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.
Guys, I had to.
So many times, I see groom’s cakes, and I think, that groom had NOTHING to do with picking out this cake.
But this one has the mark of GUY all over it.
From the chicken tender bottom tier, to the subs on the middle tier, to the bowl of macaroni salad on the top tier (oh boy, I hope they didn’t freeze it) and beyond – to the Chewbacca and Bride cake toppers….nothing has EVER said Read More
Greetings and salutations!
I have a question for you: why, oh why, does it take going back to school for kiddoes to make life suddenly make sense and seem orderly again? I think that’s hitting the nail on the head. It’s a sense of order. A sense of order that my household has been sorely lacking since the Great Homeschool Experiment of ’11.
Homeschooling parents? God bless ’em. We found out that a) this career girl may not be cut out for that kinda thing; b) my daughter may not be, either. So maybe we’ll revisit in a few years. Or maybe not. You don’t know until you try it, and for now, we’re gonna throw the towel in.
What does this have to do with weddings? Oh, Read More
I have beer on the brain.
I’m not sure whether it’s the two days straight that I’ve opted for meals in pubs, or if it’s the fact that I just spent an awesome week with a beer loving friend, but I knew it was time to feature that king of groom’s cakes: The Beer Cake.
But isn’t this cool? If I’m gonna drink beer, it’s gonna be a good one, and this replica of a pint of Guiness Extra Stout, with lots of cute changes made to the label to make it an original statement, is just awesome, and celebrates right where I am today. I don’t know if it makes me crave cake or beer, though. Either way, it’s good.
We found this fantastic cake on Pinterest, but if you’re after the look, it was created by the team at Pink Cake Box. We are huge fans of their meticulous work.
For the boy who is a man and is getting married, and loves France, or chocolate, or skiing, or all of the above, I give you the Megeve Chocolate Groom’s Cake.
Named for the French ski resort town of the same name, this kinda looks like a big, delicious, chocolate mountain, doesn’t it? With its dusting of icing sugar, I’d like to swish my way down the side of it with a fork right about now. Beneath all those chocolate curls you’ll find discs of vanilla meringue sandwiched together with chocolate mousse. Yum and more Yum.
I found this deliciousness on Martha Stewart, but I spy a little “F” insignia in the front, and I’m wondering if it stands for Fauchon, a food emporium in Paris…also known as HEAVEN ON EARTH. (No. Seriously. Go there. Now.)
This cake has two of my favorite flavors – chocolate and honey, Honey – so you were going to see it at some point. Add to it the fabulous design and the gorgeous pop of color from the grosgrain ribbon, and you have cake perfection.
I have a little girl crush on Heather from Sprinkle Bakes anyway, because she makes the most delightful and scrumptious-sounding treats. But isn’t this just the bees knees, quite literally, y’all? Rich chocolate cake, glazed with a Read More
Here’s another page from the files of “The Guy Had Nothing to Do with Picking this Cake.” But I love it, so you’re gonna see it ANYWAY.
In the interest of full disclosure, this cake was actually made by Cocoa and Fig of Minneapolis (LOVE THEM, and have featured them before with their FAB Rock Candy Wedding Cake) for a styled shoot. Which, in wedding blog terms, means Read More
Ready for something a little spicy today, Boys?
I know a LOT of fellas that don’t think their meal is complete without a little shake-shake of their favorite hot sauce. And while we all have our favorites, Tobasco does seem to be the Granddaddy of them all, yes?
I think this is a really adorable cake. I’m always slightly amused by sweet cake that’s shaped to resemble something that it won’t possibly taste like. But then again, maybe they managed to add some Tobasco to the filling. What do y’all think? Chocolate-Tobasco Read More
“When my ten-gallon hat is feelin’ five gallons flat…” Am I the only one who thinks of PSAs from childhood when I see huge Stetsons?
Isn’t this cute? Well, I suppose the cowboy who inspired it wouldn’t appreciate me calling it that, but it is. I’m assuming our groom – and maybe even our bride – does a fair amount of riding on the range, and needs something to Read More
It’s time for another installment in “Brooke Fancies Up Your Groom’s Cake.”
French for “fake wood” (so really, the French sounds ever so much better and we should probably stick with it), the term faux bois refers to a decorating motif. Here it’s made by pressing a wood graining tool into the shiny ganache glaze that coats the cake layers. Since the tool is applied directly Read More