Traditionally, a Groom's Cake is a gift from the bride
the groom in his favorite flavor that shows his personality and interests in
the design. Typically, the groom's cake is displayed next to the wedding cake,
cut later on and distributed in cake boxes for the wedding guests to take home.
Some popular flavors are chocolate, cheesecake, or even liquor-soaked cake.
Groom’s cakes are a custom of the American South—however, belles from the south aren’t the only ones ordering specialty cakes for their future husbands! You will find in other parts of the country the groom’s cake is served at the rehearsal dinner, as an additional cake at the reception, or to the bridal party post-reception.
Superstition dictates that if a single woman sleeps
with the slice under her pillow, that night she will dream of her own wedding
or future husband. However, like so many wedding traditions, there are few
rules anymore and (almost) anything goes.
The grooms’ cake is fun and not as traditional as the
wedding cake. Be creative!