As long as we’re on the subject of the groom (last blog: “Top 5 Mother-Groom Wedding Dance Songs”), here’s another reception-worthy, mister tradition: the groom’s cake.
Passed down from Victorian-era England to the southern U.S. and beyond, this custom became less common as wedding cakes left vanilla behind. Recently, with reality shows like “Ace of Cakes,” the groom’s cake seems to be making a comeback. So, what’s the recipe?
Equal parts personal, flavorful and fun.
A gift from bride to bae, the cake is all about his personality and/or interests, translated into his favorite cake flavor. It’s the perfect opportunity for the bride and the baker to get creative, as you can see by the pics posted here. Don’t have a baker in mind? There are several bold Tahoe South cake artists. Ask your venue’s wedding coordinator or contact the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority for a recommendation.
Serve now, eat later.
As yum as these imaginative cakes may look, tradition says no eating at the reception. Although displayed next to the wedding cake, typically, the groom’s treat is cut and boxed to go. Who gets a slice for the road? Some B+Gs share with all their guests, but there’s another custom that’s also on the rebound.
All the single ladies…
Legend has it that the groom’s cake must be an exclusive for all the single ladies, as long as they’re willing to have some crumbs in their beds. Because an unmarried woman who sleeps with a piece of the cake under her pillow will dream of her future husband. Congrats!