Brown Sugar Sand

Decorating By PandaMin77 Updated 11 Jun 2011 , 1:48pm by sandy99

PandaMin77 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 11:40pm
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I was planning on using brown sugar as sand on a beach cake , I was wondering if I put it on buttercream if it will alter it in any way?
its going to be humid and about 70ish the other thing i am wonmdering about is will it melt? or tuen hard as a rock?
any suggestions welcomed
thanks

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cathyscakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 12:04am
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I like to use vanilla wafers, never used brown sugar so i'm not sure.

dguerrant Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 12:41am
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If it's hot and humid and there may be a possibility of the cake sweating, DO NOT use brown sugar. It will melt (become syruppy) and dissolve with the condensation. Even if the cake is prepped in a cool kitchen, then taken outside in the heat it may sweat. i would used crushed vanilla wafers or graham crackers, or possibly a mixture of both so you have different colors and textures.

gidgetdoescakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 1:09am
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I use crushed vanilla wafers also, and sometime I throw a bit of cocoa in with them for a darker color

BlakesCakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 1:32am
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Yep--crushed 'Nilla wafers and I like to add some crush cinnamon graham crackers. Much better texture & taste than straight brown sugar.

I colors some B/C tan and sprinke the mixture on it.

Rae

PandaMin77 Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 10:39pm
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will the crackers or cookies become mushy from the frosting?
Do I need to wait until the last minute to add the sand?
thanks

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 2:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaMin77

will the crackers or cookies become mushy from the frosting?
Do I need to wait until the last minute to add the sand?
thanks




I've done it the night before and left the cake at room temp. No mushiness. Now, if you put it in the fridge, they might get funny.

Rae

Cealy Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 2:29am
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I do a mixture of Nilla wafers and gingersnaps~

PandaMin77 Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 1:23pm
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thanks so much this cake is going t be beautiful

cutthecake Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 1:48pm
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I also add some yellow or gold sanding sugar to the cookie crumbs for sand-like sparkle.

sandy99 Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 1:48pm
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for this cake http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2022495
i use royal icing and sprinkle with brown sugar and crused digestive. with the icing down of sugar dont melt

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