A groom wedding cake is an American Southern tradition. The cake is traditionally a gift from the bride and it can be served at different occasions during preparations for the wedding or afterward. The whole point is that the wedding will have two cakes for the groom and bride. There are many differences between the two. First off it is normally a dark type of desert like chocolate or one that has liquor. Also the confection has a masculine theme to it.
The interesting thing is that unlike the main cake this one can be served at the rehearsal as well as the reception. It also is a tradition that the cake is not even eaten at the main festivities but is cut up and wrapped to be eaten later. This is tied with a legend that if a single woman sleeps with a slice of the groom cake beneath or near her pillow, she will dream of her own future groom. This tradition is now making a big comeback breaking into the mainstream. If this is something you want to do as a bride, here some ideas and suggestions to help you find the perfect cake for your groom.
The first thing to think about is what flavor you want to use. The point is to use a cake that your groom will enjoy as well as your guests can enjoy. Since tradition mandates that you use dark flavors there are a couple of routes that you can go down when picking a flavor. First go with the classics. Chocolate is a common favorite and there are very few people that don’t like this flavor. It also meets the requisite dark cake requirement. The other traditional dark cakes would be ginger cake, coca cola cake, or even carrot cake. These all have great flavor and are not too sweet. A more interesting route to go is with fruit flavored cakes. It is important to make sure that you use dark fruit if you want to use a fruity flavor. Then a novel suggestion straight from the south would be Cool-Aid cake made with grape or fruit punch cool aid.
Now you need to think about the theme for your cake. This will most likely be the easiest part. You have been with your groom for quite a while so you should know his hobbies and interests. If he has many interests then focus on the one he spends the most time or most enjoys. The beauty of the cake is that you can make it look like anything you want. It can be a baseball and bat if he is interested in baseball or a golf ball if he is interested in golf. In the end you can use your imagination. It can be anything that your groom likes. One example I’ve seen is a model of the Millennium Falcon starship from Star Wars
Another thing to think about is where you want to serve the confection. For example, one of the places it is served is at the wedding rehearsal. This way it will serve as great refreshment for wedding participants. The other venue of course is the reception. Use your own judgment to see where the cake will best be used. Also try using a matching cake serving set to add something extra to the cake. You can even think about giving it its own cake topper.
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