November 7, 2008

Grooms Cakes - A Southern Tradition

Photo credit: The Sugar Syndicate
Okay, so what's up with the groom's cake? I had a bride ask if they had to have a Grooms cake at their reception? So here is the skinny on the grooms cake.

The groom's cake traditionally is a gift from the bride to the groom. This is believed to have originated right here in the South. Back in the day, it was believed that if a single woman put a piece of the groom's cake under her pillow, she would dream that night of the man she would marry. {Single ladies don't try this at home...could be a little messy}

This cake is usually dark, liquor-soaked, CHOCOLATE, or deep chocolate fudge & fruit can also be added. The cake is displayed next to the wedding cake and later cut and put in small white boxes for the guests to bring home.

Sometimes the groom's cake is served at the reception as an alternative or SECOND DESSERT choice. However, the groom's cake is definitely on the comeback.

It has shown up as dessert at the rehearsal dinner or a "late night snack" to be enjoyed with the wedding party. It makes for a great surprise, a few laughs and who can resist a deep, double chocolate fudge cake? Many couples are getting uber creative with their groom's cake and making it in various shapes and styles to match the groom's personality or a particular hobby.

See the options from local cake designers:

Jo's Custom Cakes

Signature Cakes By Vicki

The Bake Shoppe

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