There are so many choices when it comes to the wedding cake. Do you want chocolate, strawberry, traditional wedding cake, etc. flavoring? What kind of icing should go on the cake? What about the style of the cake? Should it have two layers or three; or should it be a flat cake? The options are limitless and honestly can be daunting. You might even think, "Why not let my fiancé make those decisions?" You're just going to eat it in the end, and as long as it tastes good, that's all that matters. But, there is one cake that you really do need to care about. That cake is your groom's cake. This is where you get to show a bit of your personality.
The groom's cake was introduced around the Victorian era in England. Both the groom and the bride had a cake made that the groomsmen and bridesmaids would eat. When it came over to the United States, it morphed into it just being for the groom. Some brides see it as a way to give her husband something special during their big day. The options for the groom's cake is just as limitless as the wedding cake itself, but you may have a better idea of what you want. If a cake isn't your thing, then you're in luck! Recently more and more grooms have gone from the idea of a groom's cake to a more nontraditional take, and we have some ideas for you!
There's nothing better than melted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers. So if this is your favorite sweet treat, then you could easily make it part of your reception. Just have a few small fire pits set outside during the reception with skewers and a bar with all the needs for guests to make their tasty treat. It's a great alternative to the groom's cake and just as appetizing!
You may not have a big sweet tooth, and that's okay! Instead of a cake, ask to serve small pizzas at your wedding. Add some flair to it and have the setup like a cake and have a tower of pizza. This adds some additional fun and will be a huge hit with many of the guests.
This sweet treat has been taking a lot of weddings by storm lately. It's a great addition to all the fun treats at the reception. You can have tons of fun on how to display them too. One popular, fun way is to have a donut wall! Just call your local donut shop ahead of time and have them make all your favorites to celebrate your big day.
Shake things up by having a milkshake bar as your groom's cake. It's a great addition to the party. You can have all kinds of flavors that all the guests will absolutely love. They even make for some great pictures too!
Crispy, flaky pie crust and a sweet or savory filling will be a great change from the normal groom's cake! You can have all of your favorites available. The plus side to this alternative groom's cake is that you can get your friends and family involved. Have them bake their favorite pie and bring it to the wedding fro the groom's cake and make sure you have a slice of your favorite pie!
These are just a few of our favorite different ways to do a groom's cake, but you certainly aren't bound to these alternatives. Make it something that you will love and we are sure everyone will have a blast!