I'm doing a sand castle cake for the bridal show and am stuck.
I was thinking of coloring royal the same color as the crumbs, spreading on the dummies and then pressing the crumbs in the royal. Any one done this before?
Should i glue the whole cake together and then ice and crumb, or do the parts individually and then stuck it all together after everything has dried?
grateful for any and all help.
Ive only done a mini gumpaste/fondant sandcastle before but I did brown fondant and then when dried painted clear piping gel on it then put edible sand all over it (white sugar, brown sugar, crushed sugarcookies)
I have only used buttercream for sand castles and I do color it the same color as the sand. The icing has usually crusted by the time I'm ready to apply the sand, so I brush piping gel thinned with water over the icing, then press the on the sand.
I don't think it matters whether you apply the sand before or after the cake is assembled as long as you cover the seams with more sand.
You could try asking crownsj http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1493849 . They provided this link to their photo and are being helpful on another thread: