How doe you get sand (ground up sugar cookies and brown sugar) to stick to the fondant cake and board on a beach themed cake?
Spread a thin layer of piping gel over the fondant and board. My fav "sand" is Sugar In the Raw (turbinado sugar).
Piping gel is good and also you can use sandy colored royal icing, esp for the board.
You could even just use a little water to dampen the fondant and put the crumbs on. Don't soak the fondant though! Just use a damp brush to lightly brush the top of the fondant.
I've used corn syrup.
or you could brush on some corn syrup
I use graham cracker crumbs mixed with sugar for sand and use a little piping gel to hold it.
I agree piping gel and corn syrup.
Where can you find piping gel? I do not remember seeing it in the cake decorating aisle, of course I was not directly looking for it. Thanks
I vote for corn syrup water down a wee bit. I brushed this in that solution, and rolled it in a cookie pan filled with pulverized graham crackers and brown sugar. Piping gel tastes gross to me, but that's just my tastebuds.
To make beach sand I like to use graham cracker crumbs, a little sugar, & if I want the "wet sand" look, I add melted butter which also helps stick to the cake/cake board.
I smear buttercream on my board