Post # 1
I’m from the UK and have never heard of this… Please can someone shine some light on this for me?
1) What is it?
2) What is it for?
3) How do you incorporate it into the ceremony?
4) Where is it displayed?
5) Do guests eat it?
Post # 3
I’m not too clear on this either but.. usually, it’s a flavor that the groom likes and its often decorated to look like something the groom likes.. like fighing, favorite sports team, ect, and I think it’s a surprise…?
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
It’s just another cake that’s generally displayed next to the actual cake. Usually it’s something cute and whimsical that relates to the groom’s interests or hobbies, and traditionally it’s a different flavor from the main cake (I’ve heard of it being chocolate most often), to give an alternative to guests who don’t like whatever the main cake is!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
I have primarily heard of this as a tradition in the Southern US as well.
Post # 6
Yes this is mostly a southern thing. Some people do the groom’s favorite dessert or flavor. Most of the time it is chocolate since the wedding cake is usually vanilla. They also are very unique in their designs.
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Post # 8
I got this from wedding channel.com-
“A Grooms cake is intended to be a gift from the bride to the groom.
It can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner to an alternative choice to the bride’s cake at the wedding. It’s customary for the groom’s cake to be displayed next to the bride’s cake and later cut and put into boxes for guests to take home. And believe it or not, legend has it that single women are supposed to sleep with a slice under their pillow the same night they receive it — and if they do, they’ll dream of their future husband. Boxed slices of groom’s cake can also serve as your wedding favors. If you go this route, take advantage of the opportunity to get creative with the packaging — an additional way to reflect your bridal style.
A current creative trend in groom’s cakes is to have the cake reflect the groom’s interests and hobbies. Whatever you decide, gifting your new husband with his own cake is something you should do because you want to — not because you feel obligated.”
i’m not sure yet if we’ll do it for the rehearsal dinner or at the wedding! fun!!
Post # 9
It’s usually a chocolate cake (sometimes just chocolate, sometimes covered in chocolate covered strawberries, and lately, a theme cake) for the groom – I think it’s usually chocolate to offset the traditional white wedding cake.
It’s become pretty popular to have the grooms cake be something the groom likes – my husbands was the Auburn football field (the one in Steel Magnolias was an armadillo) and either surprise him with it during the reception, or just have it near the wedding cake. It doesn’t have to be a surprise and often, the men pick them out themselves (my hubs did). Yes, guests eat it! 🙂
Post # 10
OMG i’m so making an awesome AFL football and sending it over to our place the night before the wedding so my partner his brother and my stepson can enjoy it hahaha! 🙂
Post # 11
Ha ha ha ha ha this title cracked me up.
Post # 12
It’s a southern thing!! I’m sure most of the ladies have explained it for you but it’s most of the time (not always, though) a chocolate cake & since the wedding cake it normally white & vanilla-ish, the groom has a cake as well & can display it on it’s own table, or near the wedding cake! Either/or!
Post # 13
My groom helped pick his fishing cake out. It is also a great way to save $ on the actual wedding cake. Sheet cakes are much cheaper and can serve more people. For example we are having our actual wedding cake servie about 75 guests and then have a sheet cake/grooms cake to serve the other 75 people.
Post # 14
@BabyPebbles I love that!!!
Post # 15
I hadn’t heard of this either until I began trawling wedding blogs!
Post # 16
I saw the title of this post and laughed because honestly I don’t know either!