How Man Cake Came To Be
Original wedding cake was fruitcake. Traditionally, the groom’s cake is not served at the wedding. Typically, individual slices are boxed up before the wedding and given to the unmarried women at the reception. Legend has it that if an unmarried woman sleeps with a slice of the groom’s cake under her pillow, she’ll dream of her future husband.
The groom’s cake can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner to an alternative choice to the bride’s cake at the wedding. It’s customary for the groom’s cake to be displayed next to the bride’s cake and later cut and put into boxes for guests to take home. Boxed slices of groom’s cake can also serve as your wedding favors.
A current creative trend in man cakes is to have the cake reflect the groom’s interests and hobbies.