Brown Sugar Sand Question

Decorating By 7031annie Updated 14 May 2014 , 3:42pm by -K8memphis

7031annie Posted 10 May 2014 , 7:41pm
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AI will be using brown sugar for sand on a cake for first time. The entire top of cake will be sand. Do I ice top as normal and then put a cardboard cake separator on top of that and lightly ice and add the sugar or do you just cover the icing on the cake? I was thinking if I put the sugar on cardboard it could be removed before cutting.

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-K8memphis Posted 10 May 2014 , 9:23pm
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either way--there's no rules to it--but it will be quite dry & crunchy as i'm sure you know if it's served -- so if you don't do the cardboard --you could ice the cake thicker so it's easier to enjoy enough cake with the icing and leave the sugar on the plate--but sure either way --honestly that's a pretty good idea to remove it--


best to you

7031annie Posted 11 May 2014 , 4:11pm
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AThank you so much ;) so nice of you to respond. I know it was probably a simple common sense thing but it helped to have someone else chime in with thoughts . Thank you.

-K8memphis Posted 11 May 2014 , 9:05pm
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you are right it is a simple common sense thing now that you said it--and i have been doing cakes for decades and i never once thought of it so than you for sharing your good common sense--i needed that -- lol 

docofthedead Posted 11 May 2014 , 10:39pm
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AI have used crushed graham crackers, i buy th pre-crushed ones :USA:

leah_s Posted 11 May 2014 , 10:48pm
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I like using cruched grahm crackers better.  The brown sugar is overpowering - and some people will try to eat all that sugar.  And then complain that the cake was too sweet.

as you wish Posted 11 May 2014 , 11:08pm
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AI like to use crushed Nilla wafers.

leah_s Posted 11 May 2014 , 11:21pm
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That would work well too!

7031annie Posted 14 May 2014 , 3:37pm
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AThank you for the other ideas :) K8memphis I am so sorry way my response sounded. Ever post something that sounds ok in your head and then post, read what you said at a later time and think " well I sounded like an ***" lol

-K8memphis Posted 14 May 2014 , 3:42pm
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no no no no no no -- i didn't take it that way at all -- i have used brown sugar for golf course hazards and beaches forever and i never thought of making it easy to remove and i thought you were/are brilliant to think of it srsly

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