What Is The Best Thing To Use As Sand On A Beach-Themed Cake?

Decorating By dcc0410 Updated 23 Jul 2013 , 4:15am by Zamode

dcc0410 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 2:17am
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AI am new to this forum, and need a little help. I have been baking/decorating cakes for a little less than a year now, so I am still very much an amateur. I have to make a beach-themed cake this week (my first one), and was wondering what the best thing is to use as sand. Graham cracker crumbs, maybe? Thanks!:)

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Zamode Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 2:21am
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Graham crackers, vanilla cookies, granulated & brown sugar. . .mix it up to get a good color and of course make sure it tastes good.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 4:15am
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Toasted cake crumbs.

Boyka Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 4:57am
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AOr blended some caramel, you can choose the color you like. Looks good and it's a little sparkling.

Britterfly Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 12:58pm
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I like to use graham cracker crumbs. You can use it dry or if you want it to be packed together, like wet sand, mix the cracker crumbs with melted butter.
 

sixinarow Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 1:11pm
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I use a combo of crushed rice krispies and brown sugar. 

ddaigle Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 1:25pm
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I always use graham cracker crumbs that has been pulverized to powder in my processor.   Any kind of white cookie will work...the pecan sandies makes pretty sand too. 

bct806 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 2:40pm
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Graham crackers, vanilla cookies, granulated & brown sugar. . .mix it up to get a good color and of course make sure it tastes good.

This is what I do as well. Then I add some sugar sprinkles to get that glint in the sand.

dcc0410 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 10:10pm
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AThanks for the tips ya'll! One more question...how do the graham cracker crumbs and vanilla wafer cookies not get soft and mushy on the icing?

as you wish Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 10:47pm
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AI usually use Nilla wafers, but I couldn't get any last time and used coconut cookies instead. That went over very well!

Chris0306 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 10:53pm
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You could also use graham crackers.

sixinarow Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by bct806 


This is what I do as well. Then I add some sugar sprinkles to get that glint in the sand.

I like the idea of sugar sprinkles! :)

Zamode Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 4:15am
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I usually pack down a small amount then pile it on top for some texture. I think they taste pretty good mixed up with the icing. A little luster dust will work well for some shimmer also.

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