The Groom's Cake
Groom cakes have become increasingly popular. In the past, groom cakes were regarded as an unecessary expense, and as an additional cake which was not really served to guests. There are several themes, styles, and designs that can be chosen when you choose to have a groom cakes at your wedding festivities, and the choices are only going to be limited by the imagination and by your creativity.
The History of Grooms CakesIn the United States, the grooms cake was originally associated with the South, and was not very commonly served or seen at weddings. It was traditionally a dark cake, which was either covered in a variety of fruits, or by some kind of chocolate, incorporated with fruit covering. Although it was seen as somewhat of a waste, or an additional luxury to have at weddings, having a groom cake has become has become a tradition in many wedding festivities, not only in the US, but also around the world.
Today, groom cakes can be made in a variety of flavors, some of the most popular options being cheesecakes, chocolate cake (or plain cake with some kind of chocolate frosting), red velvet cake, and various other options, depending on the design, and depending on the look the customer is going for. Today, the groom cakes are generally set on a seperate table during the wedding at the reception, or they are served as the dessert during the rehersal dinner.
What is a Grooms Cake?
A groom cake is a cake that is intended to be a gift from the wife to the groom, and showcases some kind of activity, event, sport, or any other things the groom loves. Many brides will choose to decorate the groom cakes in a wide variety of colors, or with a sports theme, poker theme, or any other style that shows off something humorous, or something that the groom is really passionate about, as the cake is intended to be a gift to him, and something that guests are going to see as a form of decoration.
Today, grooms cakes can be made in a variety of flavors, some of the most popular options being cheesecakes, chocolate cake (or plain cake with some kind of chocolate frosting), red velvet cake, and various other options, depending on the design, and depending on the look the customer is going for. Today, the groom cakes are generally set on a seperate table during the wedding at the reception, or they are served as the dessert during the rehersal dinner.
Groom's Cake Ideas
Groom cakes are a wonderful excuse to create a fun and fabulous cake of art that reflects the groom's personality or his hobbies. Groom cakes can be as fun or as wacky as you want Some ideas to consider when selecting the theme for your groom cakes include:
- a favorite sports team (if your husband is a fan of any sport, you can request that the cake be in a shape of their sport's team mascot, or a stadium);
- poker or card games (or any other gaming like a dartboard, which your husband may enjoy);
- a man cave cake - you can personalize the cake with man cave elements particular to your groom-to-be.
- the place where you met (you can have the cake shaped like a particular item or place where you met, in order to commemorate this location);
- something in the shape of a beverage (whether they drink beer, or any other alcoholic beverage your husband loves, having the cake in the shape and design of their favorite bottle is also a fun idea)
- hobbies (whether it is his favorite sports team, favorite beer, race cars, hot air balloons, zip-lining, or any other hobby your husband has, making the groom cakes in that particular design, is a great way to showcase something that he really loves).