Long ago, in addition to the main wedding cake there was an entire separate cake that was served as a favor to the guests to take home. According to a long forgotten social custom, the single women would take a slice of the cake home and place it under their pillow when they went to sleep that night. This was supposed to bring them sweet dreams of their future hubby… hence the name grooms cake.

Today, the groom’s cake has made a come back and we are seeing it at many weddings but for very different reasons. It is typically a bride’s gift to the groom that reflects his personality or interests. Of course the wedding cake has some opportunity to incorporate the couples style and taste, but the grooms cake has the freedom to be more informal and sometimes even quirky or funny. Whether it’s his favorite sports team logo or it has to do with one of his serious hobbies, the cake tends to be a direct reflection of the groom.

So if you want to add a playful touch to your reception, surprise your groom with a grooms cake. Whatever you decide to go with, make sure its an obvious nod to your handsome husband. This one’s all about him!