Groom’s cakes have an interesting history! First appearing in the Victorian era, the tradition was that a slice would be given to each unmarried woman in a box. Instead of eating it, she would sleep with it under her pillow as a kind of good luck charm to help her find a husband! Sounds a little messy to us, really.

Today groom’s cakes are not only eaten, but delicious and fun! Served at the wedding or the rehearsal dinner, they allow the bride to surprise her groom, and to incorporate his interests (whether it’s a hobby, a favorite team, or some hometown pride) into the event.

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