so i just crushed up some graham crackers to use as sand on a beach cake, but as im shaking it around im wondering how well its going to stay on the cake considering how dry it is. what would be the best way to make it hold? should i mix something with the sand to make it more moist or try using piping gel?
I just made a cake incorporating sand and used a mix of crushed Nilla wafers and brown sugar. I did use piping gel on the surface of where I was sprinkling the "sand" and it stuck pretty well, but I was concerned about it falling off. It did ok on the short trip I had to move the cake, but I was thinking I wasn't sure how it would do on a long trip. Would be curious if anyone else has any advice!
If it's going to be on buttercream, I just pat it into the icing (mine barely crusts).
If it's going on fondant, I tint buttercream tan, spread it on the area, and pat the "sand" on.
What Rae said