How Do I Cover The Sides Of A Cake With Glitter?

Decorating By SweetieVie Updated 24 Jan 2011 , 7:48pm by Claire138

SweetieVie Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 11:08pm
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This seems like it should be pretty simple, but I'm not sure what to do. It is on a buttercream cake, the bride wants the glittery crystal look, how do I get it to cover the sides of the cake evenly?

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bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 11:24pm
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I think it was Leah_S who did a cake like that using sugar. I'm not 100% certain though.

dulce925 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 11:57pm
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I have a similar cake to make next month and was wondering the same thing

leah_s Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 12:03am
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Yes, I do that cake frequently. The brides love it. Before your bc crusts, do this:

place cake on turntable

put large bowl under edge of turntable

dump at least a bottle of the sparkling sugar into the bowl

fill your palm with the sugar and "roll" it up the side of the cake. Have you ever put chopped nuts on the side of a cake? Same technique.

the excess sugar will fall onto the edge of the turntable and back into the bowl. brush the excess sugar off the turntable into the bowl.

Repeat, repeat.

This is the EASIEST. CAKE. EVER!
I can cover a four tier in under 20 minutes.
And I charge extra for the "technique"
don't tell.

dulce925 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 1:55pm
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Thanks for the tip!

SweetieVie Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 2:31am
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Yes, thanks! That helps a lot!! icon_smile.gif

Taleesa Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 2:47am
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I can't wait to try this--I've always wondered how--THANKS!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 3:41am
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Okay I have a question for Leah -- if I were to cover a four tier cake with four different colors of sugar, should I have them all done up before I stack or do them from bottom to top (or top to bottom) already stacked?

Unlimited Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 6:08am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Okay I have a question for Leah -- if I were to cover a four tier cake with four different colors of sugar, should I have them all done up before I stack or do them from bottom to top (or top to bottom) already stacked?




Not Leah, but do them before you stack. If you don't, you'll end up with the top three colors all mixed in and stuck to the bottom tier as well as everywhere!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 1:21pm
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Thanks! That's kind of what I was thinking. icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:26pm
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Unlimited is right! You have some transfer anyway, though. The sugar gets all over the truck during delivery.

Claire138 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 7:48pm
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Thanks for the tip(s), good to know.

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