The look of brown sugar is most realistic, however it does make the cake taste 'gritty'... not sweet. I do not like the gritty taste of the shortening/powdered sugar buttercreams - tastes too much like what the store bakeries use. IMBC is so much smoother. Vanilla wafers crushed and then mixed with a scant measure of luster dust will give a similar effect.
8/7/06 at 10:29pm