From The Intern’s Desk: The Groom’s Cake
Groom’s cakes are a Southern tradition designed to show your new husband’s personality.
They are fun, delicious, and add a manly touch in the midst of the flowers, sparkles, and tulle. The big question surrounding them to those unfamiliar with the tradition is “When do you cut groom’s cake?” That’s what I’m here for, to help with all of your groom’s cake needs. They originally started as a desert to be enjoyed at wedding receptions, served at the same time as the wedding cake. The bride and groom would cut the first piece together, and have a waiter or groomsman/bridesmaid cut the rest. At some weddings, the cake would be cut and boxed and sent home with the guests as a wedding favor. In other areas, they are served at the rehearsal dinner before the wedding. There isn’t really a right or wrong way, as long as it fits in with the flow of your own wedding events! (And let’s face it, any time is a great time for cake.) The “groom’s cake” doesn’t even have to be a cake. Recently, I attended a wedding for two close friends, Joel and Hollie. In lieu of a cake, they had a tower full of delectable mini chocolate cupcakes topped with guitar picks with their picture on them. Joel is a guitarist, and early in their relationship he taught Hollie how to play. It was an adorable (and yummy) way to add his personality and tell their love story. I have seen anything from an Oreo cookie arrangement with a flowing milk waterfall to a four tier stack of glazed donuts. Here are a couple of my favorite groom’s cakes from some of our real weddings!
This groom is hog wild, and the happy couple showed it off with this Arkansas Razorback cake. Woo Pig Sooie!
His passion for music came out with this adorable piano cake.
Another Razorback fan showed off his team spirit with a Donald W. Reynold Stadium cake! It almost looks too good to eat.
A simple platter of his favorite desert is always a delicious way to incorporate his taste.
No matter when or how they are served, your groom and your guests are sure to
enjoy looking at (and eating) them.