Thursday, March 11, 2010

What is a Groom's Cake? Is it worth the investment?

A groom's cake is a wedding tradition that originates with the South. The history of a groom's cake goes like this. The groom's cake was not to be served to the guests while at the wedding reception, but it was to be sliced up, and given to them as favors when they departed. Single women at the wedding were said to take their pieces of cake home and sleep with it under their pillows in hopes of dreaming of their future husbands. This tradition has changed, THANKFULLY, and the groom's cake is more to celebrate the groom's hobbies or personality, while at the same time incorporating new cake flavors and textures. Most traditional wedding cake is white and groom's cake are chocolate. However, the trends in wedding cakes have changed. Wedding cakes are often several layers, of many different flavors, not just vanilla and chocolate. The shapes are and colors vary with every bride's taste and design. That being said, the groom's cake tradition has not only continued but grown in popularity. The groom's cake can be served along with the wedding cake or at the rehearsal dinner. Whether or not it is worth the investment is a personal issue. I always believes that guests notice the little things and who doesn't enjoy cake??!!! Besides, what a fun way to get to show off your personality, as a couple or as individuals.

Here are a few fun Groom's cakes. The top one was at one of my weddings. It celebrated the couple's love of the outdoors. It was a huge hit. It was a surprise to the couple and they, along with the guests, loved it.

.....if you love cakes and laughs, I suggest you check out cake wrecks. It is hilarous, as Marie Antoinette said, "let them eat cake."

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