mainebakes Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:09am
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AHello Everyone, I am making a wedding cake for a customer and after finishing my practice cake I started to cut it and there are blue spots through out. My cake is a scratch vanilla bean cake recipe, with a thin layer of American vanilla bean butter cream to prevent the filling from soaking in to the cake, and then a home made raspberry filling using raspberries, sugar, water, lemon juice and cornstarch. Any ideas on what would cause this? I have been wracking my brain! Thanks for any and all suggestions. [IMG][/IMG]

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Dayti Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 11:37am
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I'm pretty sure it's raspberry seeds. I sell a lemon cupcake with raspberry frosting (made with real frozen raspberry puree), and when you bite it there is a blue tinge between the frosting and the sponge. This doesn't happen on the odd occasion when I make the frosting with raspberry jam though. You could try adding a thicker layer of buttercream under the filling to make sure it doesn't seep through?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 12:11pm
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AThat is just from the raspberry. Many colors make up the red of berries including blue.

Thi is my lemon with raspberry: [IMG][/IMG]

DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 12:12pm
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AIf you look real close, you can see the same thin blue line where the cake meets & dilutes the color.

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