Post # 1
Hi Bees!!! My fiancé and I are planning our wedding cake now. I LOVE lots of colour and we were considering different ways to have a colourful cake. Our colours are shades of purples and blues. For our cake, we are planning on a 3 round tiers of pound cake – lavender with a royal purple trim. However, here’s what we’ve been thinking about for the past few days: why not colour the inside of the cake? My fiancé and I really like the idea of a gentle blue pound cake covered with lavender fondant/icing. We’ve been sitting on the idea for a few days to make sure we are still happy with it – and we are – and our cake baker said it`s easy to do.
Today, I went to see my aunt, who is also my wonderful florist. My uncle was there and I decided to share the blue cake idea with them, My uncle started getting very concerned that it wouldn’t taste right. My aunt and I reassured him plenty, but we quickly realized that maybe blue would be too ‘out there’ for some of our guests. She suggested keeping the blue to just the tier that my fiancé and I would save for our one year anniversary… but then we don’t get to share the fun blue with our guests. We came up with the idea of doing a marble white and blue for the inside of the cake. It’s fun, less blue and strange, but still pretty neat if you’re the sort of person who would appreciate blue cake! (I think.) We want to stay true to ourselves, but I don’t want to serve anything that would ‘wierd out’ any guests. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I like color as well, but some people really get freaked out by food coloring for whatever reason. Maybe do one layer like that and one layer normal, because I can definitely see some people not wanting to eat something colored blue, as fun and harmless as it is.
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Post # 5
I think its a fun idea.Just explain that its a pound cake. So your guests won’t think its some strange new flavor.
Post # 6
I think it might look pretty but when it comes to eating it some people might have problems with it.
I read somewhere that if you want to minimize the amount of food you eat put on glasses that are a shade of blue. People find blue and green food less apetizing and even if it tastes good the brain might tell them that something is wrong. Think about it, when food gets moldy its usually blue.
I hope I didn’t sound too much of a buzz kill about the cake but just think about other people and if you want them to enjoy the cake.
Post # 7
I make colored cakes ALL of the time for my kids. They think it is fun to cut into a cake and find a pretty color (or six pretty colors, if the case may be). It never alters the taste.
As a matter of fact, I made a six layer rainbow (one color on each layer) buttercream cake yesterday and it was divine. (Like this…not my cake…I used green frosting yesterday)
Post # 8
i love the idea and think you should do it. that’s actually what i’m planning on doing for my cake, only with about 4 different colors. i’m not a big fan of cake, but since everyone else insists that we have one, we’re doing a multi-colored cake. i make rainbow cupcakes often and my hair is pink and blue and purple and every other color in the rainbow, so i think our guests are expecting it, haha. however, the rainbow cake will just be for us and maybe our wedding party. the rest of our guests will get sheet cake from costco.
Post # 9
might want to try it first and make sure the blue food coloring doesn’t stain your lips, mouth, teeth a blueish color and ruin any later photos! also if there is cake smashing, how do you feel about blue cake on your dress?
Post # 10
I love the idea! I think it’s very creative and fun 🙂 and the marble idea is a good compromise 🙂 I love colors and had a VERY colorful cake (our wedding colors were shades of blue, green, and purple) but only on the outside 🙂 Here’s a pic of our colorful and bright cake 🙂
Photo courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com
Post # 11
I think it’s a great idea. If it is ‘you’ then all power too you. I wouldn’t be weirded out at all by that. Besides, if people are too weirded out, it just means more cake for you and your man later on 😛
Post # 12
Hmm… lots to think about. I’ll admit, I was hoping there would be a resounding ‘yay for blue cake!’ all around, but after hearing my uncle’s concerns, I knew that wouldn’t be the case.
I think we’ll probably still do blue for the tier that we will save for our first anniversary, but we’ll have to give some serious thought to what to do for the rest. Probably white. Maybe marbled with blue and with an explanation that it is pound cake, but probably not… and defininately not solid blue. My fiancé and I read over all your helpful comments and we’ll have to decide over the next few months to be able to tell our cake baker our decision. A blue cake was fun to think about, anyway. Thanks Bees!
@Lulusmom : Your coloured cakes must be pretty awesome to look at! I’ll have to try to do this sometime myself – after my wedding. 🙂
Post # 13
At an event like a wedding, where lots of pictures are taking place and it’s a more formal (or semi-formal) atmosphere, I’d probably not eat it out of fear of it staining my lips, teeth, and tongue. I’m all for fun colors at a casual birthday party, though. Also, certain food colorings do taste bad, so I’d verify with the baker that the colors you want to use won’t make the cake taste different.
Post # 14
I would love to eat blue cake! I think that’s an awesome idea 🙂
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I would only worry about it turning my lips/tongue blue, otherwise I think it’s great