Sugar-Free Sand

Decorating By blueydmom2004 Updated 7 Jul 2008 , 2:14am by butterflywings

blueydmom2004 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:48am
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I'm doing a beach themed birthday cake for a 1 year old. I've never made "sand" before. There's going to be lots of younger kids and I don't want to put sugar in the sand mixture. And ideas on what to make the sand out of?

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Doug Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:53am
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graham crackers
vanilla wafers

wgoat5 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 2:02am
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I tell ya what makes delicious sand...

SNICKERDOODLES icon_wink.gif

dragonflydreams Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:22am
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

I tell ya what makes delicious sand...

SNICKERDOODLES icon_wink.gif

. . . maybe we don't have Snickerdoodles in Canada . . . what exactly are they . . . icon_confused.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:26am
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Boy Dragonflydreams are you missing out. From Wikipedia:

A snickerdoodle is a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar. It has a characteristically cracked surface, and can be crisp or soft depending on preference. The distinctive and characteristic flavor of a snickerdoodle is provided by cream of tartar. They typically are easy to make. Some variants include nutmeg, raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts. .

Pure yum!!

dragonflydreams Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:46am
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. . . ah ha . . . so I can make these . . . I don't have to find them in a store . . . anyone care to share their favorite recipe . . . icon_biggrin.gif

dragonflydreams Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 5:59am
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. . . thanx wgoat5/Christi . . . thumbs_up.gif

wgoat5 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 11:07am
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Very welcome icon_smile.gif

TooMuchCake Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 2:40pm
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Here's a tip I got from working in an ice cream store decorating the ice cream cakes: Use crushed graham cracker pie crust rather than crushing whole graham crackers. The pie crust crumbles to a finer sand, and you don't get odd-sized lumps in it that you can get crushing crackers. Plus it's quicker and easier. You can buy a couple crusts and crumble them and keep them in a baggie and use them for side-crumbing, too.


blueydmom2004 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:12am
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Thank you all so much! All of your ideas helped very much. icon_biggrin.gif

butterflywings Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:14am
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i used 'nilla wafers (that i pulvarized in the blender) on my sand castle cake... the mom said the kids LOVED it (parents did too!)

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