I’m am really surprised that twice this week I had clients that either the bride or groom was shocked to hear there was such a thing as a “grooms cake”!
Yes there is the main cake where you, as a married couple, will take many of your photos….typically this is called the “Wedding” cake. But there is also a separate cake that is commonly called the “Groom’s” cake.
And what exactly is the groom’s cake? Actually, I was a little curious about that myself so I looked it up on Wikipedia and this is what I found.
“A groom’s cake is a wedding tradition originating in Victorian England, but observed more often in the modern age in the American South. While a wedding cake may often be decorated in white and light in texture or color, the groom’s cake can take a variety of forms, many incorporating chocolate or fruit. Cheesecake sometimes serves as a groom’s cake. The groom’s cake is often served at a table separate from the wedding cake at a wedding reception or wedding breakfast, though it may be served as a dessert for a rehearsal dinner.”
The article also said…. “One tradition was to cut a piece of the cake and put it in a small box, then present the box to an unmarried woman attending the wedding.”
I liked that idea when I read it! But….then I read…..
“The woman was not expected to eat the cake, but rather to put it under her pillow. Superstition held that this tradition would help an unmarried woman find a husband.”
Did you know this? I didn’t so I’m glad I looked it up.
I must say I have seen many different wedding cakes….and now they are just not decorated in white and light in texture or color…I have even see a red wedding cake!
As for the grooms cake, you will notice the LSU cake above. Usually whatever the groom is into…that will be the theme of the cake. Saints and ULL cakes are very popular as are any type of hunting themes. I’ve seen 3D deer, rabbit and ducks!
So be creative in planning your grooms cake theme!