I was asked to a sandcastle cake for a birthday that's coming up and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. The Wilton website calls for brown sugar, but I'm afraid that would make the cake taste gritty. I was thinking about putting some graham crackers in the food processor and using those crumbs. What's everyone thoughts? Have you done sand before, what did you use? Thanks in advance.
Attached is a picture of the Wilton cake:
I have used graham cracker crumbs before. Once I used Nilla Wafers ground up. Last time I was in a bind because I didn't have either, so I used cookie crisp cereal. It looked the most realistic to me.
I use different flavors/colors of cookie and cake crumbs depending on the color of sand/dirt I want. Everything from Oreos to Nilla wafers to peanut butter cookies.
I use a mix of graham cracker crumbs and the butter flower cookies. It tastes better than the vanilla wafers I think.
Graham cracker crumbs are FANTASTIC with chocolate cake. The combo is great.
i like to use the left over cake from carving crumble it up put it on a cookie sheet and toast it and then crumble some more