I normally do lots of research to find answers to questions I have but I'm in a time crunch. I am covering a cake in fondant and then want to coat the entire cake with "glitter" (sanding sugar or sugar sprinkles). I am looking for some advice on what might be the easiest least messy way to accomplish this effect. Thanks in advance for the advice.
I would like to know myself, but i would assume you paint the cake in a thin coat of piping gel then add the sanding sugar. The in layer of Piping Gel should let just enough sugar stick, without being being too heavy/ messy looking.
I would sprinkle the top then work handfulls up the sides, allowing the excess to fall off and for re-use
You are right!! That is exactly what I did! Super messy though and if doing a two tier cake, do it before you stack. I learned the hard way and was brushing glitter off the lower tier forever!!
Thanks, that's how I was going to do it too, so it's nice to get confirmation. I was just worried about the mess factor and thought someone may have some advice in that regard.
Yes, that is how. Just make sure you do it over a cookie sheet or something you can clean up easily.
I remember reading on here a while ago that the decorator used a squeeze bottle to "blow" glitter onto her cake. I think she applied piping gel to the cake first, then poured the edible glitter onto a piece of paper she held next to the cake, then pumped the squeeze bottle with her other hand to blow the glitter across the paper onto the cake. I thought that was a brilliant idea.
Thanks for the "blowing" idea. That seems less messy than the hand pressing method. I think I am giving that a try!
Thanks for the responses.
So I did the piping gel and hand method, didn't have anything that would "blow" enough air. It worked out okay, just a little messy.