Suggestions For A Coconut Substitute

Decorating By StephanieAZ Updated 27 May 2014 , 3:44am by Sassyzan

StephanieAZ Posted 26 May 2014 , 9:15pm
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Does anyone have suggestions for a coconut substitute to use when people hate coconut and you need that look that the coconut gives for the look you are trying to create?  Some of the things I might normally use coconut for might be, grass, lettuce, hay, hair and so on. Is there anything else that  can be colored and shredded to achieve the same look just as easily?  This amateur baker would appreciate any suggestions that you may have used.  

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craftybanana Posted 26 May 2014 , 9:46pm
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How about a grass tip? Or modeling chocolate pushed through an extruder?

winniemog Posted 26 May 2014 , 10:49pm
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Or even modelling chocolate or fondant pressed through a sieve, if you don't have an extruder, makes quite good grass or can be used to cover a cake. It's really quick too! I would use the extruder for jobs like  hair for figurines, or other detailed work.

MBalaska Posted 27 May 2014 , 2:16am
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White chocolate bar scraped on a fine carrot shredder.

Sassyzan Posted 27 May 2014 , 3:44am
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AShredded wheat? I don't know how you'd color it. Airbrush, I guess.

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