Edible Dirt For Top Of Cake?!?!?!

Decorating By tiffevans Updated 27 Mar 2009 , 6:01pm by sadsmile

tiffevans Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:43pm
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I am making a baseball field and I need something brown that would taste good with cake to make the field. Anyone have any suggestions???

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Vylette Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:46pm
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depending on the shade of dirt brown, there are many things!
crushed graham crackers or nilla wafers, brown sugar, crushed oreo cookies (w/o the filling)

Reganlynn Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:51pm
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Oreos without the filling!! Have used that many times, tastes great!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:52pm
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Oreos!!! I throw a handfull (with the filling!) into the food processor and let 'er rip! Best tasting dirt ever! icon_biggrin.gif

Oh yeah - another one: chocolate teddy grahams. If you don't have a food processor toss them into a zip top bag and put the rolling pin to it.

aquamom Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:56pm
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I got rave reviews from Vanilla wafers that I bought at Trader Joes.

sadsmile Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 3:02pm
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I love crushed oreo crumbs and if you mix in 2tsp of melted butter it will still be crumbly but also be moist like real soil! Love this!

Edit to add: You want the orange clay look so crush up vanila wafers and mix in some orange color to the melted butter and mix thouroughly into the crushed cookies. Or if youcan get your hands on some powdered orange color then let that rip in the blender with the cookies so the color is evenly distributed. Should taste like a dream!

cylstrial Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 3:04pm
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I took brown sugar and then dyed it with the brown gel paste that we use for fondant. It turned out great!

DiscoLady Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 3:13pm
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Crushed cookies are perfect and not stinky like brown sugar. However, I would suggest sprinkling them on the cake the day the cake will actually be eaten, as they will go stale overnight and not taste so great...

ddaigle Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 3:14pm
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I use the pecan sandies too...they're a nice shade of brown.

tiffevans Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:37pm
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and any of these toppings would taste good with the cake and icing?!?!?!

KoryAK Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:44pm
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They are cookies. Why wouldn't they taste good with cake and icing?

Debluvs2bake Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:52pm
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Dry chocolate cake trimmings in a low tem oven then crush.

tiffevans Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:51pm
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you know KoryAK your RIGHT!!! Thanks everyone!

sadsmile Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 6:01pm
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baseball feilds have orange clay I would do the cookies with food color it will be more realistic. And of coarse it will taste delish!

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