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tory burch ella nylon tote Legend says that if an unmarried woman sleeps with a slice of the groom's cake under her pillow, she will dream of her future husband.

Traditionally, two cakes are served at every Southern wedding, one typically an elegant, multi-layered vanilla cake and a smaller groom s cake that is often chocolate to provide a choice of flavors for guests.

According to , the tradition of groom s cakes began in Victorian England and eventually came to the United States, where it gained popularity primarily in the South. At one time, it was popular to have a wedding cake as well as smaller bride s and groom s cakes to serve to bridesmaids and groomsmen. The website said: Many brides find the groom's cake appealing because it's a way to give the groom special recognition on a day when most of the attention seems to center on the bride.

The cakes are typically decorated in themes that showcase men s hobbies such as hunting or fishing.

In contemporary times, groom s cakes can also represent which college a groom attended or the football team he supports. Cakes decorated with Auburn Tigers or Alabama Crimson Tide themes are growing in popularity. is filled with boards pinned with theme cakes.

A variety of bakers offer college-themed wedding and groom s cakes and college team bride-and-groom cake toppers are sold on numerous websites. We put together a gallery to give you some ideas for your special day.

Below is contact information for some of the bakers featured in the photo gallery above.

Indulge Sweet Shoppe

Clanton, Ala.

205-312-8069

Cakes by Tania

Auburn, Ala.

801-521-0328

Confections on the Coast

Seagrove Beach, Fla.

850-259-5102

I Do, I Do Wedding Planning

Birmingham, Ala.

205-837-8869

Cakes by Al

334-332-5625

Anelia Dawn Custom Cakes

Cherokee, Ala.

Cake Toppers at:

The Pink Koala

University Supply Store

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

(800) 825-6802

Kelly Kazek is following the trends and talking about RealAlabama. Call her at 256-701-0576, find her on , or usecontacts at the top of this story.


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