Kerrie's Blog: Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake!

Let me eat some cake!!              

Well May 4th is fast approaching, if anyone calls me Bridezilla I will automatically cut 5,000 points from your profile....oh stop, you know I'd never do such a thing!!

Weekends have been full of dress fittings, flower shopping, linen choices, updating RSVPs as they come in, figuring out hotels for out of town guests, vow writing (eeks, I'm going to be a MESS) but last night....last night was cake testing.

Mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm....I don't cook or bake so I am overly appreciative of the art of a baker.  The flavors, colors, designs and ideas are like a foreign language to me.  But let me tell you...when you taste that amazing deliciousness on your palette, we all speak the same language.  Big eyes, big smile and the subtle mmmmmm.

The dark chocolate was rich and heavy and I kept going back for more; definitely a favorite. But we wanted a white center so we decided on the butter cream. Our wedding color is a royal purple so our cake will be a very simple white tiered cake with an ombre of purples cascading down in a ribbon.  A bit hard to explain but I promise to post pictures one day.

A lot of work goes into planning a wedding and I'd be lost without the help of family and friends.  Some of the items on the to do list aren't that much fun but last night's cake tasting was a blast!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 39 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 19 2013 04:47PM


Kerrie, enjoy all of this preparation, it goes by too fast. 

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) over 6 years ago

Ya lost me at ombre!
(and I heard all the people with more points than us called you Bridezilla at least 100 times!)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 6 years ago

Kathy - That's what they tell me.  I'm doing my best to enjoy this journey.

BLiz - HA!  I love it!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

For all the guys that don't know what ombre means: 

Definition of OMBRÉ

: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
ombré noun
Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 6 years ago


I hope you brought a little taste of the wedding cake home for Henry. He is going to be the ring bearer...right?


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Kerrie ....Enjoy every minute! CONGRATS!

Have a relaxing night!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 6 years ago

From my perspective the cake can make or break the wedding. The oohs and ahs are really for the cake even though the guests will smile and say you look beautiful and they have never seen a more gorgeous bride. It's all about the cake. LOL Don't disappoint them girl either way.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Kerrie,  YOU a Bridezilla!?  Ha, no way.  Sweet Angel Kerrie ... no way!  I could not be more happy or excited for you.  May 4th is right around the corner.  I look forward to seeing photos ... I'm smiling :-D

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 6 years ago


The cake tasting would be one of my favorites on the "To Do" List too :)

Enjoy all your wedding preparations -- looking forward to seeing the pictures!

P.S.  My thanks to BLiz for the definition of Ombre.  Guys aren't the only ones who didn't know what that meant :)

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Kerries, tasting cakes has to be the most fun (and filling).   Enjoy this goes quickly!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, I can just tell from the love in your "voice" in the post how brimming with love your heart must be.  I am so thrilled for you and Lani... I really am.  I would love to see a gazillion pictures of these different steps you two are taking... and I can't wait to see the two of you in your wedding finery.

I love it that you are sharing all these things with us.  At least for me, it makes me feel like I truly AM sharing your joy with you.  Thank you for that.  Gentle Huggs to you both.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

Karen Ann is right..we are all thrilled you are sharing all these wonderful antidotes about you upcoming wedding! We are all thrilled for you and Lani! You paint a wonderful picture that makes us feel like we are a part of it!! Many hugs!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 6 years ago
Cake tasting - yum!!! Can't wait for pictures 'cause I can tell this is going to be a beautiful wedding!!!!:)
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 6 years ago

I agree with the others...enjoy every minute of it....your day to shine and be the center of attention!  I loved planning my wedding....and loved the day of the wedding....congratulations to you!   Can't wait to see all the pictures! 

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 6 years ago

Awww, congrats. Sounds like it will be beautiful - can't wait to see pictures

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) over 6 years ago
Hoping that the rest of your lives will be as delicious, sweet and joyful as the cake tasting!
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Somebody convinced us to save the top tier of our cake and freeze it for our first anniversary. We did just that. It didn't taste quite the same.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 6 years ago
May 4th still leaves you time to change your mind. If you want to escape the madness and skip straight to the honeymoon, I have friends in Grand Cayman that can hide you away from the insanity.
Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

It will all work out..promise.  It will be lovely.  Come see us in La Quinta. K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 6 years ago
Congratulations Kerrie. Enjoy every minute of it and try to relax on the big day. Greg Nino, someone suggested us to do the same. A year later....can we say freezer burn? LOL
Posted by Wika Hutchinson, Broker, CRIS, SFR, CDPE over 6 years ago
Hi Kerrie, I thought of this great ides. In addition to the 3 tier cake, have AR buy the worlds largest sheet cake ( publicity for days) and then send all the members a slice. My mouth is already watering. I am so happy that you found true love and you are going to be one beautiful bride.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 6 years ago

I like William's idea! I am happy for you and I know it is an exciting time. Enjoy and stay close and hold each close forever!  God bless your union.

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) over 6 years ago

Can't wait to see photos of the cake and the lovely "brides"..............wishing you every happiness life has to offer as you start you lives together.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie.  With your skills the wedding will go off without a problem.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

I hope the wedding is twice as fun and less tedious than all your preparation... 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 6 years ago


 I love any purple hue, you will look beautiful! How fun! They make it a lot of work so you only get married once! LOL! I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing you experience with your AR family!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 6 years ago

Kerrie, you would think that when you get to the cake tasting portion of your plans you're home free.  If I were to do it over again I would have made this a 3 day event.  A lifetime of best wishes are sent your way!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Congrats to both of you . I hope you folks have a great wedding day and life together.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 6 years ago

Food the best part of both of my weddings!    HMMM...did I say that our loud!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 6 years ago
Kerrie, sounds exciting! I could go for cake tastings! Lol well, maybe better not or I have to work overtime on that treadmill!
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, OK I expect to see lots of picture.  So many in fact that it will make all of us feel like we were there for you big day :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 6 years ago

I would LOVE to see pictures! I was so grateful for all the help i got on my wedding- i would have been a MESS walking down the aisle. Congrats!

Posted by Heather Bowman, Heather Bowman, Michigan Realtor (Complete Realty, LLC) over 6 years ago

Funny, ion the middle of a take it off contest you have to try cake samples.  Like tasting wine, chew and spit

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 6 years ago

Wedding planning can be stressful but in the end everything will turn out great and you will have so much fun. It goes by so quickly so enjoy it! If you preserve your cake properly it will be good a year later. The military trasnferred us two months after we got married so we had to move our cake half way across the country and it was still delicious a year later! We also had an awesome baker do our cake so maybe that helped :-)

Posted by Elizabeth Straessle, MRP, ~Military Spouse~ (All American Home Source Realty, LLC) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, Good luck with all that. it can be crazy. I know you will be just fine. I am sure we will see lots of Pictures

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS! I did not know you were getting married!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 6 years ago

Lots of excitment Kerrie, a week before your wedding we will be celebrating our 29th anniversary, it has been a long time since we went throught the stress and excitement that you are going through, I hope that your wedding day is very enjoyable and that your marriage is even more enjoyable.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 6 years ago

Have a wonderful time preparing for your very special day!

Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) over 6 years ago

It's an exciting and powerful time we live in, at the end of the day it's always about love and I rejoice that you have this opportunity.


Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 6 years ago