Here’s to the Groom

Content provided by our partner Lisa Porada, Chocolate Carousel ~

One of the questions I am asked the most during the bridal consultation is, “what exactly is a Groom’s Cake?”.  The Groom’s Cake is a tradition made popular in the Southern part of the United States, but has become mainstream everywhere in recent times.  It’s a great way to make the groom feel a part of the festivities and to honor him at the wedding or rehearsal dinner. Once, viewed as an “unnecessary” expense, the groom’s cake has made a huge comeback with most brides taking advantage of the opportunity to do something special for her guy!  

The Groom’s cake is designed to represent the groom’s favorite flavors and past times.   And of course, the price ranges based on flavor and on how elaborate the design is.

Tradition says the groom’s cake should be displayed beside the wedding cake and should serve as an alternative to the wedding cake.  That is no longer the only option. Today’s budget conscious and practical minded couples often opt to serve the groom’s cake at the rehearsal dinner in lieu of another type of dessert.  Alternatively, the groom’s cake is sometimes cut and boxed as a wedding favor after it has been displayed at the wedding.

Groom’s cakes are made to represent a groom’s favorites sport or team, favorite food, cars, pets or more.  Your creativity and imagination are the only limitations. At Chocolate Carousel, we have made some amazing groom’s cakes including firetrucks, cheese steaks, Yankees caps, hunting cakes, a cheeseburger and fries, a Ferrari, Death Star, pets and many more.  The best part for the bride and the guests is to see the look of delight on the groom’s face when he sees his cake. Let’s face it, after months of choosing flowers, dresses, invitations and the rest, the groom’s cake is something the groom deserves and will really appreciate.   


Chocolate Carousel is widely known for its beautiful and delicious cake creations, creative design concepts and exceptional quality and service.  Chocolate Carousel has received a number of local and national awards for its work and philanthropy.

Lisa Porada is the owner and executive pastry chef at Chocolate Carousel in Wall, NJ.  Tune in on Wednesdays at noon on to watch and interact with Lisa as she demonstrates fun and creative recipes and techniques Live on Facebook.

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