I have been asked to do a sand castle cake. I am doing it through a caterer that orders specialty cakes from me. I have not direct contact with customer. Customer furnished the pan she wanted for the top. It's a Nordic pan shaped like a castle. She wants everything tan and beige. To look like an actual sand castle. The cake is to serve 100. I plan to glaze the castle using a thin petit four glaze. She does not want fondant so I plan to use light beige butter cream with crushed vanilla wafers on the bottom tiers. Then use white choc. sea shells at base of each tier. Should this work? Has anyone tried it? Also any new ideas and suggestions welcomed. Thanks for your help.
You could also incorporate some sanding sugar to give it a different texture.
When I made mine, I mixed brown sugar with the vanilla wafers. It made great sand.
Thanks for the the help. I had not thought of mixing brown sugar with the vanilla wafers. I am not familiar with sanding sugar. What is it? Course sugar?