What Is On Top Of These Cupcakes?

Baking By jena2727 Updated 4 Mar 2012 , 4:00am by dukeswalker

jena2727 Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 10:46pm
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I want to know what is sprinkled on top of these cupcakes? Working on an order for a wedding but do not want to suggest these until I know what was used.

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jena2727 Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 10:47pm
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Guess I should give you the picture.. Oops!!

Relznik Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:00pm
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At first, I thought it was just the slightly larger-sized-crystal than usual sugar.


it could also be ground down magic sparkles (a completely edible alternative to the so-called 'edible' glitter)

icer101 Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:03pm
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How about fine coconut?

Cakepro Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:10pm
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It looks like grated coconut to me too. I buy organic, unsweetened coconut and it is in tiny grated pieces like that.,.nothing like the sweetened shredded coconut you usually buy at the grocery store.

southerncross Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:20pm
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I wonder if it could be large sugar crystals. When I've used them on frosting they tend to lose a little of their sparkle that you see in this pic:


jena2727 Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:25pm
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I guess I could use either. I'm not a coconut fan so I would lean towards the sprinkles. I guess I will suggest and leave it up to the client. Thanks!!

leah_s Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:26pm
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Sparkling sugar is my guess. I use a lot of it.

Norasmom Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 11:40pm
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looks like it may be coconut mixed with sparkling sugar.

Osgirl Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 2:33am
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It's sanding sugar or shimmering sugar (same thing I believe).

Like this:

It's not coconut.

southerncross Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 2:52am
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FYI...WS is $5.95 for 5.2 oz while CountryKitchenSweetart has a pound for $2.70

MeMe36 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 3:02am
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I think it's a combination of the edible glitter and coconut flakes.

Osgirl Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 3:47am
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It doesn't say anything in their book about it being coconut flakes. This same picture is in their (Georgetown Cupcake) book. You could call and ask them! Someone on here called and asked about a fondant decoration once and they gave her the answer.

dukeswalker Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 4:00am
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My money is on dessicated coconut. Google it...

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