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Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise

Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise

When Prince William famously ordered a groom’s cake for his wedding reception this past April, he opted for something lavishly sweet: a dense chocolate biscuit cake that the Queen was said to have on offer when William visited during breaks from his studies at Eton. While groom’s cakes were enjoying a revival before William and Kate’s wedding, the publicity surrounding the royal nuptials helped increase demand for them throughout the US, not just in the South, where they’ve been popular for years. “These cakes are back in a big way,” says Deborah Wright of White Lace Cakes, serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Today’s more inclusive style of...

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