake.   I don’t see the point of having a grooms cake, a SECOND cake.   Does that mean the main wedding cake is the brides??  

We’re having the “groom’s ” as banana pudding, buttermilk pie, and peach cobbler — his favorites.

I’ve heard of people having pie or something else for the grooms part.  I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding where people have eaten two pieces of cake.

 

just my 2 cents.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yeah I don’t really get it either, especially when the grooms cake just looks like a second wedding cake like that one! I think it’s a bit nicer when the grooms cake is something that reflects the grooms style a bit more, since although weddings should be to both of your taste, a lot of the decor is going to be….well…girly…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Oklahomajewel:  I think a lot of times the groom’s cake is served at the rehearsal dinner.

 

Prince William’s cake looks delicious! I’m hoping my fiance chooses something chocolate-y for his cake.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think it’s an excuse to eat more cake.

I don’t see a problem with that in the slightest. LOL.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Not mad on how it looks, but fridge cake will always hold a place in my heart. It’s scrummy! 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think I even saw the wedding cake either… but this looks yummy!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m pretty sure that in the UK, “traditional” wedding cake is a fruit cake. So maybe having a groom’s cake gives more variety in case some people don’t care for the traditional? (I’m sure plenty of modern brides also choose NOT to have fruit cake, but I’d think the royal family would lean toward tradition?)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Grooms cake is kind of a relic of when wedding cake HAD to be white cake, so then you could have two flavors. I think that cake looks and nowI want to bake…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In TX where I grew up, every wedding had a groom’s cake. And it was AWESOME, because then there were at least two different kinds of cake. I’m not a big white cake fan, but I love chocolate cake, which is what the groom’s cake almost always was, for some reason (in my experience, anyway).

@StefLovesJamie: I think it’s an excuse to eat more cake. I don’t see a problem with that in the slightest.

exactly!

OP, I hadn’t seen that cake before – it’s gorgeous!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@LilacViolet:  Melted chocolate, golden syrup and roughly crushed biscuits mixed together and then set in the fridge.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To – Loribeth thanks for sharing… No, I had not seen this famous cake previously.

Looks delicious all that Chocolate Granache…

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First time round (circa 1980) I had a Traditional Wedding Cake which was a multi-layered fruitcake.

Although Groom’s Cakes were known they weren’t nearly as popular as they are now (thanks to the Internet).

And depending on WHERE this tradition was done, there was a difference.

In some instances, the Wedding Cake was cut & served at the Wedding… and a second cake (the Groom’s Cake) which could be identical to the Wedding Cake or slightly different was served up / boxed up for Guest’s to take home … and so began the tradition of single women putting a slice of cake under their pillow to dream of “their Groom” upon

PHOTO – Personalized Cake Boxes… slice of cake would be fairly small and wrapped in saran wrap or wax paper, and the box would be tied closed with a ribbon (lol, I remember that was a ton of work in the days leading up to the Wedding)

This is the tradition that was done at my first wedding… the main wedding cake was a Light Fruitcake… while the top layer, the smallest one (which was kept until the first baby’s christening) and the Groom’s Cake was a Dark Fruitcake heavy laced with Rum, Bourbon or Whiskey (which meant it could keep for a really long time, lol)

In other places, the Groom’s Cake, would be a second cake at the Wedding in a more masculine theme… and a different flavour than the more “delicate” flavoured Wedding Cake.

OR, in some places, the Groom’s Cake is the Cake that is served up in honour of the Groom at the Rehearsal Dinner… or the the Bachelor’s Dinner (somewhat different from what is now known as the modern more off-the-wall Bachelor Party)

This version of the Groom’s Cake can come in a wide variety of both flavourings and designs… often giving a nod to interests of the Groom… such as Sports Teams, Hobbies, Interests etc.  The expanse of design ideas is only restricted by how talented the Cake Baker-Decorator

PHOTO – Fishing Basket Grooms Cake

This more modern tradition is the one that I’ll most likely incorporate this time round…

Thinking of paying homage to Mr TTR one night before our Elopement Wedding, when his guy friends decide to get together for drinks and chicken wings etc (most likely after a game of hockey)… I really think that my idea for a themed Groom’s Cake will be well recieved by the boys… (find me a guy who doesn’t like cake)… and the “idea” I have in mind will be a HIT as well… both with the Guys and Mr TTR (lol altho he might not be too thrilled initially being the “centre of attention”… but in the end I think he’ll LOVE the idea I’ve come up with… more so, if I am the one to actually make the cake…)

 

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