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Three-layer luggage cake from Cakes by Meredith.
Grooms Cake It's easy for the groom to get lost in the chaos of wedding planning. Be sure to give him a voice, and a surprise, with a grooms cake.
The old tradition has found a new vitality in recent years as brides have searched for a way to honor their sweeties. A generation ago, the cake would have simply been a second dessert to the wedding cake. For a while it seemed like they were cheesecakes that were tagged as groomscakes, says Meredith Wade, owner of Cakes by Meredith. But people have been incorporating grooms interests and favorite flavors within the last 10 years.
The edible homage often comes as a surprise to the groom. Brides order the cake without their fiancés knowledge and pick something he would enjoy. It can be as simple as choosing a cake and filling he loved that didnt make it in the wedding cake, or it can be shaped to honor his hobbies. There are Steelers jerseys for football fans, mountains for skiiers and luggage for travelers. Groomscakes are as varied as the grooms themselves.
Some brides use the opportunity to incorporate family traditions. Wade has one customer who shared her grandmothers recipe for red velvet cake because it was her fiancés favorite. The grandmother baked that cake for him every year for his birthday before she died, Wade says. Other brides just go for what tastes good. The most popular flavors vary from carrot cake to banana cremé filling. Brides are having fun with groomscakes, Wade says.