Groom’s cakes are becoming more and more popular. With its roots in the South, the groom’s cake is considered a gift from the Bride to the Groom. Any why not, since most weddings center mostly around the Bride.
I recently read that legend has it that single women were supposed to sleep with a slice of the Groom’s cake under their pillow the same night of the wedding where they received it, and they will dream of their future husband. So many uses for Groom’s cakes!
One really good use is to have the Groom’s cake be the dessert for the Rehearsal Dinner. We did a Soccer Cleat cake as a surprise for the Groom for the Rehearsal dinner and it was a hit!
The shoe was chocolate covered in buttercream and fondant. Everything was edible including the cleats and the laces. The cupcakes were lemon covered with lemon buttercream and fondant panels for the soccer balls. The Groom was thrilled.
Today’s Groom’s cake is usually a reflection of the Groom’s interests. This Groom’s cake was presented at the wedding on it’s own table at the wedding. The Groom was BIG into politics so we designed a cake and cake pops with a message. He also got his favorite – Strawberry cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Buttercream.
The cake does not have to be huge as you can see from the picture above. A small cake is a nice accent to a wedding cake or dessert bar. A little will go a long way.
Here are some other ideas for groom’s cakes. What would your groom like?