Big problem with my dream wedding cake…

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Wedding cake will turn guest's "waste" royal blue. What would you do?
    Change the cake! : (98 votes)
    57 %
    Leave it the way it is! : (73 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    A lot of people are put off by all the fake coloring.  Red velvet too, it’s only red dye, not a flavor, I don’t get the hype.


    If you really want I’d color only the tier you’ll cut with FI blue.


    Post # 4
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!  I would probably be a bit perturbed until I remembered that it was from the blue cake.  3 days is a bit much and may make some people think they are ill though.  Maybe order the layer that you plan to cut blue and the rest the traditional red?  That way only a few people get blue poo.

    Post # 5
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I remember eating a ton of RV cake a few years back and when I went to the bathroom the next morning I FREAKED THE FUCK OUT.

    Then I remembered the red velvet.  I don’t think guests will be too keen on looking back fondly on your day after looking in the toilet bowl.  Make the layer you cut blue and serve regular RV cake to your guests.

    I really, really REALLY wanted gold frosting for a gold wedding cake but everyone in my family, including my grandmother who was a cake decorator for a living and the baker told me it’s not a good idea.  It might look pretty but when cut up it’s very unappetizing to guests



    Post # 6
    1696 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Haha, that’s a hilarious situation. I’m sorry for laughing.


    I’m trying to put myself in one of your guests shoes. I think I might get a good laugh out of it and assume it was just me. Unless your family is the type to share their bathroom habits, odds are no one would think it happened to EVERYONE!


    I think go for it, it’ll be a funny story to tell, and if this is your dream cake and you’re 26 days away (hi date twin!!), you shouldn’t start adding unnecessary stress.


    If this DOES bug you though, change it. If you are thinking of your guests but don’t see it as a major issue, let it be.

    Post # 7
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I agree with those saying only dye the top tier blue. Here’s why: I still remember the ONE thing I ate that did that to me. Whenever I see a food like it I think, and sometimes say, “One time in college I ate that and it turned my poo blue.” I would hate to have my guests think, “Omg that’s like the wedding cake we had a few months/years back!”

    I know guests don’t remember much from weddings, but I would honestly never forget that because it’s hilarious.

    Post # 8
    3731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Lol I made my mister a cake with blue icing once. He referred to all waste elimination the next couple days as “smurf turds”.


    If I was a guest at your wedding, I’d find blue poo to be hilarious. You know your guests. If any of them might be a little queasy, just give them a heads up: “Hey, grandma, we are having our cake colored to match our wedding colors. Just wanted you to know that your poos might look a little blue for a day or two!”


    You should get the groomsmen shirts that say, “I went to DanielleElizabeth and Mr.’s wedding and all I got was blue poop”

    Post # 9
    2189 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Haha! I’d leave it. It’s funny. You should include something like “you’ll be enjoying our wedding for days after!”.

    Post # 10
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted leave it as is!   

    Post # 11
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Atalanta:  Ick. I’m with you. Red Velvet is virtually flavorless to me. I think I missed the boat.

    @DanielleElizabeth:  Kids like their tongues turning blue but adults don’t. I could see some hypochondriacs freaking out about their urine too. I would change it myself.

    ETA: Your poop turns? I can see the entertainment value for some but seriously, Aunt Martha will be in Urgent Care!


    Post # 12
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee

    @DanielleElizabeth:  haha doooo it! Seriously, people will remember your wedding for a while :p. I bet most people won’t admit to anyone else what’s happening in the bathroom. I wouldn’t mind at all, then again I’m pretty light hearted. 

    Post # 13
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Atalanta:  red velvet has coloring butmitmis in fact a’s a buttermilk and cocoa cake.

    Post # 14
    3407 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @s2bmrscook:  +1

    hah that would be hilarious.


    I think people would be ok, if it was red or something maybe they’d be concerened (blood in stool), but I think if its blue they’ll know where it came from

    Post # 15
    2670 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I voted “change the cake” because I think being responsible for 100+- people’s blue poo is more than I could handle thinking about, LOL! But if I were a guest I doubt I would be particularly disturbed. I’d much prefer blue poo to red poo (from red velvet) – I think more people would be frightened by red poo.

    Post # 16
    7230 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ummmm no.

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