(Closed) What exactly is a grooms cake?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Its a southern tradition. Its not “neccessary” or expected, its just fun. You could adopt it if you wanted- more cake the merrier IMO. Typically its smaller, a little outlandish and themed towards a grooms interest- sports teams, alma mater, job, hobby etc.

Post # 3
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Commenting to follow! I just read the cake thread and was about to ask the same thing myself! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
3423 posts
Sugar bee

My entire wealth of knowledge about groom’s cakes is this the gray armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias.



Post # 5
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Groom’s cake is usually a separate cake in the groom’s favorite flavor and/or designed to highlight a special hobby, favorite sports team or profession. It’s usually served at the wedding as a dessert. I’ve seen a cake shaped as an ambulance because the groom was a paramedic, or shaped in the logo of a groom’s favorite sports team. Ive seen some hunting themed cakes. It’s up to you to do it or not. I don’t believe it’s required. My Fiance said he didn’t care because our wedding cake is chocolate (we both love chocolate) so he didn’t mind not having a separate groom’s cake. However I’m going to surprise him with one just for fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
2458 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m doing one for my fi at the rehearsal dinner (surprise!). He said he didn’t want one because he didn’t want it to take away from the beauty of the day, by being a completely different theme and stuff, which is why I’m going to do it at the rehearsal dinner. I know he will love it! 

Post # 7
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I think groom’s cakes vary.

Although I have seen a lot in a shape that is in line with the groom’s interests, I have also seen plain cakes. They tend to be more ‘people pleasing’ flavors. An almond amaretto wedding cake with fondant frosting may look stunnng but a lot of time wedding cake is just…meh.

The groom’s cake is cut after the wedding cake and is served along side it, as dessert.

Our groom’s cake is a plain chocolate cake from our favorite restaraunt.

Post # 8
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It is usually a cake that only reflects the interests and hobbies of the groom.  I guess it comes from the fact that usually the bride plans the wedding and it reflects her tastes so it is something to reflect him.  Personally, I don’t really care for the segregation during an event about a union of two people.  I can see why they are fun, but I would rather get my other half one for a birthday. 

Post # 9
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

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SLOBee:  YES! Favorite movie of all time.

Drum: “Ouiser, can we call a truce long enough for me to get a piece of cake?”

*Ouiser cuts the ass off*

Drum: “Nothing like a good piece of ass.” LOL!

Post # 10
584 posts
Busy bee

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ahartig:  I am surprising him as well at the rehearsal with a cake shaped like his favorite sports jersey!

Post # 11
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I don’t super understand the groom’s cake thing because isn’t our wedding cake also for and chosen by the groom? Lol anyway, we wanted to do a naked cake, but we were nervous it would dry out (which it didn’t). So we opted to do a “groom’s” cake as an excuse to have an additional smaller cake.

I guess if you’re choosing all the wedding stuff yourself and he doesn’t have any input, then this is where you would ask him what he wants? Not sure. We went more of the co-planning route ๐Ÿ˜‰

Main cake:

“Groom’s” cake:

Post # 13
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My southern friends have done this and I loved it! I’ll take any excuse to eat more cake. In my experience, it’s always been served at the rehearsal dinner and it’s usually way more amazing than the wedding cake. One of my friends did cheescake and another did peanut butter cup cake. Both were amazing!

Post # 15
10424 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I think its more of a southern thing. Every wedding i’ve ever been to has had a grooms cake (served along side of the wedding cake) and usually the grooms cake is a different flavor that has been picked by the groom as well as designed with the groom in mind. At my parents wedding my mother had a 6 tiered white wedding cake while my dad had a two tiered dark chocolate cake covered in chocolate strawberries next to it. Some people incorporate things the groom likes into the design of the cake like cars or video games.

Fiance hates cake so he’s having grooms pie instead.

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