Blue haze on cooked fruit cake

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Wernjenny

Blue haze on cooked fruit cake

Hi. I made a fruit cake foe a very good friend for 60 th birthday. The only thing I did not do was put any sprit in the cake. I keepet it as normal thinking it would mature. Then marzipan it and covered it in blue fondant. They took it back to France with them but when asked how was the cake the reply was ' what had I done as there was a blue haze on the cake so it when in the bin'. Needles to say I was vey up set as this is the first time I have had this happen. I even still have a Christmas cake that was made in October. This was very quickly got out and investigated under my father magnifying glass, but nothing on it at all it did smell nice and it has been feed with sprits. Needless to say I am very up set can you help

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sam from worthing

blue haze on fruit cake.

hmmmm, how long in advance did you make your fruit cake, as, personally, when i have made fruit cakes with alcohol - i make about a week before eating, as there is no long term preservation in the cake, the liquid i use would be either tea, orange or apple juice.

did you maybe use red grape juice? or cranberry for example.

did you use fresh fruit? that could explain a bleed?

or it could have been the blue icing, bleeding through and absorbing into the marzipan, then effecting the outer crust of your cake?

if the blue haze, was furry - then i would know it had gone off.

Or possibly the cake was stored away when there was still some residual heat/warmth in it.

I do feel your anguish though, especially after you put so much into making it, and for a special occasion its mortifying isn't it.

hopefully there is an answer out there.

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sam from worthing

blue haze cake....

I meant to say, when i make a fruit cake WITH OUT alcohol.

 
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