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The South’s “Groom’s Cake” Is Catching On Outside Of The Old Confederacy

April 17, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
The so-called “groom’s cake” – a century-old Southern tradition – is probably the only thing the groom has a say in at weddings. And it may originate Down South, but one Houston-area baker says it is catching on around the U.S. as friends share photos of their receptions online. The groom’s cake is an opportunity for the bit player in the nuptial extravaganza to express himself, usually by showcasing his alma mater. But the cake also typifies the groom’s personality, showing his love of sports, music, fishing, hunting, cars, etc., according to one baker. Pete Hobi of Alphorn Bakery recently created an edible version of the 100,119-seat Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. “An ambitious feat,” Hobi said: the cake fed 400 wedding guests.
Craig Hlavaty, "Groom’s cakes are big business during wedding season", Houston Chronicle, April 17, 2014, © Hearst Newspapers, LLC
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