Grooms Cakes? We got it!

When deciding on this blog post topic, and scrolling through our personal library of cakes we came across the cake pictured below. It is by far the largest cake we have ever made for a groom, and we LOVE it soooo much.

Clemson Fondant Cooler Cake by Pink Pineapple Cakes

Immediately Kate and I started going down memory lane and discussing all our other grooms’ cakes. Then it hit us. We have found a large group of people that don’t know what a groom’s cake is, or what tradition it represents, in this blog we will answer some of the most common questions we get about this cake.

 So, without further ado….

We present to you tHE GROOMS CAKE….. (bows head like Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast)

What is a groom’s cake, and where did the tradition start?

The tradition began in England, as the grooms cakes usually had stronger flavors like chocolate, alcohol, and spices. Thought to be more suited for the male, where Bridal cakes tended to display the lighter fruitier flavors.

The groom’s cake is usually a gift from the bride to her beloved as a token of appreciation and love. (Now isn’t that sweet!)

When is it served?

The grooms cake tends to be served at the Rehearsal dinner as the dinner is usually planned by the groom’s family and tends to honor the groom. On occasion the Grooms cake is served along with the Bridal cake as the flavors can very well complement each other.

How do I decorate the cake?

This is the fun part! Since it’s for the groom you can do just about anything. You can pay homage to his Alma matter, favorite sport team, hobbies, talents, profession. We have had brides choose to incorporate a special memory between the two of them or represent the groom’s heritage.

So there you have it. A little history, a little romance, and a whole lot of cake!

Top 4 Trendiest Cakes

Just about anything can inspire your cake design, yes we know, pinterest is everything. But, we have found our best and most trendy cakes come alive when a customer says, “Can you make it look sort of something like this,” and next thing we know we have a invite, or a napkin, or even a article of clothing in our hand.  

Here are Pink Pineapple Cakes trendiest cakes to look out for:

  1. Mermaid + Unicorn Cakes

You’ve seen them before and you will see them again! What can we say? The kids LOVE them (and some adults too). Our tip on making yours stand out at your next party, order it as a ‘pinata’ cake. It will wow the kids and the adults.

2. Drip Cakes

This may or may not be our favorite trend right now. Not only does a simple drip add elegance to a cake, but it adds taste! A simple plain chocolate drip on a cake or a colorful drip, we are here for it!

3. Overstuffed Toppings on a Cake

Meringues, and flowers, and candy! Oh my! Just to name a few of our favorite toppings you’ve seen stuffed on top of our cakes. Many bakers have gone as crazy as putting a slice of cake... on top of a cake! We love it, it allows the Chef to get super creative, and the customer to be wowed.

4. Cake Trend Prediction… Upside Down Drip.

Yup, we said it, upside down drip. This cake will be all over the gram and Pinterest in no time. A Chef can make an upside down drip go two ways when decorating a cake, giving an event more elegance, or turning the party all the way up!