Mother- of -the -groom journey: the cake tasting

mother-of-the-groom journey

Happy Thursday, friends.  Today is another installment of my mother-of-the-groom journey…the cake tasting.

It was such a blessing to be included in the cake tasting by the bride’s family…a blessing and delicious!

The day began cold here in South Texas and I knew might be a nice casual event.

That is what I kept in mind when I went to the closet for this part of the mother-of-the-groom journey.

So, here is what you may want to know from this part of the journey…all you mother-of-the-groom women out there anyway.


mother-of-the-groom journey

We had two big events that evening…the cake tasting, and after that a family dinner to celebrate Mr. B’s birthday.

I was pleased when I arrived at the bride’s parents home to see she had on similar style…casual pants, nice top, short necklace and a long cardigan (her selection was animal print).

All of these pieces were living in my closet…I did not shop for what I would wear to the cake tasting, but still wanted to be my polished, creative, approachable, joyful, current me.

This is a Soft Surroundings cardigan I purchased on sale last year; the blouse is Chico’s in their jasper color, and the pants are Talbot’s jeggings…the colors were perfect together.

The only thing new here is the pair of Zodiac leather flats in Cognac I recently found at Marshall’s.

I like how far down the front of the shoe comes because if you have funky toes like I do, it is really helpful. When my toes are happy, I am happy!

If the shoe interests you, and so far I am pleased with it, here are places you can find it:

Zodiac Leather flats at Macy’s

Zodiac Leather flats at Dillard’s

Zodiac Leather flats at Nordstrom

I was very pleased with what I wore for the evening as the mother-of-the-groom and felt confident. 

Most of the wedding events will be in warmer weather and those are the ones I am shopping for the most.



The cake tasting was lovely, and intimate with the couple and their parents.

Again, this mother-of-the-groom is so grateful they included us and I love the opportunities to know her family better.

They set up a small dining area with cupcakes representing different flavors.

First we toasted with champagne to my son and his bride-to-be.

Then we passed around the cupcakes and each took at bite on our plates…the flavors where on the bottoms of the plates.

Then we shared what we thought…conclusion, all of them were amazing.

mother-of-the-groom journey

However, the winner is almond cake, with strawberry filling, and vanilla buttercream icing.


Now, this was fun!  And so was the celebration for Mr. B later in the evening….which included lobster mashed potatoes!

OK, back to healthy eating now.

It is fun to take you along on my mother-of-the-groom journey…of course, leave any questions or thoughts here.  Thanks for joining in…


By Pamela Lutrell

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  1. You looked fabulous! I too was fortunate to be asked to attend the tasting and the shopping for the wedding gown. So nice to see everyone happy and planning for a joyful event. On another note, one of the entertainers on our ship is a San Antonio magician named Scott Perry. We saw his show yesterday … witty and well done. He apparently has his own theatre in SA.

  2. You look terrific, I love the cardigan. And lobster mashed potatoes, how am I this old and never heard of that….but sounds really good!

  3. How very nice to be included in this part of the wedding planning! And your outfit is so pretty! Love the topper and color of the blouse. The wedding cake selection sounds so delicious, and no doubt, you are getting to know your son’s in-laws much better. Success all around!

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful evening with us, Pam. You look great! I like that handbag, too.

  5. What a fun way to do a cake tasting. You are so fortunate if the bride’s parents are nice people. P.S. I have the exact cardigan, also on sale. I wear it with a pink-ish shell, camo pants and brown booties. 🙂

  6. So nice to be included Pam! And you look great in your color choices and outfit in general. Perfect and fun. Memories: We had a similar day with my son in laws parents in 2015 for the wedding meals and dessert tasting too.
    ( my daughter chose not to include a wedding cake).
    You’ll have so many more memorable events coming up! Can’t wait to read about them.

  7. You look great, and that sweater is so beautiful. The cake combination sounds delicious. I thought you all were at a venue set for the tasting in high style. Goodness, what a lovely dining room! And, Happy Birthday to your Mr. B!!

  8. Hi everyone! I am in and out today but want d to say THANK YOU for the lovely comments!

  9. Your outfit was perfect for you & the day’s events. I’m glad you mention these flats. I understand exactly what you mean. I ordered a pair of flats online, & they hit my foot at exactly the wrong spot causing me great pain. I won’t be ordering shoes online again. Such a lovely setting for the cake tasting, & the cake sounds delicious. A wedding I attended a few years ago featured a similar cupcake, but it had raspberry filling instead of strawberry. It was yummy.

  10. There seem to be many more pre wedding events on your schedule than are usual here. In fact, I had never even heard of a cake tasting before! I look forward to experiencing the whole journey via your blog posts.

  11. I loved your outfit! Perfect for a casual event with the couple and the bride’s parents! Great choice!

  12. What a great idea for the cake tasting, including both families and at home. Your journey is quite special so far. Thanks for sharing.

  13. You look gorgeous in that Chico’s Jasper colour – just the right shade of teal greenish bluish! 💚 💙 (it seems to be right in between a teal green & teal blue, right?)

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