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Groom’s Cake

 

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.

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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for April 29, 2011

Snowball Cake pops

Greetings, Cake Lovers and Seekers of Pretty and *sigh* Moments!

What have you been up to this week?  I confess, I’ve had one foot in Fantasyworld (or rather, in the Happiest Place on Earth) and the other in the quagmire that is the last month of the school year.  Will it ever end?  I suppose that’s counter Read More

 
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“He’s Her Lobster” Groom’s Cake

Lobster groom's cake

You know the episode.  Of course you do!  Ross.  Rachel.  Phoebe and the lobsters.

Well, Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes in Georgia (see!  I told you to stay tuned for another fabulous Cup a Dee cake!) likes to think that episode is the idea behind this one.  And I (and a couple million of my closest friends who were also glued to the TV on Thursday nights in the nineties) would like to agree.

While Jenniffer says the cake was a Read More

 
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For the Guys: Waffle Cake, Anyone?

waffle grooms cake

On Saturdays, I always wake up craving those big, country boy, farmhand breakfasts.  I am neither a boy, nor do I live on a farm, so I’m not sure why my body things I need that many calories.  Nevertheless.

Doesn’t this groom’s cake just look scrumptious?  I would LOVE to know what flavors are under that impeccably Read More

 
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One for the Guys: Golf Green Cupcake Cluster

Cupcake cluster golf green

Have you seen this fun idea – taking a cluster of cupcakes, and decorating them to be a unified them, which can look almost like a sheet cake – only WAY funner?

I admit, up to now, I’ve seen this creative technique applied mostly for children’s birthday parties.  But I love LOVE using cupcakes for a groom’s cake!  I mean, why shouldn’t your Main Squeeze celebrate the Big Day with manly cupcakes of his own?

This look is Read More

 
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Hostess Cupcake Groom’s Cake

Chocolate Hostess Cupcake Groom's CAke

What is with me and chocolate lately? Wait. Could there BE a dumber question?  Eh.  It is what it is.  And…what it is…is another chocolate cake from Brooke. 😉

But look at it, will ya?  Like I could resist!  It’s a giant Hostess cupcake, perched upon the top of what we suspect is the groom’s cake for a lovely summer celebration.  And it’s perfectly executed and instantly recognizable.

Okay, so…confession.  I was never really allowed to have these as a kid, and I wouldn’t let my children touch Hostess products with a ten-foot pole, so they would have Read More

 
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A Look Back: Christen’s Favorite Cake Posts of 2011

Exactly one year ago today I jumped on-board this bandwagon called A Wedding Cake Blog. It’s been a great year and I have literally been up to my eyeballs in frosting ever since. I’ve talked about cupcakes, traditional cakes, very blue cakes and been introduced to Cake Pops and Mini-Cakes. I’ve over-shared..I mean really..who knew that a simple wedding cake could inspire so much random blubbering? So on the eve of the eve of the New Year I’ve decided to take a look back at my top ten favorite posts of Read More

 
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Combination Wedding and Groom’s Cake

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This cake caught my interest on Pinterest. Why? Because I feel like it summarizes my life. I am a teacher so I spend most of my days sticky sweet and annoyingly traditional. However, every once and awhile I can easily flip to the dark side and my kids think “Hey, she’s a little nutty”.

So. That’s me. Half a traditional beautiful white cake and the other half a gorgeous chocolate groom’s cake. I have never seen a cake like this and to tell you the truth, I love it. The couple decided Read More

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for November 27, 2011

Painted Floral Cake

What a great time of the year!  We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, gathered together with family or friends – or both!  We did, and we’re still enjoying those fantastic leftovers!  And while our attention is rapidly turning to Christmas and the winter holidays, we’re excited to bring Read More

 
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Cake Topper Friday: Chicago Cubs Cake and Topper

cubstopper

I’ve always had a thing for Wrigley Field.

This from the girl who just two short weeks ago asked her husband who won the Super Bowl.  (Answer:  The Cardinals…he has learned that I really just don’t care enough to attribute the right names to the right sports.  Of course I KNOW the Super Bowl is football if I thought about it.  Most of the time I simply don’t care to think).

Anyway.  My thing for Wrigley Field dates back to the first time I saw Sleepless in Seattle and they show a flashback of Sam (Tom Hanks) and Maggie (dead wife) Read More

 
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‘Dr. Who’ Police Box Groom’s Cake

police

I hope that your Halloween candy induced sugar high did not end up here last night.  And by here I mean the slammer…because that’s what is featured on this grooms cake.  Or, well I guess technically it’s a Police Box?  I had no idea what that is.  So I had to get my research on.

I turned to my old friend Wikipedia to discover that Police Boxes are actually just that.  A Police Station in a box.  They are set up all over Great Britian and basically any member of the police force or the community can go in and get in touch Read More

 
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