March Wedding Series: Grooms’ Cakes Galore!

Hey ya’ll,

As promised, today I’m posting all about the delicious and oftentimes outlandish southern tradition of groom’s cake! For those of you unfamiliar with this tradition, the groom’s cake is a gift from the bride to the groom. The groom’s cake is usually served at a separate table from the wedding cake at the reception, although, many people serve this cake at their rehearsal dinner.

Even if you weren’t aware of the tradition until now, you are still probably familiar with the most famous groom’s cake of all-time… the bleeding armadillo cake from the 1989 classic “Steel Magnolias”:

Due to the movie’s popularity, replicas of this cake began popping up at weddings left and right…

… And this adorable yet disgusting cake will undoubtedly continue to be spotted at weddings for years to come. But if a bleeding critter cake isn’t your thing, here are a few other fun ideas for your groom’s cake:

If you decide to do a groom’s cake at your wedding, I hope that you have fun with it! I always like to think of the groom’s cake as an inside joke between the bride and the groom. And while it doesn’t have to be funny, the cake should say something about the groom’s personality and hopefully make him smile on his wedding day!
-Brian