The Groom’s Cake
The Groom’s Cake is a special way of honoring the groom. It is usually a gift from the bride to the groom, and is traditionally a dark cake of either fruits and nuts or soaked in liquor although chocolate has become quite popular.
The cake may be presented at any time during the wedding celebration, and is sometimes included as one of the layers in the bridal cake. However, it is also nice served as a toast to the groom at the rehearsal dinner to be enjoyed and shared in an intimate tribute to the wedding attendants and special guests. Or it can be offered at the reception as a second flavor choice for the guests.
Special boxed miniature groom’s cakes are also available and make lovely gifts for your attendants.
Tradition says that a bride who keeps a piece of her wedding cake will have a faithful and loving husband.
One of the nicest traditions of all is that of saving part of the wedding cake to share on your first anniversary celebration. Before the advent of the home freezer, the grooms cake was always the cake reserved for this occasion, as the heavy fruit and liquor soaked cakes have a long shelf life.
So many wedding traditions are focused on the bride. Including a groom’s cake as part of your wedding is a nice way to balance things.