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Let the groom have his cake …

When you ordered your wedding cake, did you think of ordering something special for the groom, too? Groom’s cakes are a Southern tradition. They were displayed with the wedding cake (or, bride’s cake) at the reception and cut into pieces to be sent home with the guests. The superstitious said that single women who slept with the cake under their pillow (what a mess!) would dream of their future husband.

All that aside, groom’s cakes are a fun way to pay homage to the man in your life. Traditionally, groom’s cakes were decadent fruit cakes, but these days, they’re more likely to be theme cakes modeled after the groom’s hobbies, interests or passions. A creative baker can turn your guy’s love of baseball, NASCAR or woodworking into a cake that is as delicious as it is stunning to look at.

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