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post #31 of 70
My wedding cake was ALL blue...with various shades of orange fondant flowers & fondant bamboo and it was DELCIOUS! I ordered a lot of cake and it was alll gone by the next day.
post #32 of 70
I've seen blue corn tortillas

or are they fake? icon_lol.gif
post #33 of 70
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Originally Posted by nannie

I've seen blue corn tortillas

or are they fake? icon_lol.gif



No, they're not fake, well some are (some places dye the tortillas a vibrant red and blue), but you can get natural blue corn. Most people just don't think about the varietal strains of corn when they make the "no blue food" statement.
post #34 of 70
Ace of Cakes make a "blue velvet" cake for Paula Deen once, shaped like a giant guitar standing on its side. She was having an "all blue" show, and Duff was a special guest, with the cake. Looked weird, but she said it tasted great. And who would argue with Paula Deen! icon_biggrin.gif

Also, I grew up in Southern Ontario (Canada) wine country. Ask any farmer, 'purple' grapes don't dye your hands purple, they dye them blue. And if you pour a glass of 'purple' grape juice and look at it thru the sunlight, it's more blue than purple. That's because it takes blue and red to make purple, as any kindergarten child will tell you. Don't tell me there's no 'natural blue food'.
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post #35 of 70
When I took the master course, I was told that Mr. Wilton(?) wouldn't allow anyone to create cakes that were blue or blue flowers because the cakes did not look appetizing and that there were no flowers found in nature that were blue (those morning glories that are taught in class sure are blue aren't they?). A year prior to Illinois, I'd made a blue cake for a cake show that the bakery I worked for participated in...the crowd seemed to love it.
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post #36 of 70
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Originally Posted by all4cake

When I took the master course, I was told that Mr. Wilton(?) wouldn't allow anyone to create cakes that were blue or blue flowers because the cakes did not look appetizing and that there were no flowers found in nature that were blue (those morning glories that are taught in class sure are blue aren't they?).


I have wilton books going back to 1977 and I'm sure there are blue decorated cakes in them. I'll look when I go into the shop next week.

But somehow he thought those circus colored wedding cakes of the 80's, in pink, purple and orange, were pretty? icon_confused.gif For the record, pink/purple/orange CAN look good together .... but not on the cakes that were in those books! icon_eek.gif
post #37 of 70
This post reminded me of culinary school- our chef instructor warned that he would fail us for using any blue on our desserts!!!

He wasn't joking- a friend made pate a choux swans on a blue pond for a dessert and he failed her.
post #38 of 70
Well, that would be news to the 50 guests at my wedding last weekend who ate every crumb of my blue fondant covered cake! LOL! Maybe this baker should go google "blue wedding cakes" and take a look at how many styles are out there! LOL!
post #39 of 70
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by all4cake

When I took the master course, I was told that Mr. Wilton(?) wouldn't allow anyone to create cakes that were blue or blue flowers because the cakes did not look appetizing and that there were no flowers found in nature that were blue (those morning glories that are taught in class sure are blue aren't they?).


I have wilton books going back to 1977 and I'm sure there are blue decorated cakes in them. I'll look when I go into the shop next week.

But somehow he thought those circus colored wedding cakes of the 80's, in pink, purple and orange, were pretty? icon_confused.gif For the record, pink/purple/orange CAN look good together .... but not on the cakes that were in those books! icon_eek.gif



I know I have some old ones as well that incorporate little blue flowers...

I don't recall in what area he wouldn't allow them...in his classes...in his kitchen...
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post #40 of 70
[quote="costumeczar"]
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Back in the day, I studied to be a clinical psychologist and read lots and lots of studies on a variety of topics And YES numerous studies over the years have definitely shown that people find blue in an UNappetizing color for food. That said, I've certainly done blue accents on a cake.



I have a master's in counselling psychology...Is there something about dealing with psych patients that makes you turn to cake or something? icon_lol.gif I decided that cake doesn't try to curse you out or hit you, and you don't have to restrain it on the floor when it's acting out, so it was better than what I was doing for work.

I have a Master's in clinical counseling myself and this made me chuckle out loud. Apparently, we all need a creative right brained activity to escape from our stressful other careers!
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post #41 of 70
Uh-oh! Martha Stewart and Freed's Bakery hasn't heard this "blue" news!! CHeck out the cake on this cover of Martha Stewart Wedding Magz!!

http://www.freedsbakery.com/las-vegas-wedding-news2/martha-stewart-weddings-recommends-freeds

Or Martha's Blue Cupcakes: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/50-great-cakes

Or this entire category of blue cakes from Martha's site:
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/blue-cakes?lpgStart=1&currentslide=1&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs

Poor Martha! Think she's gonna feel bad when she finds out? icon_lol.gif
post #42 of 70
[quote="LorienSkye"]
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by leah_s

Back in the day, I studied to be a clinical psychologist and read lots and lots of studies on a variety of topics And YES numerous studies over the years have definitely shown that people find blue in an UNappetizing color for food. That said, I've certainly done blue accents on a cake.



I have a master's in counselling psychology...Is there something about dealing with psych patients that makes you turn to cake or something? icon_lol.gif I decided that cake doesn't try to curse you out or hit you, and you don't have to restrain it on the floor when it's acting out, so it was better than what I was doing for work.

I have a Master's in clinical counseling myself and this made me chuckle out loud. Apparently, we all need a creative right brained activity to escape from our stressful other careers!



LOL! Ah...I remember those days of restraining on the floor. Actually, I never had problems with patients. They all thought I was SO mean, but always wanted to work with me for some reason. Keep in mind they were psych patients after all. icon_biggrin.gif
post #43 of 70
Do y'all remember, for a short while they were selling blue and green ketchup? Now that was unappealing...
post #44 of 70
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Do y'all remember, for a short while they were selling blue and green ketchup? Now that was unappealing...



At one place I worked, we had a pitch in on St. Patrick's Day and required all foods to be green. One lady made a meatloaf and put the green ketchup on top of it. We awarded her the prize for best green food: A copy of Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs & Ham"! icon_lol.gif
post #45 of 70
well if MARTHA says blue is ok, than that is the end of that icon_razz.gif
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