Response: The grooms cake is a Southern tradition, though brides in other parts of the country are adopting the tradition. The first grooms cakes were fruit cake. They were cut into small squares and placed in tiny boxes for the guests to take home as a memento of the wedding like a favor. Single people of marriagable age were supposed to place the piece of cake under their pillow and they would dream of the person that they would marry not to mention have a messy bed.
Today, the cake is usually placed on a table near the wedding cake. It may also be presented to the groom as a surprise. The cake can be any flavor and is often made in the shape of an object that the groom likes, such as a soccor ball or a kayak.
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