Grooms' cakes traditionally gave guests a chocolate option, since the wedding cake was almost certainly vanilla. These days, wedding cakes can go any direction (Faith had chocolate and lemon cakes), so the groom's cake is really about being a fun conversation starter.
We thought everyone knew about grooms' cakes until we moved to New York and realized that, um, they might be a regional specialty.
Since summer is high time for weddings, we thought it would be fun to hear about some of the grooms' cakes you've seen. Did you have one at your wedding? Or is this a completely foreign idea to you?
(Thanks to Lamar and Heather for letting us show off your LSU cake.)
(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)