Beach Cake With Graham Cracker Crumbs

Decorating By JLG Updated 27 Jun 2008 , 7:34pm by SugarMama602

JLG Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:42pm
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I'm going to attempt to make a beach/boating cake for my husbands 40th birthday. I saw a few pictures where they used graham cracker crumbs for the beach ontop of the cake. My question, how does this taste with the cake itself? Is it a good combination for taste? I personally can't eat it due to a food allergy, so I'm relying on others who have had this in the past.

Thanks! Any tips or if anyone else has done anytype of beach/boating cake I'd love to hear advise. My husband has a speed boat and loves boating so his party is a beach/boating theme.


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didivella Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:50pm
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I've used graham cracker crumbs on cakes and cupcakes for sand quite a few times and they taste and work out great.

Good Luck

dragonflydreams Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:51pm
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. . . this one uses brown and white sugar to achieve sand . . .

christy633 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:52pm
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I've used them on a beach and golf cake - they taste just fine - mostly you don't taste them at all!

Ruth0209 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:53pm
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I used granulated brown sugar on my last beach cake and it worked great. Of course, it just tastes like brown sugar. It's Domino brand "Brownulated Light Brown Sugar". I couldn't find it at Walmart, but other stores may carry it (my mom gave me this bag).

I've heard others use ground up Nilla Wafers. You might like that flavor better.

Otherwise, I like the taste of graham crackers, so I'm sure it'll taste great with the icing. It's a cookie, after all!!

NikkiDoc Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 4:54pm
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I worried about that myself when I made a cake for Father's Day for DH. It worked out fine. I was worried that graham flavor would overwhelm the BC, but it didn't. I did not add alot to the top but used alot around the sides.

pjmw Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:01pm
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I used brown sanding sugar for an Ariel cake I did once. The sugar has a sparkle to it without the cracker taste. I've used g.crackers before...unless I pressed it into the b/c you could almost brush it off.


calynmom Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:04pm
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I like Graham crackers instead of brown sugar. The brown sugar I find it just to sweet. It's a personal taste.

You can even buy it pre-crumbled.

ladyonzlake Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:09pm
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You can use brown sugar, graham crackers, and cookies for "sand".

gandelmom Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:12pm
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kimblyd Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:12pm
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For the pirate cake in my pics I used crushed Nilla wafers and sprinkled some sparkly yellow/gold sugar on top.

I also tinted my buttercream a light tan color so I wouldn't have to use a lot of crumbs.

I personally don't like crunchy things like sprinkles and stuff on cake, but the crumbs softened up overnight and you couldn't really taste them.


ladefly Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:13pm
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I have also used teddy grahams (cookies) which are really just graham crackers huh!
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projectqueen Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:16pm
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I just crushed some vanilla oreo cookies for sand. I twisted them open and removed most of the cream before I put them in a zip bag and had at them with the bottom of a cake pan, LOL. I also tinted the buttercream tan so I wouldn't have to use as much sand.

Tasted great.

Good luck!

Bossy Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:27pm
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I don't care for the taste of graham crackers, so I use crushed sandies. I like that they are the same color all the way through.

SugarMama602 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 7:34pm
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In my pics I did a retirement cake and I used crunched up rice krispies. Not much flavor to them - just a little crunch. I also tinted my buttercream a "sand" color to punch up the color a bit.

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