Post # 1
What exactly is a grooms cake and when are you supposed to serve it…at the wedding or reshearsel dinner? Is this tradition expected or do just some couples partake? I just heard about this for the first time and don’t believe any of my friends have done it at their weddings but don’t want to miss doing something that could be important/special for my soon to be hubby 🙂
Post # 2
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
Commenting to follow! I just read the cake thread and was about to ask the same thing myself! 😀
Post # 4
My entire wealth of knowledge about groom’s cakes is this the gray armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias.
Post # 5
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 🙂
Post # 6
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
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
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
- Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park
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
I am surprising him as well at the rehearsal with a cake shaped like his favorite sports jersey!
Post # 11
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 😉
Post # 12
Love it! I think I’m going to do it and serve it at the rehersal dinner…he will be really surprised and that way it will get the attention it deserves.
Post # 13
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 # 14
OMG I love both of these! I want a naked cake for my wedding too 🙂
Post # 15
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.