Sparkling Sugar Question

Decorating By Heather28 Updated 19 Jul 2010 , 10:50pm by Heather28

Heather28 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 5:21am
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I am planning on making a cake using sparkling sugar, but I've never used it before and would love some tips on how to apply it. How do you evenly distribute it on the sides? Is it an easy product to use? Thanks for the help!

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mbark Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 5:33am
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I am also interested about this, I love the look of sanding sugar & am dying to try something like this-

Heather28 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 6:00am
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My sister in law wants one like this... I'm hoping it's doable? and is it best to put it on fondant or BC?

catlharper Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 6:14am
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It's SO easy you'll wonder why you didn't try it before! I actually used gum glue...gumpaste disolved into warm water to make a paint like glue. I brushed the glue onto the fondant covered cake and then, using a tilting turntable, turned the cake as I sprinkled the sugar onto it. There were places I needed to touch with the gum glue brush and add sugar but it was really really easy to get the right look. Check out my anenome wedding cake in my photos. Easy Peasy!


dmo4ab Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 8:21pm
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I did this for my friend's wedding cake. It went on top of buttercream and I found it went on best just gently pressing it into the buttercream. I just tilted the cake, filled my palm with the sugar and very gently walked my hand up the side of the cake. Just be sure to put some sort of paper beneath your work surface b/c it's like glitter and goes everywhere.

Attached is the photo of the one I did. HTH.

Tammy21122 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm
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Could you also use this on Bettercreme? I am doing a wedding cake for Saturday and bride wants bettercreme. First time doing a Wedding Cake in this...I have always used fondant in the past! Thanks for any advice

Heather28 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 10:50pm
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Thanks for all your help everyone, I appreciate all the help!

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