How Do I Apply Sanding Sugar To A Cake Covered In Buttercream?

Decorating By SuzyCakes1130 Updated 16 Apr 2014 , 4:57pm by SuzyCakes1130

SuzyCakes1130 Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 6:42pm
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I have been asked to cover a cake with "sparkling sugar".  They want buttercream icing.  What would be the easiest way to do this?  Any and all suggestion appreciated. Thanks!

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jking513 Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 7:04pm
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I recently made my niece this baby shower cake.  I sprayed the buttercream sides with silver color, then slightly (and carefully) tilted the cake and used my gloved hand to press the glitter into the buttercream.  I'm sure there's probably an easier way....* Baby shower cake for a glitter loving girl!

kakeladi Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 8:34pm
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Yeah what she ^^^ said :)

Basically that's how most bakeries do jimmies &/or sprinkles.

Hold the cake at an angle over a cookie sheet (or other 'catcher') and grab up a handlfull of the sugar, slapping it against the 'wet' b'cream.   If the icing has already dried, very lightly spray it w/water so the sugar will stick.

MimiFix Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 9:02pm
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Another method, depending upon your final look - torte and fill, freeze solid, then quickly ice sides and roll in sugar (or jimmies). Press down while rolling.  

SuzyCakes1130 Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 4:57pm
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I appreciate the replies

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