I Need Help Fast With My Sandcastle Cake!

Decorating By MrsR915 Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 3:39am by soxbelle

MrsR915 Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:02am
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I am using crushed Nilla wafers mixed with brown sugar for my sand...but I need to know when I can put it on the frosting! Will it get mushy if I put it on tonight for a party that starts tomorrow at 11 a.m.????

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Transformergirl Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:06am
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I don't see it being too much of a problem to put it on now unless your base icing is especially moist/thin. I suppose it would depend on the icing type you used. If it's buttercream you should be able to add it no problem I would think.

MrsR915 Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:08am
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Originally Posted by Transformergirl

I don't see it being too much of a problem to put it on now unless your base icing is especially moist/thin. I suppose it would depend on the icing type you used. If it's buttercream you should be able to add it no problem I would think.




It's Wilton Vanilla frosting (buttercream recipe but used Vanilla flavoring instead). So Crisco based. It is a thin consistency for frosting the cake...

cakestyles Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:09am
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Are you covering the entire surface of the cake with the crumbs?

If so and if you use a crusting butter cream, you'll want to put them on before the butter cream crusts or else you'll have a difficult time getting them to adhere to the sides of the cake.

cakestyles Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:10am
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ooops we posted about the same time so I didn't see your post.

I would put the crumbs on tonight before that icing crusts.

MrsR915 Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:30am
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Originally Posted by cakestyles

ooops we posted about the same time so I didn't see your post.

I would put the crumbs on tonight before that icing crusts.




I haven't iced it yet either! I just wanted to make sure the crumbs would be ok overnight before doing any of it! But I have a lot of other things to get done in the morning so if I can get the cake done now that would be great! So you think it will be ok overnight?

Transformergirl Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:32am
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Originally Posted by MrsR915

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Originally Posted by Transformergirl

I don't see it being too much of a problem to put it on now unless your base icing is especially moist/thin. I suppose it would depend on the icing type you used. If it's buttercream you should be able to add it no problem I would think.



It's Wilton Vanilla frosting (buttercream recipe but used Vanilla flavoring instead). So Crisco based. It is a thin consistency for frosting the cake...




Like cakestyles said, I would put the crumbs on prior to the cake crusting over.

I don't think you have anything to worry about with it soaking the 'sand' as you have brown sugar in there too. Unless you live in a humid area, it should be fine I think.

soxbelle Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:39am
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I have done it before with the Wilton recipe frosting. It will be fine to put the "sand" on tonight.

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