Many of you know my son is getting married in a few months so we’ve all had all sorts of wedding “stuff” on the brain lately. All sorts of details and decisions for the couple to make. And, of course, one of those decisions is the grooms cake. First of all, with everything else to spend money on, is a grooms cake necessary? Or is it just a fun extra? Although it’s origin and roots are in the south the idea of the grooms cake has caught on across the country, but it’s not absolute wedding protocol. So the answer to that question is – no. It’s a choice. Decision number one – to have a grooms cake or not?
If that decision is yes, decision number two – the theme. Is there a particular theme the groom would like to see? What are his interests? His hobbies? Would it be a poker themed cake like this cool cake above?
Or maybe a tuxedo cake with little chocolate covered tuxedo strawberries?
Maybe, he doesn’t care about a theme, but he does care about the taste. Decision number three – what flavor? This layered chocolate cake makes an amazing presentation and looks incredibly yummy, too!
There’s a multitude of themes, flavors and ways to present the grooms cake. Decision number four – the presentation. I like this iron tray to lift it up and give it definition.
Here’s a look at some more theme possibilities:
For the golfer…..
The Harley guy…..
The chocolate lover…
The oil man…..
The chess lover…..
Or the football fan.
The grooms cake is not necessary, but they can be lots of fun if you decide to have one. And, per The Knots wedding channel website, legend has it they actually have a purpose….
Apparently the grooms cake can be sliced and placed in boxes for guests to take home with them. “And believe it or not, legend has it that single women are supposed to sleep with a slice under their pillow the same night they receive it — and if they do, they’ll dream of their future husband." —weddingchannel.com
Hmmmm, who knew?! So many options, so much fun!