Now that we've got the wedding cake talk out of the way, I thought we'd talk about groom's cakes - what it is, if you need one, and if so what should you get?
First of all, a groom's cake is just a smaller (and usually whimsical) cake meant to reflect the groom's interests, hobbies, profession, etc. It can be served at the wedding, during the rehearsal dinner, or even at the engagement party (although that's more rare). However it was traditionally meant to be sliced and boxed for unmarried girls to take home and place under their pillows (you know, so they could dream about their groom to be), but we'll have none of that these days. These days we just need a tasty fun cake - although, since the wedding cake is our main wedding night cake treat, we might box it up to take home anyway...
Do you need a groom's cake? Nope. Most people won't even notice it's missing and it's a great place to cut costs. Besides since wedding cakes no longer have to be white and boring, you can let your creativity show there.
Will you want a groom's cake? Possibly, and if money isn't an option, most definitely. It's a fun way to show off the groom's personality (sorry ladies, but you know you made the rest of the wedding decisions) and many people love the way they look. I talked to Susan Morgan of the delectable Elegant Cheese Cakes (who made all the cakes shown here) and this is what she had to say:
"Watch out, [The groom's cake] will steal the show with creativity and flashes. I have heard that at many weddings where we have created the cake and groom's cakes, people will line up their pictures taken with the groom's cakes."
Ultimately it's up to you, but after taking a look at these great cakes, how could you not want one?