The groom’s cake originated in the South, and although some see it as an unnecessary expense, the groom’s cake has made a big comeback. Originally the groom’s cake was meant to be a gift from the bride to the groom and is typically representative of the groom’s hobbies or interests. The groom’s cake should reflect the groom’s personality and/or sense of humor. Brides tend to get creative from golf bags, to fish, to tractors, to cowboy boots, to airplanes, to the MU Stadium and just about anything you can imagine. Each groom’s cake is very unique. The whole idea of the groom’s cake is to give the groom something special for the big day as well.
Traditionally the groom’s cake is a smaller cake displayed next to the bride’s cake and is later cut into pieces for guests to take home. Boxed slices of groom’s cake can serve as wedding favors as well.
Thanks to Laura Wright, Sugar & Spice Bakery, for some of these wonderful examples.