bakincakin Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 2:05pm
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I've been asked to make a cake for my cousin who is pregnant. They want to reveal the gender to the family by cutting into the cake and having it revealed by the color. If it's a girl, she wants strawberry cake with chocolate filling, but if it's a boy she doesn't know. She doesn't want just plain vanilla colored blue. Any ideas? All I can come up with is blueberry with cream cheese. Please help me!!

TIA
Karen

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letsgetcaking Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 2:20pm
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I think I'd go with your idea. Blueberry cake with cream cheese frosting. If you want extra blue color without dying the cake, you could always dye the frosting. I can't think of anything else that is blue.

Maybe you could do a key lime cake with green as the color. Although, that may leave everyone still guessing the gender. icon_lol.gif

forjenns Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:07pm
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You could do blueberry with Creamcheese and add blue dye. You could also add blue cake balls, or just some dollops of blue (or pink) vanilla cake into the chocolate.

inspiredbymom Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:22pm
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Several cake recipes that I have tried has jello in it (lime, strawberry, orange, etc) What about trying the blue jello. I think it is berry blue or blue raspberry. Something like that.

I have also taken white cake and added food color to it to change colors and not the flavor.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 4:27pm
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Hmm. I know that Hawaiian "shave ice" comes in blue, and I think it's raspberry. Of course, the only time I ever had shave ice, I just got a straight strawberry.

bammcakes Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 6:49pm
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I am currently doing the same thing but for a wedding cake. One tester i went with jello instead of pudding. It made kind of a wet cake. After several tests I finally made one that I like. Even my critical taste testing mom liked it. I went by a recipe I found here on CC called Durable cake for 3D and Wedding cakes, with 3 extra ingredients. Royal blue Wilton Gel Paste, Canned blueberries (not pie filling), and lemon juice. Minus the water. For the pudding I used instant lemon pudding.

Dump the canned blueberries in a bowl. Pick the blueberries out leaving just the juice. Set blueberries to the side.
On the water step, use 1/4 cup blueberry juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice. After it is thoroughly mixed add the desired amount of blue gel paste. Not adding the blue will leave you with a slightly purple cake.
After have been all ingredients have been mixed together fold the blueberries into the batter.

Final result will be a blueberry lemon cake. If your cousin and family aren't lemon fans you could leave it out and use plain water. Good luck with any choice that you make.

C4ssandraa Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 5:13am
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How about blue velvet with cream cheese frosting?

bakincakin Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 2:36pm
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Thanks for all your responses! She has now decided to go with chocolate fudge with blue colored buttercream for the filling if it's a boy!

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