Sand That Tastes Good?

Decorating By etr2002 Updated 10 Jun 2011 , 3:38pm by ajwonka

etr2002 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:17pm
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I'm making a sandal cake for a lua this weekend and to get some additional servings, I am using the bottom of the giant cupcake pan as a pile of sand to represent the beginning stage of a sandcastle. I will need to cover the cake with something that looks like sand but is tasty. I've read that some people use brown sugar (don't want to do that for taste purposes) and some use crushed nilla wafers - how does this taste? I plan to apply buttercream and then the "sand" on top of that. Any suggestions?

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kyhendry Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:23pm
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I just did my pirate cake last weekend and used nilla wafers. they taste great because of their mild flavor mixing well with my buttercream. I didn't use brown sugar because I thought it might start absorbing moisture from the buttercream and turn liquid... icon_smile.gif

Baking4Fun Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:29pm
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I tried sand for the first time recently too. I used cinnamon graham crackers mixed with brown sugar. I got the idea from TLC's Ultimate Cakes. Looks great and had a great taste too icon_smile.gif HTH's

weirkd Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:29pm
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I put a mix of brown sugar, graham crackers and then add some colored yellow sanding sugar. You can eat the stuff like it is, its so yummy!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:36pm
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For both of these I used vanilla cake crumbs. I just dried the cake a bit in the oven and ran it thru my food processor. Just like making bread crumbs.

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peg818 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 8:21pm
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I use gram cracker crumbs so easy to buy the box
of already crushed crumbs to use

kearniesue Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 8:28pm
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I use Rice Chex and brown sugar together and it turns out pretty good.

nicunurse Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 9:06pm
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I used white sugar sprinkles, placed in a zipper bag and added a few drops of brown ameri-color then shook it up. I added more until I like the color. HTH icon_smile.gif

cherrycakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 4:33am
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I just watched an episode of Fabulous Cakes and to make sand the baker left some white cake scrapes out overnight. In the morning he crumbled the scrapes, sifted them and added a bit of brown sugar.

Paperfishies Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 4:36am
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I either use cake scrapes mixed with brown sugar...or I do a mixture of brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs.

sgalvan62 Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 4:58am
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hi, i use crush up cinnamon toast crunch cereal icon_biggrin.gif

carmijok Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 5:07am
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I think graham cracker crumbs work better. They're so much less sweet than any of the sugars you can use. Not grainy and to me they become part of the taste of the cake...they don't detract from it.

etr2002 Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:10pm
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Thanks for all the tips!

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:13pm
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Crushed rice krispies with a touch of brown sugar.

ajwonka Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carmijok

I think graham cracker crumbs work better. They're so much less sweet than any of the sugars you can use. Not grainy and to me they become part of the taste of the cake...they don't detract from it.




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