I'm not sure if Groom's cakes are popular all over but in the south there's a Groom's cake at every wedding. Normally the wedding cake is a light flavor like vanilla or whatever, then the groom's cake is a form of chocolate cake. My FH's family is from the north east but now living here in Houston and until we were in engaged, FMIL had never heard of the groom's cake,
So my parents are paying for 90% of the wedding, and some of the groom's cakes we have seen the price per slice can almost be DOUBLE what the wedding cake is (depends on all the decorations and icing). My mom was wondering, who pays for the groom's cake? Does she since she's buying the cake? Does FIL's because it's a cake for their son? Do we? Obviously I don't want anyone to spend $7/slice on a groom's cake when our wedding cake will only be around $3.50, so we would pick something cheaper, but I'm just curious, who pays?
Below - Wedding cake vs. Groom's cake