Did you have a Grooms cake at your wedding?

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
September 14, 2008 10:21am CST
I was just reading the tradition of the grooms cake online. I found it interesting. Did you know it isn't for the groom at all? I didn't. The groom's cake is a smaller cake that is served at the wedding reception. Young women (unmarried) would take a piece of the groom's cake home to place under their pillows and the old wive's tale says "they will marry whomever they dream of that night." Anyone you know follow this tradition? I thought it was kind of neat. I got married without a grooms cake.
3 responses
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hey thanks for the recipe. My niece just called the other day about a easy recipe she could make for a treat. But I was wondering, Do you have to use all-purpose flour or can you just use self rising and omit the salt and baking powder?
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I am so sorry..I had two discussions of your up at the same time and I totally messed up by responding to it with the wrong topic.. Okay here we go..I have heard of grooms cakes. I haven't been to a wedding that served a grooms cake though. I just thought it was a cake that was different flavored something that the groom liked you know if he doesn't like the flavor of the cake that was picked out for the wedding. I never knew that about the grooms cake fascinating though. You would think that they would take a piece of the brides cake home I would think that would be better luck then the groom cake. Be kinda messy also with that under that pillow..
@lkoenig07 (290)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Wow! That's interesting... I didn't know the story behind it either. I didn't have a groom's cake at my wedding.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Very interesting. I never knew that about the grooms cake. I do not recall seeing a grooms cake at any of the weddings I have been to over the years. "they will marry whomever they dream of that night." Can you imagine if you believed this and dreamed of some awful person?