Our wedding couple over the weekend are both avid fans of their college teams. The groom an Alabama grad and the bride a Florida grad. The grooms cake depicted Nick Saban, the Alabama football coach riding an elephant. As a prank, the bride had the inside of the cake colored orange and blue. Gator colors, well played! The story has been picked up by several sports news networks, what a fun moment! Check out some of the news coverage here.
So in the spirit of all things groom cake here's some interesting trivia about the grooms cake.
The grooms cake can be traced back to Victorian England where the tradition was to have a wedding cake, a grooms cake and a brides cake. The wedding cake would be served to the guests and the other two would be served to the bridesmaids and groomsmen. The tradition evolved and eventually made its way across the pond and has remained popular in the US, especially in the Southeast. Traditionally the grooms cake is not served at the wedding reception. Typically individual slices are boxed up for the unmarried women to take home. Legend has it that if you a single woman sleeps with a slice of grooms cake under her pillow she will dream of her groom to be! I'd recommend eating it but to each their own. Most don't follow this tradition, it is usually displayed and served with the wedding cake. It is a great way to give the groom some special recognition when most of the focus tends to be on the bride.
We love doing fun grooms cakes and our bakers can really work some wonders. Contact us at Caribbean Catering for more ideas for grooms cakes and other wedding desserts.