(Closed) WTH is a Grooms Cake?!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not too clear on this either but.. usually, it’s a flavor that the groom likes and its often decorated to look like something the groom likes.. like fighing, favorite sports team, ect, and I think it’s a surprise…?

maybe?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

It’s just another cake that’s generally displayed next to the actual cake. Usually it’s something cute and whimsical that relates to the groom’s interests or hobbies, and traditionally it’s a different flavor from the main cake (I’ve heard of it being chocolate most often), to give an alternative to guests who don’t like whatever the main cake is!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

I have primarily heard of this as a tradition in the Southern US as well. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes this is mostly a southern thing.  Some people do the groom’s favorite dessert or flavor.  Most of the time it is chocolate since the wedding cake is usually vanilla.  They also are very unique in their designs.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got this from wedding channel.com- 

“A Grooms cake is intended to be a gift from the bride to the groom.

It can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner to an alternative choice to the bride’s cake at the wedding. It’s customary for the groom’s cake to be displayed next to the bride’s cake and later cut and put into boxes for guests to take home. And believe it or not, legend has it that single women are supposed to sleep with a slice under their pillow the same night they receive it — and if they do, they’ll dream of their future husband. Boxed slices of groom’s cake can also serve as your wedding favors. If you go this route, take advantage of the opportunity to get creative with the packaging — an additional way to reflect your bridal style.

A current creative trend in groom’s cakes is to have the cake reflect the groom’s interests and hobbies. Whatever you decide, gifting your new husband with his own cake is something you should do because you want to — not because you feel obligated.”

i’m not sure yet if we’ll do it for the rehearsal dinner or at the wedding! fun!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It’s usually a chocolate cake (sometimes just chocolate, sometimes covered in chocolate covered strawberries, and lately, a theme cake) for the groom – I think it’s usually chocolate to offset the traditional white wedding cake.

It’s become pretty popular to have the grooms cake be something the groom likes – my husbands was the Auburn football field (the one in Steel Magnolias was an armadillo) and either surprise him with it during the reception, or just have it near the wedding cake. It doesn’t have to be a surprise and often, the men pick them out themselves (my hubs did). Yes, guests eat it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG i’m so making an awesome AFL football and sending it over to our place the night before the wedding so my partner his brother and my stepson can enjoy it hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ha ha ha ha ha this title cracked me up.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It’s a southern thing!! I’m sure most of the ladies have explained it for you but it’s most of the time (not always, though) a chocolate cake & since the wedding cake it normally white & vanilla-ish, the groom has a cake as well & can display it on it’s own table, or near the wedding cake! Either/or!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My groom helped pick his fishing cake out.  It is also a great way to save $ on the actual wedding cake.  Sheet cakes are much cheaper and can serve more people.  For example we are having our actual wedding cake servie about 75 guests and then have a sheet cake/grooms cake to serve the other 75 people. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@BabyPebbles I love that!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I hadn’t heard of this either until I began trawling wedding blogs!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I saw the title of this post and laughed because honestly I don’t know either!

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