The first groom's cakes were reserved for guests to take home as a memento of the wedding. For this reason, they were usually made of dark, heavy fruitcake since it is durable and keeps for a long period of time. Contemporary groom's cakes, however, are not bound by old traditions. In more recent times, the groom's cake is a perfect opportunity to express creativity. Today, the cake is meant to be a reflection of the groom’s interests, hobbies, favorite sports, alma mater, profession, or anything else he enjoys.
The cake can be ordered by the bride as a surprise for her groom, by the groom himself, or by the couple, together. If the cake is to be displayed near the wedding cake, its design and presence should not compete with the wedding cake, which should always have top billing in design and placement.
But brides beware. When giving the groom an opportunity to select the design of the groom's cake, one must be prepared for his "unique sense of humor." The groom's cake should not be your first clue that your chosen one is a closet alcoholic, womanizer or avid hunter. Having a wedding planner or coordinator is great for times like this. As your recent best pal, your coordinator is there to remove the stressors, even if that stressor is your groom's selection of a hideous design for his groom's cake.
A groom’s cake is not required at a wedding, especially if neither of you are fond of cake to begin with, but it does add a special and memorable touch to your special day.
Now, that's trendy.
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