The Groom’s Cake

Grooms Cake Jacksonville FL Wedding

The Groom’s Cake is a tradition popular in the South, but where did this tradition come from?

In the Victorian Era, the groom’s cake was a dense fruit cake. Small pieces of cake were put into boxes and given to the single women at the wedding. The women put the cake under their pillow to bring dreams of their future husband.

While that tradition has gone away, the groom’s cake is still generally darker or denser than the wedding cake. Popular favorites include chocolate cake, carrot cake, or cheesecake. And it is still popular to box the groom’s cake and give it to your guests as a wedding favor.

We see lots of our couples serve the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner rather than at the wedding. Usually, the cake is designed with the groom’s interests or hobbies in mind. The fun cake pictured here is from Jenna and Andy’s wedding, and was created by Classic Cakes and photographed by Fox Fotography.

So do you have to have one? No, it’s your wedding – do whatever you want to! But it is a fun way to incorporate a touch of the groom’s personality into the wedding day.