Dreaming of Cake!

No wedding is complete without a wedding cake – whether they are eaten or not is another thing!  What many of you may not have heard of out there is – The Groom’s Cake.  This is a seperate cake to the main wedding cake and is usually decorated in a fun and quirky way, often in a theme that brings out the hobbies or personality of the groom.

You can be as creative as you want and some fun ideas include:

  • Favorite football team logo
  • Piece of sporting equipment (think football, surfboard)
  • Beer can for the beer-minded groom
  • Treasured guitar/musical instrument

Just make sure you have a good cake-icer!

The concept of the Grooms cakes started in Deep South in the States, all based around a superstition that applied to any single woman who attended a wedding.   According to the legend, if the woman took home a slice of the groom’s cake and slept with it under her pillow that night, she would dream of the man that she will marry while asleep and she’d know by morning who she would be spending the rest of her life with.


Regardless of whether or not the superstition holds any truth, the tradition is coming back into style…and I think it’s a nice way to honour the groom and have another fun and unique element to your wedding!

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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