A Cake for Your Groom

The old tradition of the groom's cake revamped!


Be honest. When planning and choosing your wedding cake, how much of the input has been yours, and how much has been your fiancé’s? If you feel that the wedding cake is mostly shaped by what you’ve always wanted, then maybe it’s time to embrace a fading tradition.

Once upon a time brides would buy their new husband a cake of his very own, not a traditional tiered creation like the wedding cake, but something smaller and more suited to their tastes.

This manly cake was then distributed as party favors for the wedding guests. It was believe that if an unmarried guest slept with a slice of the groom’s cake under her pillow, then she would dream of her future husband that night.

Whilst we don’t recommend bedding down on a piece of Victoria sponge, it can be a nice surprise to provide your groom with a cake of his own. This would work especially well if you can’t agree on flavors. If he’s a chocolate man and you like vanilla, providing him with his own chocolate cake is a nice gesture.

You could shape it to suit your groom’s tastes, a football shaped cake for a football fan, or a surfboard inspired creation if he loves the beach. This cake could be presented at the reception or at the rehearsal dinner, or be included in the meal as an additional dessert.

Although it’s not a required part of the wedding, it can be a nice treat for your groom, particularly if he has a sweet tooth, and it’s a great way to show that you’ve been thinking of him and what he likes in the run up to the big day.


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