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Surprise Your Groom with a Just-for-Him Dessert Tailored to His Taste

What is a groom’s cake? It’s a gift from the bride to the groom that reflects his personality and interests in his favorite cake flavor.

Traditionally, groom’s cakes are a custom of the American South—however, belles from the south aren’t the only ones ordering specialty cakes for their hubbies-to-be! Groom’s cakes have been known to sneak their way into a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception in almost every area of the country.

Tradition dictates that the groom’s cake is to be boxed up prior to the reception and passed to guests, sometimes only single women, as wedding favors after the reception. In fact, superstition holds that if single women sleep with the slice under their pillow that night, they’ll dream of their own weddings. But as with so many wedding traditions, there are few rules anymore and (mostly) anything goes. The groom’s cake can be served at the rehearsal dinner, as additional cake at the reception, or to the bridal party post-reception.

Today, many couples use the groom’s cake as an opportunity to express their personality. The grooms’ cake is fun and not as serious as the wedding cake. Be creative!

Fifth Ave Cakes’ Top 10 Reasons to Get a Groom’s Cake

  1. It’s a fun and unique way to show what makes your guy one-of-a-kind!
  2. What better way to a man’s heart than through his stomach?
  3. Your friends and family should know that you met on a ski slope in Aspen—a possible design for the groom’s cake!
  4. Remember the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolia’s? Exactly!
  5. Your groom will love such a yummy gift.
  6. What else are you going to have for dessert at the rehearsal dinner?
  7. It’s a good conversation piece, especially after you’ve run out of things to say to your fourth cousin twice removed or your drunk Uncle Doug.
  8. It’s a memorable photo opportunity!
  9. It’s a way to show your creativity!
  10. After swearing off carbs for six months, why not have your cake and his cake too?

Make sure to order this cake between two and three weeks in advance, depending on the complexity of the design, to ensure it is finished on time.


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