Another Weird Thing I Heard

Business By costumeczar Updated 16 Nov 2009 , 1:43pm by costumeczar

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 11:30pm
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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.

nannie Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 11:33pm
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I've seen blue corn tortillas

or are they fake? icon_lol.gif

prterrell Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 11:44pm
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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.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 12:05am
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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'.

all4cake Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 12:42am
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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.

indydebi Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:04am
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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

Bijoudelanuit Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:22am
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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.

catlharper Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:31am
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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!

all4cake Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:37am
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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...

LorienSkye Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:44am
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[quote="costumeczar"]

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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!

indydebi Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:52am
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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¤tslide=1¤tChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs

Poor Martha! Think she's gonna feel bad when she finds out? icon_lol.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:54am
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[quote="LorienSkye"]

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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

Texas_Rose Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:55am
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Do y'all remember, for a short while they were selling blue and green ketchup? Now that was unappealing...

indydebi Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:57am
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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

nannie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:45am
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well if MARTHA says blue is ok, than that is the end of that icon_razz.gif

cylstrial Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:58am
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well if MARTHA says blue is ok, than that is the end of that icon_razz.gif




LOL!! Man does Martha make a lot of blue cakes. But they are always awesome!

my_4_dumplins Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:59am
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My kids love ANYTHING blue. They fight over blue popsicles, blue juice, blue candy...etc. Blue cotton candy is my favorite and looks very appealing to me. I have seen blue roses so those who say they don't exist in nature need to get a book for ordering flower bulbs and seeds. Sure the juice from blueberries looks purple, but the actual skin looks dark blue. I think in todays society of "anything goes", blue cake would be more than acceptable!

MBHazel Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:00am
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I'm jumping in a little late here, but years ago I took a catering course and one of the things that stuck in my little mind was, because blue is not found in the "natural food world" people tend to not want to eat blue food. So in food prep like dip for veggies, don't tint it blue because people will leave it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think they meant icing.

playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:21am
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lol actually blue is supposed to be a unapatising color. I read a diet article one time that said you should have blue plates so that it would make you want to eat less....now let me say..i have blue dishes and it does not make me want to eat any less! icon_biggrin.gif




This is very true. Next time you go past a row of fast-food restaurants, you will notice that all of their base colors (the ones used most) are red, orange, or yellow. Those are hot colors, and colors of hunger. Even inthe market, you will see that food packaging is often based on these colors.

Cool colors - blue, green, even purple, are cool colors, and are most frequently used as lettering, or in the event of a need for color-coding, as in milk sold by fat content. Even then, red labels and tops are used on full-fat milk, which is the most expensive.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:25am
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My kids love ANYTHING blue. They fight over blue popsicles, blue juice, blue candy...etc. Blue cotton candy is my favorite and looks very appealing to me. I have seen blue roses so those who say they don't exist in nature need to get a book for ordering flower bulbs and seeds. Sure the juice from blueberries looks purple, but the actual skin looks dark blue. I think in todays society of "anything goes", blue cake would be more than acceptable!





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One would think it more appealing to eat than Black Fondant - albeit i love working with it.
Quandongs are used to colour food blue because THEY ARE A NATURALLY BLUE FOOD - - and they have been around for 100's of years -like i mentioned earlier - people just need to get out more - icon_wink.gif

Bluehue

CakeGenie1 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:27am
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I've just made a small 5 tier bluish green mermaid cake that a 6yr old little girl picked out of a Debbie Brown book, her birthday was at Seaworld.

I'm also making a 3 tier Blue wedding cake for next weekend that's also a sea/beach theme.

I've got the blues and I love it icon_razz.gificon_wink.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:29am
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One would think it more appealing to eat than Black Fondant - albeit i love working with it.
Quandongs are used to colour food blue because THEY ARE A NATURALLY BLUE FOOD - - and they have been around for 100's of years -like i mentioned earlier - people just need to get out more - icon_wink.gif

Bluehue




Get "out" more? I'd have to get all the way over to the other side of the planet, and then some, to learn what quandongs are! icon_lol.gif

Ok, so what the heck are they? icon_confused.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:36am
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Here you go PWS -

Here is a little extract for you -
Blue globular fruits that ripen between August and February, in subtropical rainforest areas. The outer part of the fruit is fleshy, and encloses a very hard stone with a deeply pitted surface which contains 5 cells, some of which are small and rudimentary.

Such a vibrant blue they are - thumbs_up.gif


icegenie
I've got the blues and I love it
Now that is a quick wit - lol thumbs_up.gif

Bluehue

kel58 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:56am
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The only reason why I might hesitate to eat a blue cake would be if we just simply to beautiful to ruin. There is nothing wrong with blue on cakes. I know study's have proven it less appealing but i dont think it really applies to cake decorating. If someone gave me a blue hot dog, yes i would be thinking "what the hell is that?", but not cake. Cake is yummy in any colour.

jilld Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:56am
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Oh, costumeczar, you have to ask her who it was - I am in the same area and am sitting hear trying to figure out who has a blue issue. I think its hilarious.

-K8memphis Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:59am
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My coffee cup is blue--the one I use every morning.

playingwithsugar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:01am
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Blue is my signature color. I made a Blues Clues cake for one of my grands a couple of years ago. The cake was blue, too. The children enjoyed it, but the adults wouldn't touch it. They didn't want their lips turning blue.

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Bluehue Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:19am
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My coffee cup is blue--the one I use every morning.




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My home is mostly pale shades of BLUE and White - so your cup matches -
You must bring it when you come visit Blue in her Blue and White home next to the Blue Indian Ocean - under the Southern Cross in the Bright Blue sky.
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JenniferMI Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:10pm
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That's just crazy.

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costumeczar Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:21pm
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Oh, costumeczar, you have to ask her who it was - I am in the same area and am sitting hear trying to figure out who has a blue issue. I think its hilarious.




I usually don't ask specifics if someone starts complaining about another baker, so I don't know for sure. I have my suspicions, but based on a comment about a French chef giving that advice that was earlier on this thread, it could actually be three people around here, so I don't know. Actually, I'll bet that I do know, and I might go do some website research to see if there's someone who has no blue on any of their cakes! icon_razz.gif

I hear a lot of weird stuff that other bakers have told brides, because they come to me and say "so-an-so told me this..." and it's something really strange. This is just another one to add to the list!

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