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The Groom's Cake: What's this all about?
|There are various theories as to the evolution of the groom's cake. In Victorian times the "bridal" cake was a lighter, more delicate concoction and the "groom's" cake was more substantial and more alcoholic. It has also been traced back to the South, where it is still more popular today, and it symbolized the couple's sweet life ahead of them. As opposed to the wedding cake which was a symbol of fertility.|
|Traditionally the cake was a dark fruitcake, cut into small pieces and boxed for the guests to bring home. Legend has it that unmarried gals placed it under their pillows and dreamt of their future husband. Today it has evolved into a reflection of the groom's interests, from football to golf or classic cars; the bride would choose something personal for her man. It is served as a second, smaller and simpler wedding cake. It is supposed to give the groom his own special moment of attention. Another alternative is to serve it at the rehearsal dinner, since you may feel it is not necessary to have two cakes at the reception|