Sugar Rim On Cake?

Decorating By t4beatles Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 3:06pm by PinkZiab

t4beatles Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 10:25pm
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I'm doing 2 margarita cakes - just finished up the first one and had a hard time getting the sugar only on the 'rim' of the cake, it also landed in the sides of the cake (all buttercream)

How do I only get the sugar to rim the top and not fall and stick into the sides?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 10:31pm
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You could try using a disposable piping bag and clipping the corner enough so the sugar spills out controlled.Then you have some sort of way to keep the sugar in one area as opposed to it getting everywhere.

gleep Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:36am
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When I make my margarita cakes, I pipe a strip of piping gel around the rim before sprinkling the sugar on. The sugar sticks to the piping gel immediately and doesn't fall down the sides. You can see one of them here.

LeckieAnne Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:28pm
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Just a thought - but could you do like some rolled buttercream and roll that in the sugar and then press that on rather than sprinking the sugar right on the cake?

t4beatles Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:38am
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Ok, so I used a paper plate to try and 'shield' the bottom half of the cake.

I did do a strip of buttercream to catch the sugar crystals which I poured out of the corner of a ziplock bag.

Not too bad, would do it again! Thank you for your replies! icon_smile.gif

LeckieAnne Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:41pm
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Aww, cake turned out cute! icon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:06pm
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A squeeze bottle is also good for controlled application, for future reference.

Cute cake icon_wink.gif

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