(Closed) Why do people have a grooms cake?

posted 10 years ago in Food
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  • Post # 32
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We didnt have one (even though they are tradition where I am from). We had half our wedding cake left over as is, so i’m really glad we didn’t pay for it!

    Post # 33
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m using it as a nice surprise for my Fiance. He loves Star Wars and keeps joking about incorporating Star Wars into our wedding so I’m having my friend who’s doing our cake make him a little Star Wars cake as a cute little compromise.

    Post # 34
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think this is interesting to see what different people think about them.  In New Orleans it is very rare that you go to a wedding without them.  The grooms cake is a present to the groom from the bride.  Everyone I have ever seen has been a suprise to the groom and he doesn’t know the theme of the cake until the reception. 

    My cake is not an extra cost.  It actually cost less to do the smaller wedding cake and the grooms cake. 

    I also second the factor that normally southern weddings are not a seated dinner and it is more of apps and deserts.  Having the second cake adds to the different types of food that you offer and your traditional grooms cake is chocolate. 

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

    I work for a higher profile baker who gets along awesomely with my fiancee.  They both like Metal and Punk music and he is totally jazzed for his grooms cake.  Since the wedding is going to be ‘nice’ and really doesn’t offer a lot of opportunity for death metal, drum solos, computery things, and weight lifting, which are a lot of his interests, he is taking the task of deciding the Grooms Cake very seriously.  And I’m happy he’ll have it.  I also like the ‘fun’ it will bring to the wedding, so we don’t get too caught up in ‘oooh, this is a wedding’.  It’s a party!

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee

    @bells: I think it’s just a little surprise for him since so much of the wedding is about the bride. Also, my SO loves chocolate and I am not a big fan so that ‘s a good flavor option for the guest who will enjoy that. It’s a cute/ special touch.

    Post # 37
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    Honey Beekeeper

    A lot of the wedding is about the bride. So I’ll be having a groom’s cake for my Fiance at the rehearsal dinner, allowing the dinner to be a little bit more about him. Plus, it’s going to be a surprise and I know he’ll love it!

    Post # 38
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It’s kind of a tradition down here. It also gave Hubby something, of his very own, to work on. That was the one thing that I didn’t have any say in. I let him have that all to himself.

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have no idea what they are for.  We’re doing a dessert table anyway.

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My grooms mom said she is going to pay for the grooms cake. We are both University of Fl grads so we want to have a gator for our cake. I’ve only been to one wedding that hasn’t had a grooms cake. Having it is helping us out budgetwise because instead of a cake to feed 250 we are only getting a cake to feed 150 and with our grooms cake and ice cream bar I’m sure there will be plenty of dessert choices!

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am from Illinois and I had never even heard of a Grooms Cake until I found wedding bee! I’ve never been to a wedding where there was one and I don’t entirely get it either. Sounds like fun for those who enjoy it though! :]

    Post # 42
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    Newbee

    I have didn’t know about a Grooms Cake either! Check out this one. Hahaha. Not a fan of Coors light, but super funny none the less.

    Post # 43
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    Newbee

    Check this one out!

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    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are thinking about doing it at the rehersal (jsut to we have dessert) we are already doing three flavlors for the layers in the wedding cake so that made more sense to us. If you want to have one I think they are really fun at the RH or the wedding!

    Post # 45
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    Wannabee

    Groom’s Cakes are so fun! I love the idea that a Groom can get a cake of his own with a ton of ‘guy stuff’ on it. It was the ONLY way Batman was going to be at Our Wedding.

    Post # 46
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m doing one for FH, but it’ll be for the rehearsal dinner. It’s a surprise for him and I think he’ll love it.

    I really don’t know why we do them, but there have always been groom’s cakes at weddings here.

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