Sand - Brown Sugar Or Gram Cracker?

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sweetmonkeycheese Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:03pm
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I love the look of all those Luau / beach cakes that have "sand" wh/ is better to use brown sugar or gram cracker? or a mix of both?

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cakecraft Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:15pm
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Would you want to eat a spoonful of crunchy sugar on your cake? I don't find that appealing icon_razz.gif I use graham crumbs, nilla wafer crumbs, or oreo crumbs, depending on the application...all three combined makes for very realistic sand, might i add! icon_wink.gif

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Molly2 Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:16pm
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I perfer gram cracker for my cakes but thats just me.

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dnrlee Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:27pm
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a combination of brown sugar and graham cracker crumbsicon_smile.gif

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Mark-Mexicano Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:33pm
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I don't like the taste of brown sugar or graham crackers. I think vanilla wafers would be more palatable.
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cattycornercakes Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:36pm
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Vanilla Wafers!

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flamingobaker Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:51pm
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I have tried brown sugar as sand and it doesn't taste very good.

Vanilla wafers for me, or combining with grahams and a "little" brown suagr.

If you want some sparkle, add some of the large sugar crystals

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sweetmonkeycheese Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 10:44pm
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Ohh I am so glad I asked it seemed like a dumb question, but never thought about what would happen when eaten (lol so siked to try and make a cake) I like the idea of doing a combo or waffers and gram and maybe some sugar fr the sparkle.

Thanks ladies

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Occther Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 11:05pm
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I use a combo of vanilla wafer, graham crackers, white and brown sugar. Very realistic looking and tastes just fine.

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