Sunday, February 27, 2011

A southern tradition....The Groom's Cake!

The Groom's cake is a long-standing tradition in the south and a fun gift a bride can give her groom! Think back to a scene in "Steel Magnolias" where all the women are having a discussion about a red and gray cake in the shape of an armadillo. That armadillo was the groom's cake Shelby was planning to give her husband-to-be.

The groom's cake is typically smaller than the wedding cake and is decorated to reflect a particular hobby or interest of the groom. My husband is a huge Boston Red Sox fan so when we got married I went with a Red Sox themed grooms cake & he loved it...so did all the other Red Sox fans at our wedding!

Here's a little history of the "Groom's Cake"....The groom's cake was not to be served to the guests while at the wedding reception, but rather it was to be sliced up, placed into packages and given to them as favors when they departed. Single women at the wedding would take their pieces of cake home and sleep with it under their pillows in hopes of dreaming of their future husbands.

While groom's cakes are a tradition in the south, elsewhere it is really a matter of preference. There is no rule, but if you want to add a sentimental touch to your wedding day, then honor your groom with his own cake. It is a sweet gesture that will give your guests something extra to talk about.


1 comment:

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