Wedding Trends :: Groom's Cake

The forgotten groom's cake is starting to reappear, and is coming back better than ever! This trend, originating in the South, is when the bride gives her groom his own special and personalized cake, separate from the actual wedding cake. Traditionally, the groom's cake is cut and boxed up for guests to take home after the reception. Single women are to sleep with the cake under their pillow that same night, and will dream of their future husband if they do so. I wonder how they actually kept it under their pillow all night without eating it??!!! Today in the South and across the country, the groom's cake has evolved into some amazing and creative confectionery designs. The groom's cake is the chance for the bride to surprise her man with a cake that can be humorous, embarrassing, an inside joke, a showcase of the groom's hobbies, the groom's favorite sports team, his Alma Mater, and can even be a reflection of the couple and their interests or how they met. The cake doesn't have to be crazy and elaborate; it should ultimately represent something special about the groom. The cake is usually placed next to the wedding cake at the reception, but can also be presented at the rehearsal dinner, or even at the family brunch the next day. You can also get creative with the packing used for boxing up the cake, creating a tasty and memorable wedding favor.

Here is some inspiration to drool over:

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"Groom's Cake" by AmyTheNurse is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
steakcake"Groom's Steak Cake" by A Sweet Success is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0  

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"Groom's Cake" by Craig Moore is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
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"Grooms Cake" by Rosa's Cakes is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
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"Grooms Cake" by kwantakoon is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Don't be afraid to think WAY outside of the cake box when planning the design. The sky is the limit when it comes to this part of the wedding.
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