(Closed) What exactly is a grooms cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Definitely think it’s a southern thing. All the wedding I’ve been to have served the grooms cake along side the wedding cake. We are from the south but got married in Hawaii and I surprised him with his cake after we cut our wedding cake. His cake was ginormous and way bigger than our wedding cake lol. 

He works at Nike so this was his cake:

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We actually did a grooms cheesecake (10 cheesecakes actually) because my husband loves cheesecake. We sadly didn’t even get to any because they were all devoured before we even got a chance to get any. The centerpiece of the cheesecake was a little small cake in the shape of a beehive because my husband does beekeeping as a hobby. 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

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SLOBee:  oh I see. That’s what that was all about. Being in the U.K. I’d not heard of grooms cake before joining the bee but now that bit in the film all ties in. Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

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a11ieny:  I always figured that as well as what others have said about why they exist, it’s a good way to have another flavored cake.  People who hate vanilla with lemon buttercream or spice and cream cheese can have chocolate ganache instead, you know?  I’d totally eat all three of the ones I just named, haha.  I’ve never actually attended a wedding with a groom’s cake.  And so far of the 3 in my nearest family no one had a wedding cake at all!  One did pie and ice cream, the second did pie too, now that I think about it.  And we had strawberry shortcake DIY style.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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FutureMrsBex:  

Have any pictures?  I would love some inspiration!  We are also doing an assortment of different cheesecakes for the groom’s cake since Fiance doesn’t like normal cake.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yup, Southern thing! We both picked out the bridal cake, but my DH was set on having his fun cake as well. Both were served at the wedding. His was modeled after his favorite version of the Daily Planet, with a Superman ornament. The entire thing, including the base, is all cake (planet = Italian cream cake, base = red velvet). 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

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serendipityz:  That is badass!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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kawood0618:  I had to screenshot it from my FB page so it’s not the best picture but it’s the only one I could find right now. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

 

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artdecogal:  I think I’m going to have a nightmare before Christmas themed cake for him!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

I had never heard of a groom’s cake until I joined weddingbee. 

We just picked a wedding cake in flavours we both like.

I have a feeling it’s just another ‘extra’ to market at couples because it’ll look cute in the photos. But then I’m quite cynical about a lot of wedding things.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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gijanedoe:  Thanks! We were both thrilled. Our planner juat packed the entire globe up, so when we got back to our hotel we just stuffed our faces and had gold luster everywhere.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

Although I think they can be cute, we aren’t doing one, A. because I’m making our cake as is to cut costs and B. I find the whole tradition to be a little sexist and misguided. Nobody is making me a salted caramel and biscoff cake with chocolate hazelnut ganache shaped like a half marathon medal or a kitchen aid or something. Why should I get associated with the “boring” cake and the “boring” flavor? I’m not boring!! Fiance is the one who wanted the white cake and a simple design haha. No offense to anybody who has a grooms cake–I think they’re a fun surprise and people can get really creative, but just not my personal choice.  

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