Tuesday, June 5, 2007



Groom's Cakes ~ A Southern Tradition


Wedding Week 2007



I've been very surprised to hear from so many of you that have never seen a Groom's Cake!!! Having been born & raised in TX, I've never been to a wedding WITHOUT one! At least every high falootin' one has one!! :0)





So I did a little research & found out that originally wedding cakes were fruitcakes (ugh ~ we all know what THOSE taste like!). When Queen Victoria's daughter got married in the 1800's, she decided to buck tradition & wanted a WHITE cake. Monkey see, monkey do, everyone started wanting WHITE bride's cake. If you were affluent & could afford WHITE flour & REFINED sugar, you flaunted it by serving a WHITE cake.





In the 1970's people started thinking it might be nice to offer a different flavor option, plus what if there weren't enough bride's cake to serve all the hungry guests? Thus a new tradition of serving chocolate groom's cake was begun. Think this was also the start of a boost in the Southern bakeries businesses & in our Southern waistlines!! :0)





Here is a traditional two-tiered groom's cake with gorgeous swags......





A unique TOPHAT groom's cake complete with matching HATBOX in masculine stripes made by Sugar Cakes of Santa Barbara............


A not-so-typical cheesecake covered in chocolate ganache, decorated with Belgian chocolate "tiles", also made by Sugar Cakes. First seen in IN STYLE magazine.....


An adorable "Tuxedo" groom's cake made by Freed's Bakery of Las Vegas.........




If you get a chance take a peek at www.sugarcakes.com & www.freedsbakery.com to see more yummy cakes.


Hugs,

Stephanie

11 comments:

Bertie said...

Steph,

We have groom's cakes here in Michigan, although, only within the past 10 years and most are square. My grandson's had camouflage icing and a HUGE Army insignia in the center.

All your photos of groom's cakes look soooo yummy. Suppose it's because they are chocolate??? I'm hungry!

Natasha Burns said...

a GROOM's cake???????????? you are kidding right? LOL i can't get over that! I tell you though, that choc looks amazing and so edible!!!

Lori said...

Yea Hah!! Maybe that's why them Texas boys are so handsome, chocolate cake!! I am going to post some of the wedding cakes I made maybe today, one is all chocolate! The party hall smelled like a Hershey bar! See you later Lori

Donna said...

Never heard of a groom's cake???? Wow, I've never heard of a wedding without a groom's cake either. I'm glad I popped in. Been busy lately. All this wedding cake business is to die for. How inspiring. The turquoise cake makes me want to get married all over again. Gorgeous! Also, I'm with your grandmother....you do realize if all the stars line up just right those dolls can come to life at night and from what I've heard, they aren't very nice ;).

Donna said...

Never heard of a groom's cake??? Wow, I've never heard of a wedding without a groom's cake. I guess it's a southern thing.
I'm glad I popped in I've been busy lately. All this wedding cake business is to die for. So inspiring. The aqua cake makes me want to get married all over again. It's gorgeous.
Also, I'm with your grandmother. You do realize, if the stars line up just right, those dolls can come to life at night and from what I've heard, they aren't very nice ;).

Donna said...

Stephanie....I just posted all that twice because I forget you check your posts before allowing them. Yes, I am an idiot! Sheesh.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Mmmmm.... those look so good and chocolatey!!
:)

Donna said...

Gee...thanks Stephanie....for making me a public idiot ;)!!!!!!! Oh well, so the cat's out of the bag. Couldn't hide for long anyway!

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Groom's cake?? Thats new to me, but they sure look good except for the armadillo one!! :o)
Hugs!!
Sonia

Peta said...

I would have loved a chocolate wedding cake.
Thanks for visiting my blog Stephanie. The giant rabbit is real, isn't he cute?!
Love your blog, will visit often!

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