Make Sand?

Decorating By jayne1873 Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 4:28am by Lcubed82

jayne1873 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:28pm
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I want some sand to go round the base of a spongebob cake. I was thinking brown sugar but how would I get it to stick on just use edible glue?

Anyone done this and have great ideas much appreciated.Ta

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tomswife Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:43pm
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Hi there! I would probably try to use something other than the brown sugar as it has such a bold taste and may melt or get sticky if exposed to humidity - even after being in a fridge. I would suggest crushed up teddy grahams. They work perfectly. Just use your Cuisinart to crush, or even put in a baggie and crush with a mallet. They taste good and seem to meld well with typical cake flavors. Hope this helps! : )

Bluehue Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:44pm
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Welcome Jayne -

You can brush your cake board with sugar glue and then sprinkle brown sugar or raw sugar or crushed brown rice or crushed plain sweet biscuits or crushed dry biscuits.

By mixing a few of the above it gives your *sand* a textured effect and a more depth to the colour.

Bluehue

Marci Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:55pm
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I usually use graham cracker crumbs for sand. If you want darker/wetter look, you can mix some melted butter in it (like for making a crust) and then you can mold it a bit.

daveilg Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:11pm
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I have used a mixture of brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs. My clients seem to like it and it serves as it's own "glue" if you press it into place gently.

HTH
Dave

Doug Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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can also use crushed snickerdoodle cookies!

annacakes Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:29pm
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White sugar mixed with cinnamon.

terrylee Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:39pm
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Raw sugar works really good... tack down with a thin bit of piping gel.

mandymakescakes Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 6:41pm
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I think I've come up with the perfect sand: 1c white sugar, 1c brown sugar, 2-3 chocolate wafer cookies (or oreo cookies w/o the filling) & 2-3 ginger wafer cookies (or ginger snaps)...grind the wafers down to a fine crumble and mix with the sugars. It looks like real California sand (from the clean beaches, obviously icon_razz.gif)! You can see it on my Spongebob cake in my gallery here, as well as on my website.

Oh, and it'll keep for years in an air tight container.

Bluehue Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by Doug

can also use crushed snickerdoodle cookies!




What cookies - snickerdoodles !! - what are they icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif
Bluehue

pearlydi Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:00pm
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I use piping gel and then I spread the Brown Sugar!!

mandymakescakes Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:03pm
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Ohh, Blue if you've never had a snickerdoodle, you've never been in love. icon_wink.gif Okay, maybe it's not that serious, but they are darn good!

http://www.joyofbaking.com/Snickerdoodles.html

Bluehue Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by mandymakescakes

Ohh, Blue if you've never had a snickerdoodle, you've never been in love.
LOL - sounds like i should have married a snickerdoodle instead of my DH icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
icon_wink.gif Okay, maybe it's not that serious, but they are darn good!
So is my DH - icon_wink.gifshhh.gif - lollllllllllllllllllllllllll

But i will take your word for it - just that i had never heard of them - lolllllll

Snickerdoodle - too funny. and people think us Aussies eating Vegemite is odd - lol

Thankyou for the link


http://www.joyofbaking.com/Snickerdoodles.html


joenshan Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:21pm
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Mandy - Your sand is fabuous! So real looking.

Jayne - If you want to see crushed graham crackers, you can look at my seashell cake.

jayne1873 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:48pm
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Thank you all for your replies lots of things for me to try out although I have no idea what graham crackers or teddy grahams are being from the Uk. Snickerdoodles I have made yum.
thanks again

Win Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jayne1873

Thank you all for your replies lots of things for me to try out although I have no idea what graham crackers or teddy grahams are being from the Uk. Snickerdoodles I have made yum.
thanks again




I make a sand that should be everything you find in the UK. It looks very realistic and I even used it for a Sponge Bob cake myself. Vanilla wafers, graham crackers, brown sugar, white sugar, and just a bit of Oreo crumbs as well. These are just little bits of each. Place them in a food processor and pulse until it is a fine crumb resembling sand.


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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1269333

As well, if you do not have piping gel available, a light coating of corn syrup is better than using anything with a water base as the water content can cause sugars to dissolve.

JenniferMI Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:57am
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I love using brownulated sugar.... you can find it by the brown sugar. It tastes like br. sugar, but is not gritty. I usually use a bit of clear piping gel and stick 'er down with that.

Hope that helps -

Jen icon_smile.gif

Lcubed82 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:28am
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Completely aside- our new fav is the Snickerdoodle Cake recipe here on CC! I tried it out two weeks ago as cupcakes, and have made them 3 times since! I plan to send some with DH to office for Valentines, then have GOT to loose that recipe!!!!!!

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