Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What Would Marie Antoinette Say?

A couple of smart, creative friends have gently suggested that Dr. Fiancé and I have a “groom’s cake” in addition to a wedding cake. I’m sorry, but what the fuck is a “groom’s cake?” Why would a wedding need two cakes? Are wedding cakes “bride cakes”? I’d always assumed that wedding cakes belonged to the couple—that’s why they slice off a piece and feed it to each other before anyone else can have any. If you have a groom’s cake, do you have to feed each other a piece of that, too? Which one do you eat first?

Isn’t having two cakes just a way of announcing: We’re so incapable of compromising that we couldn’t agree on something as simple as dessert? Or does it say: We’re so good at picking our battles that we won’t waste our time trying to come to consensus on something as trivial as dessert?

Call me old-fashioned, call me inflexible, call me a pain in the ass, but I just want one cake.

Is this the first step towards becoming a bridezilla?


  1. hi-larious, as usual (hyphen to indicate an extra syllable/pause for laughter).

    the groom's cake is an opportunity to have a cake shaped like some sort of sporting apparatus (football, basketball, maybe even sport trunks, as i'm pretty sure no piece of a uniform is actually called). fish, golf carts, and beer cans are also encouraged.

  2. I love it; it is, at least, an excuse for more cake eating!