This One’s For the Boys – Groom’s Cakes
When it comes to weddings, girls usually get to have all the fun. Then there’s the groom’s cake. A fun and thoughtful wedding tradition, this is cake is all about him and expressing what he likes.
In a tradition that orignated in the southern United States, the groom’s cake is usually a smaller secondary cake that’s meant to be a gift from the bride. Its a great way to incorporate the groom’s personality into a wedding that’s usually all about her. The cakes can be refined or lighthearted and served at the wedding alongside the bride’s or as dessert at the rehearsal dinner.
The groom’s cake is a nice counter-balance to a traditionally light and flowery wedding cake. Usually dark (often chocolate or spiced), groom’s cakes are also known to have fruit. Romantic and decadant chocolate covered strawberries are a popular choice, but you should honor him with whatever fruits or flavors he likes best.
It’s a fun decorating tradition to personalize the cake, reflecting groom’s interests and hobbies. Here’s where you might want to get a little cake crazy. Have it custom-created into any theme–animal, sports team, favorite beer–to surprise your groom and show him how much you care. It could easily be part of your theme wedding, a trend on the rise for 2012.
We love this amplifier cake for a rock musician groom designed by Cakes by Sam!
If a groom’s cake fits into your bridal budget, it’s a sweet gesture to honor your groom and add a fun touch to your wedding.
What do you think of groom’s cakes? Are you planning to get one for your groom?