Beach Cake - How To Get Sand To Stick

Decorating By cakesrpretty Updated 23 Aug 2013 , 1:18pm by ddaigle

cakesrpretty Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:37pm
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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?


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prterrell Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:40pm
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Spread a thin layer of piping gel over the fondant and board. My fav "sand" is Sugar In the Raw (turbinado sugar).

Kitagrl Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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Piping gel is good and also you can use sandy colored royal icing, esp for the board.

Price Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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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.

mommicakes Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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I've used corn syrup. icon_biggrin.gif

Deb_ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:45pm
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or you could brush on some corn syrup

cakesrpretty Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 12:17pm
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Thanks everyoneicon_smile.gif

momg9 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 1:52pm
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I use graham cracker crumbs mixed with sugar for sand and use a little piping gel to hold it.

debster Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:02pm
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I agree piping gel and corn syrup.

AlicesMadBatter Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 9:11pm
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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

AZCouture Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 9:36pm
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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.

danyag Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 7:38pm
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Britterfly Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 1:10pm
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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.

ddaigle Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 1:18pm
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I smear buttercream on my board

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