The Origins Of Groom’s Cake

While researching on the topic of Groom’s Cake (and if it’s even necessary to have one), we stumbled upon this lovely tidbit:

Originally, the groom’s cake was a British tradition. The groom’s cake was often richer than the bride’s, since the addition of flavors like chocolate, fruit, and especially alcohol were better served to “the stronger sex” with the stronger stomach. During the Victorian era, the first groom’s cakes were heavy and dense fruit cakes. A characteristic recipe for the groom’s fruit cake was published in the “The British Baker” in 1897.[3] Eventually, flour cakes, either white or chocolate, supplanted fruit cakes as the most popular choice.

Although Wikipedia isn’t exactly gospel, I feel less compelled in adding this tradition to our big day. What do you think?

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