What To Use To Make Sand On Cake

Decorating By sunshine74 Updated 19 Aug 2009 , 2:16am by jammjenks

sunshine74 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:05pm
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I am making a luah themed cake and need to add sand around one layer do you have any suggestions on what to use to make it look great as well as taste good?

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veronica720 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:15pm
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crushed graham crackers works great

hensor Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:15pm
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Several things come to mind...
Brown sugar
Crushed Nilla Wafers
Crushed graham crackers

miny Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:15pm
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Welcome to CC forums, for sand you can use brown sugar or vanilla cookie crumbs.
Good luck!

SHADDI Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:15pm
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you can use brown sugar, or what i do is use teddy gram cookies you could really use any cookie that is a sand color. (but use plan cookies not chocolate chip cookies cause you don't want the chocolate in it)

hope this helps you

staten93 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:16pm
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I use crushed up vanilla wafers because it doesn't have a very strong taste like graham crackers. I also add some raw sugar to it to make it sparkle.

Uniqueask Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:16pm
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All of the above

Doug Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:17pm
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> graham crackers
> vanilla wafers
> snickerdoodles
> any similar brown cookie.

brown sugar (dark or light or blend of each)

turbinado sugar

or a mix of any and all of the above

can even toss in sanding sugar for extra sparkle.


I usually use 2 parts graham cracker + 2 parts vanilla wafers + 1 part light dark brown sugar


the fun of this one is coming up with your own variation.

txnonnie Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:19pm
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Ditto on all above.

CakeMakar Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:29pm
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I use a mix of graham crackers, nilla wafers & brown sugar. I like the taste - the nilla wafer balances out the graham and the sugar gives it a closer to sand appearance.

I love strawberry cake with cream cheese icing, coated with "sand." Yum!

justsweet Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:43pm
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I use vanilla cream filled cookies. I grind them up, then add some clear glitter (I break the glitter down in a make so it is smaller pieces) and some time I add gold luster dust or gold glitter. You get a little sparkle in the sand.

cas17 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:09am
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i like to use crushed pecan sandies, love the color and texture. the taste of the cookies is mild and there is no grit like from brown sugar. sometimes i will add a bit of the crushed cinnamon graham crackers if i need a darker color of sand as sand can be different colors depending on which beach you are on icon_smile.gif

BakeLoveMom Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:16am
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I used graham cracker crumbs that come in the box already perfectly crushed. If I want it to sparkle I add some sanding sugar in there.



mommyle Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:24am
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I think that it kind of depends also on the type of cake that it is going on.

Kandy4283 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:24am
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lol i think everyone thinks the same! Graham crackers and a hint of granulated sugar for some sparkle! So ditto for all the above as well!

nanikins Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:27am
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You can also lightly toast and grind white/vanilla cake.

sugarMomma Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:58am
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I have also used brown sugar, crushed grahams, pecan sandies...

But once I worked this wedding where the decorator used "Brownulated sugar" and it looked great. I had never heard of it before, but she said it was right there in the sugar aisle. She is right. I am going to use that next time.

jammjenks Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:16am
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I prefer to use nilla wafers or cookie crisp cereal.

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