Once a rarity at weddings, groom’s cakes have gained such popularity that now, it’s rare to go to a wedding that doesn’t feature this alternative to the main wedding cake. The tradition of groom’s cakes in the United States has its roots in the South. Normally, a groom’s cake is a gift from bride to groom, and acts as a foil to the often feminine, traditional wedding cake. Normally, groom’s cakes do not feature anything flowery or feminine, and often take the shape of something with significance to the groom – a mascot for a favorite sports team, a college logo, a favorite hobby or beverage. Likewise, the flavors of the groom’s cake will typically contrast with the wedding cake, and will often be something “dark,” such as chocolate or a liquor-soaked cake of some sort. Another popular option for a groom’s cake is a cheesecake, which typically does not lend itself well to being stacked in multiple tiers (although it can – and is – done.) Groom’s cakes are usually served on a separate table from the wedding cake, and may sometimes even be served at the rehearsal dinner the night before. Want to represent your groom in some meaningful and whimsical way to your wedding guests? A groom’s cake may be just the thing.
A couple weeks ago, I featured a tuxedo groom’s cake, and got lots of great feedback on it. Well, it was pretty cute.
Well, this one caught my eye, too. Aren’t they darling?
I know, they’re a simple approach. But they’re straightfoward and to-the-point, and I guarantee their precious adorableness brought a smile to the faces of the guests at this wedding.
The wedding, or “bride” cake, is just beautiful and classic. The lovely nosegay on top, the brooch and ribbon trim and trailing rose petals speak to my romantic heart. The tuxedo groom’s cake is well-executed, and such a nice simple foil to the pretty wedding cake. And isn’t the boutonniere darling?
We spied these cakes on Pinterest, but they are the lovely work of Beancounter Bakery in Massachusetts.
So, I realize that we who are children of the 80s are now firmly in the middle age category, which is a little hard to believe. At the same time, I’d like to think that we’re a little more relevant and hip than our predecessors were. But I may be totally fooling myself. Let me live in my fantasy? Um K Thx.
However, I know that Read More
We bid adieu to Sandy here without too many worries…just a little wind and rain. I sincerely hope and pray that all the weather folk out there are dead wrong, and that Sandy dissipates into the chilly Atlantic without so much as a whimper. Hey – it could happen.
So, beyond weather, we have a Read More
It’s not that I think most guys are not interested in a serious groom’s cake. It’s just…well…they aren’t.
Ask the typical guy about any facet of a wedding ceremony or reception, and you probably will be greeted with a lukewarm response at best. Sure…they might have their niche interests, like what music will be played or the like, but they probably aren’t going to want to parse every detail to the nth degree.
So I think an über Read More
This, Gentle Readers, is not a cake that looks like a meat loaf. This is, in fact, a cake made of meat loaf.
As the story goes, groom Todd was asked what flavor cake he wanted for “his” cake. His sarcastic answer? “MEAT!”
Well, someone took Todd very seriously, and this delightful (and reportedly delicious) meatloaf cake was born.
So, I wasn't at said wedding. But I can make a fair guess here about the components. Read More
Now this is a groom’s cake that both he and she will love! Not because they’re both baseball fans (though that would be a cool reason, too.) I think this would be an “it pleases everybody” because he gets to represent his favorite team (he’s happy) and it’s just SO darn CUTE! (she’s happy.) See? Everyone Read More