Post # 1
Prepare yourselves for a little TMI.
I’m getting married in a little under a month at an aquarium. We have this FABULOUS four-tiered square cake with ribbon, fall flowers and design piping all over. We chose the inside flavor to be red velvet and the outside is white cream cheese.
To tie everything together, we asked the baker to dye the red velvet blue.
The test cupcakes came out AMAZING royal blue, more perfect than I could have imagined. The photos will be so cool of the cut in the white cake opening up to this royal blue center. We had the test cupcakes and it tastes exactly like red velvet. Everything couldn’t have been more perfect. My best friend and FH loved it also.
The dye turned our tongues blue for about an hour, but our teeth and lips remained stain-free. No problem!
The next day, the three of us noticed another royal blue side effect.
Colored dyes don’t really process through the system so they don’t break down. The result is royal blue…um, waste. (Urine is not effected by the dye.)
The blue hue (extremely noticeable) seems to last for around 3 days.
What would YOU do? This is the coolest cake EVER. But, how would you feel knowing that the 100 people you feed it to will have that alarming effect for the next 3-4 DAYS?
This is kind of hilarious, but at the same time I’m totally devistated about my blue cake!
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
Haha! I’d leave it. It’s funny. You should include something like “you’ll be enjoying our wedding for days after!”.
Post # 11
@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
@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
@Atalanta: red velvet has coloring butmitmis in fact a flavor.mit’s a buttermilk and cocoa cake.
Post # 14
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
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.