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The Groom's Cake

Often thought of as a niche southern tradition, the groom’s cake has become increasingly popular everywhere – Prince William even chose an elegantly decorated but unconventional biscuit cake for 2011’s royal wedding. Although historical accounts vary, one theory states that the groom’s cake originated in the 17th century as a rich, dark fruit cake baked by the groom’s parents that was then wrapped in small packages and distributed to guests to enjoy on their long trip home. (Some people still slice it and send it home as a favor.) According to legend, if an unwed woman placed the pastry beneath her pillow, she would dream of her future husband, says Marina...

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