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Share the Sweetness: Add a Sugarland Groom's Cake to Your Wedding

Posted September 4, 2013

Weddings are usually focused on the bride, so why not give the groom special attention in the form of his own wedding cake? The groom's cake has roots in the Victorian England, when a groom's cake was served to the groomsmen at the wedding. That tradition died down overseas, but found new life in the southern United States.

Now, brides in all parts of the country are incorporating this southern tradition as a way to honor their grooms.

How to Choose The Groom's Cake

In contrast to the bride's traditionally white or light-colored wedding cake, the smaller groom's cake is usually dark, often made with luscious dark chocolate, and perhaps incorporating tasty fruit or liqueur. Just as wedding cakes are becoming more creative and personalized, so are groom's cakes. Groom's cakes are often designed to reflect a special interest or hobby of the groom. An NFL fan may enjoy a football shaped cake, a budding photographer might love a cake shaped like a camera, while an angler might appreciate a 3-D fish—made entirely of cake, of course. Consider moments, places and activities that are meaningful to the groom and tell your baker what you'd like made.

When to Serve the Groom's Cake

The wedding cake has its special moment to be served, but what about the groom's cake? Because it is a bonus dessert, the wedding couple can be more flexible when it is enjoyed. In order to not compete with the tradition of the wedding cake cutting ceremony, the groom's cake is most often served during the rehearsal dinner, when family and close friends have gathered.

Even More Reasons to Serve a Cake for the Groom

Legend has it that if an unmarried woman sleeps with a piece of the groom's cake under her pillow, she'll dream of her future husband.

If that's not enough incentive, here's another. Although interest in the groom's cake had waned in England, when Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, he broke with tradition by having his own simple groom's cake, made of chocolate and crumbled tea biscuits. Now that the Royal Family has embraced the groom's cake, more couples on both sides of the ocean are incorporating it in their wedding activities.

Sugarland designs a variety of tasty and beautiful cakes for grooms. Visit the Sugarland gallery to see spectacular photos of novelty creations such as an alma mater-themed cake, a 3-D Xbox cake and a Corona beer cooler cake, as well as traditional offerings.

Whether you're looking for creative ideas for a groom's cake or have something already in mind, Sugarland can make the cake that reminds the groom (and everyone else) that it's his special day too.

Sugarland is an advertising partner of WRAL.com, but each article is intended to be educational and informative in nature.

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