(Closed) Did you do a groom's cake?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Ancaster Mill

We had one and I’m glad I went through with it. We didn’t have traditional wedding cake, we had a cheese wheel cake instead (probably my favourite part if the wedding other than actually getting married) so it was nice to have a sweet option too. My husband’s birthday was also 3 days after the wedding, so I used or as an excuse to get a more elaborate birthday cake. It was Doctor Who themed, his all time favourite show. I don’t have a picture of the actual cake yet but here is what I sent to my cake lady and she managed to replicate it (minus the flowers) almost to a T. I payed $315 for the cake, which had about 40 portions.

 

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Haha, this thread is making me giggle. Girl, you own your grooms cake! I loved ours! Hubs and I both graduated from Clemson so babe had a Clemson grooms cake. I. Loved. It. It was red velvet and absolutely delicious, not kidding. It is a Southern tradition. Groom’s cakes are generally seen as a “masculine” element of the wedding. Back in the day, girly white and pink flowered wedding cakes didn’t fly, so they started this whacky tradition where the flavors could be rich and “masculine”. Hubs loved his cake and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We served ours at our wedding and did Banana Pudding at our Low Country Boil rehearsal. #southernbumpkins #don’tjudge #andyeswehadbbqatourwedding

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

freckles071611:   the wedding cake apparently is “the brides cake” (which I never knew)  according to THE KNOT  I just learned this by google.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Agreeing with PP – it is a southern thing.  And yes, we will have one and eat it at the rehearsal dinner.

douglastobee1011:  I love the idea about Clemson (although I don’t love Clemson – lol)!  My Fiance graduated from East Carolina and that is the only reason we have purple as a wedding color.  He’d LOVE an ECU grooms cake!

ETA:  he has already requested that it be red velvet, also a southern thing.  He is 110% southern, born and raised in NC – and only left it when he was in the Navy.  

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No, I didn’t.  But we didn’t serve cake at all at our wedding.  We had pie instead and I did get him a special chocolate cream pie as a surprise (all the other pies were fruit or nut pies).  We ended up using the cream pie as our “cutting pie” to make sure we both got a bit.  It cost me about $17 and was cut into maybe 8ish slices?

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We did a grooms cake. It was gluten free for our gluten intolerant guests, and it was fairly simple. We had our university’s logo on it! (We met in college). 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

acw2016:  Had a groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner! It was made in the shape of a stadium for his/our favorite football team (the Patriots) and had the team logo and a little football figurine. Luckily we got married in New England so every grocery store has Patriots themed cakes for birthday parties, and so I just ordered one of those. I believe it was about $30. He was totally surprised and loved it!

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

acw2016:  Nope. Darling Husband is not a big cake person, so it would have been a waste. We actually had no sweets at our rehearsal dinner.

I had seen a fun cake that would have been perfect for him that someone did in town (it was a deer!), but again… it would have probably gone untouched, or we would have had a ton leftover and I would have ate it all.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

There is always room for more cake 🙂

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My Fiance is a big Angels fan, so I’m considering getting him a themed grooms cake.. something small, nothing crazy. He’s a huge fan of chocolate so if we don’t go for that with our regular cake, I will make sure it’s super chocolately 😉 I just want to have something fun and personal for him to reflect his interests, since, let’s be honest, my groom let me have free reign with colors and decor for everything else in the wedding, and the sparkly silver/gold we’re having wasn’t exactly his idea lol.

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

It’s a southern tradition. You don’t NEED it but… do you need flowers? Or 98% or the rest of your wedding expenses? I wouldn’t do it if I hadn’t heard of it either lol. It’s just a fun second cake- woohoo cake. 

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