Sand On Sea Themed Cake

Decorating By HG0265 Updated 11 Dec 2010 , 3:42pm by cownsj

HG0265 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:05am
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I'm in the middle of making a cake and now need to put some brown sugar on the cake board to reflect sand and some crabs made from sugarpaste. I've covered the cake board with fondant/sugarpaste. How do I get the sugar & crabs to stick to the board? I would appreciate some help. The cake is being collected tomorrow.

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awatterson Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:22am
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How about piping gel?

HG0265 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:24am
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Ok thank you very much. I'll do that.

awatterson Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:27am
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You are very welcome!

Occther Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:48am
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I use a mixture of graham crackers, Vanilla wafers and brown sugar for sand. Brown sugar alone sometimes melts.

HG0265 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:57am
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Thanks for the ideas. Will the "sand" stay on the board if I stick it with piping gel? I'd hate it if it all slid off whilst she drives home with the cake.

brincess_b Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 12:58pm
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I'd use ri, chocolate or bc for the crabs. The sugar that's stuck to the board won't move, but if it's piled up a bit it should be fine, if she drives like she is supposed to!

Debi2 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 3:52pm
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I made sand with graham crackers and used the piping gel to adhere it...worked great.

kcassano Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:23pm
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i dont like the idea of getting a bunch of brown sugar with my bite of cake---i've used plain old nilla wafers and they really look like sand when processed very fine. (spongebob & tikki cake in my pics). oh, and they taste great too. the kids were fighting over the sand...really? icon_smile.gif

Debi2 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:01pm
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I agree kcassano, I didn't like the idea of just eating plain brown sugar either..grahams or vanilla wafers taste much better and goes well with the flavor of most cakes.

cakesmart Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 4:18pm
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Grahams and vanilla wafer crumbs...what a great idea! Thanks for the tip.

maryj Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 1:56pm
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I used crushed pecan sandies cookies, delicious and looked just like sand

cownsj Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by maryj

I used crushed pecan sandies cookies, delicious and looked just like sand

great idea, we've always used the crushed nilla wafers. But this is only good when you know the people getting the cake have no nut allergies, but I love the flavor you get from that.

We use buttercream on our board to attach the sand, workes great and we can sorta mold it as we go if we want the sand a little higher in some places, and again, tastes good if the recipients swipe a finger across the board to taste.

tokazodo Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 3:28pm
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I use either graham crackers or nilla wafers. I usually set the crabs, seashells first with a dot of buttercream, then come back with a spoon and lightly sprinkle the cookie crumbs over everything. If you try to attach crabs and seashells on top of the crumbs, they shift and move. *(ask me how I know this!) icon_wink.gif

cownsj Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 3:42pm
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Not that this has anything to do with anything, but I just thought I'd share since we are discussing nilla wafers. Our 2 year old dog is named "Nilla", for nilla wafers. We didn't give her the name, the rescue group who rescued her mom and 8 pups were all given names for sweet treats when they posted them on petfinder. We tried to change her name but nothing else seemed to fit her, so she is still our little Nilla.

ps. While she loves cake, we don't put her on the cake for sand at all. icon_lol.gif

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