(Closed) Grooms Cake?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Originally the grooms’ cake was a fruitcake or something like that; you cut it in little tiny pieces, wrapped them, and took them home to put under your pillow (for luck in the following year, or to dream of your future husband, depending upon your marital status).

Now the groom’s cake is generally just something fun – probably chocolate – and decorated more casually than the bridal cake (think golf tees or football fields at one extreme).  My sister had a three tier traditional wedding cake (lemon with raspberry filling and white frosting) and two single-tier "grooms’cakes" that were chocolate with raspberry truffle filling and chocolate frosting.  Two, because my BIL said he needed there to be leftovers to take home.  The chocolate just disappeared, and he was crushed.  Apparently most of the guests preferred it. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

To answer the rest of your question – I have generally seen grooms’ cake at the reception.  That is where my sister had hers.  My Fiance doesn’t seem to want a "guy theme" decorated cake, but we will probably have separate cakes like my sister did – let him choose the flavors and decor for one and me for the other.  We will have them at the reception.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We’re doing one and I’m looking forward to it. In the part of the country we live (southeast US), it is "proper" to serve the groom’s cake at the Rehearsal Dinner (since, in theory, the groom’s family hosts the RD).

 We don’t care about being "proper", though. We just think it makes more sense to have it at that event. That afternoon, the ladies will enjoy the bridesmaids’ cake. The evening will be the groom’s cake… and the following evening will be the gy-normous bride’s cake!

 I don’t think there is any rule to follow about when you have it – if you have it at all. Go with that feels right for your wedding.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

we’re having one too! a mini-replica of Yankees Stadium – can you tell he looooves the Yankees???  

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Hey there, more shoes….we did the same thing for Mr Corn and it was presented at the rehearsal dinner.

 

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We are having a grooms cake at the rehearsal dinner.  My fiance wanted a day of the dead wedding cake, but it didn’t go over well with the folks so we decided to have a grooms cake…. red velvet with chocolate frosting with a decorated sugar skull on the top!  I can’t wait!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Wow – I wish my Fiance wanted a grooms cake.  I have so many great photo inspirations and ideas.  Maybe if I suggest it at the Rehearsal Dinner it will go over better.  I guess he thinks it will just look goofy at the reception.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I had a groom’s cake – even though my three tiered wedding cake was more than enough to feed to 53 guests!  I really wanted to have something special for him.  It was a surprise! (He’s pretty clueless about weddings!)  It was golf themed – and his favorite flavor (spice) from the cake tasting.  We didn’t choose that flavor for the wedding cake tiers.

Sadly neither of us actually got a piece of the groom’s cake 🙁  It went pretty fast!  Maybe I’ll get him a replica for our anniversary!

PS – I would assign someone to make sure certain things happen during the wedding that you may forget about since you’re busy!

A – Groom’s cake to the groom!

B – No table clean-up until all favors/placecards have been removed from the table!  My favors were not cheap and I would have saved the ones not taken!!  With guests outside and dancing etc – the clean up crew just started sweeping up tablecloths (with all things still on the table) before guests could keep their momentos!!  (I know not every guests keep things, but I knew a few of mine were disappointed!)

I know that was random! 

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