How Do I Make Snow Without Using Coconut?

Decorating By westtxtwo Updated 10 Dec 2008 , 12:08am by kandu001

westtxtwo Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:00pm
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I like the look of cocnut for snow but I have customers that don't like it. Any suggestions?

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Blue0877 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:06pm
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You could get a block of white chocolate and grate it. The shavings could resemble coconut!

sweetcravings Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:16pm
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Edible glitter...and lots of it!.;0)

Bohnlo Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:16pm
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You can also use white/clear edible glitter that comes in larger pieces and really looks like fresh fallen snow.

Bonnell Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:19pm
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On the Food Network Challenge from last year (Edible Ornaments) one of the decorators used a combination of powdered sugar, coconut, glitter, and lustre dust. Maybe you could try that without the coconut.

Lorendabug Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:26pm
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You could spread a thin layer of royal icing out, let it dry. Then use a pastry/bench scraper and scrape the royal icing. It will crumble and powder, you could mix in some edible glitter and luster dust to give it that bit of sparkle.

giggysmack Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:28pm
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I like that idea Lorendabug

PinkZiab Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by Lorendabug

You could spread a thin layer of royal icing out, let it dry. Then use a pastry/bench scraper and scrape the royal icing. It will crumble and powder, you could mix in some edible glitter and luster dust to give it that bit of sparkle.




This is what i was going to suggest.

MissBaritone Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 7:02pm
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royal icing sprinkled with granulated sugar and a little glitter gives a very good snow effect

Sweet_Guys Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 10:45pm
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Just plain ole confectioner's sugar looks good, too!

Paul & Peter

mamacc Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 10:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorendabug

You could spread a thin layer of royal icing out, let it dry. Then use a pastry/bench scraper and scrape the royal icing. It will crumble and powder, you could mix in some edible glitter and luster dust to give it that bit of sparkle.




That's what I was going to suggest too icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

CakeMakar Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 11:13pm
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What's it being used on? Powdered sugar would melt into anything wet. Though there is powdered sugar that doesn't melt.
I like the RI idea. Makes me want to put snow on something!

kandu001 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 12:08am
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What about adding edible glitter to the RI idea? That will make it kind of sparkly too!

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