Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bruin Blue Velvet Cake

GO BRUINS!!!

It's that time of year to resurrect the crosstown rivalry between the UCLA Bruins and the Trojans of USC. No one can deny that it's been a pretty tough go for the Bruin football program these days. Being a diehard UCLA alum and fan, I'm hoping to witness another upset ala 2006 ---- sure, another upset is a longshot, but don't count us out! This afternoon, I'm armed with the remote in hand and a nice bottle of wine by my side to take the edge off.
My fellow food blogging Bruins Mary aka The Food Librarian and Clara of I Heart Food For Thought are hosting a virtual tailgating party to mark the occassion. Make sure to go check out what these two baking divas concocted to show their school spirit!

My contribution --- a Bruin Blue Velvet Cake. This is essentially my tried and true red velvet cake recipe, with blue food coloring substituting the traditional red.

BTW, sorry about the picture quality for this post...had some serious equipment issues, and the colors didn't come out as vibrant as they should. Trust me, the cake had a total unnatural blue hue!

16 comments:

Judy said...

Whoa! I think you're going to start a new trend. My mom went to UCLA, way back when.

The Food Librarian said...

Great Cake Linda!

Okay, so maybe this wasn't THE game, but I'm sure we'll win in basketball this season! This is a super Bruin cake!!!

Thanks for participating in our blog-luck. Another one for the basketball season?!??!?

Lori Lynn said...

Neat! I wrote about the game today too. Love your photos and your cake, so clever! Too bad about the outcome, no? I didn't have a favorite (I'm for Illinois!) but I tend to gravitate toward the underdog.

CB said...

Blue velvet bruin cake = FABULOUS! I can't wait for basketball season. Thats my sport!
/Clara

Jennifer said...

That is quite a BLUE cake! How clever!!!!

Katie Barlow said...

cute idea! I'm a fellow bruin as well! Love your blog!

Ingrid said...

Love th blue cake. No worries about the photo it's still very good. Better than mine that's for sure! :-)
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

Love th blue cake. No worries about the photo it's still very good. Better than mine that's for sure! :-)
~ingrid

Jim Hazboun said...

Mmmmmmmmm....Bruin Blue Velvet Cake : )

Sophie said...

What a tasty way to show your team spirit! I love the blue cake! :)

Ivy said...

Love the cake! Not so much though on the team colours though....
:)
Fight On! Hahaha

Gigi said...

i love this cake! way to show school spirit. great job.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

wow--that is too cool!

TeaLady said...

Blue cake. Shazam. I will have to make a purple and gold for new son in law who is a rampant LSU fan.

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! I might have to steal your idea for a Blue Devil Velvet Cake. :D

Love the photos on your blog. They're some of the most appetizing I've seen anywhere.

smg said...

Oh my gosh! What a good idea, I love it (and I'll be making it this basketball season).

It's nice to find another fellow Bruin food blogger :)

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