Advice Neede On Beach/tropical Themed Cake.

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motherof2princesses Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 7:21pm
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I'm making this beach cake tomorrow. I'm using brown sugar for the sand and piping gel for the water. But do I have to much stuff on the cake?
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But I would love to do this on the water around the bottom. But would that be over doing it?

Or should I follow the beach line down the side of the cake and just do a small part of water with the fish?
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NewbeeBaker Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 8:07pm
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Well I am far from being an expert, but I really like the set up you have and personally would not change it=) It looks like it is going to be a cute cake, can't wait to see the pic of it!! GL, Jen

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Doug Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 9:58pm
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nice composition and design.

tho' I think your MISSING something ---


the toasted/roasted sunbather laying on the blanket

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Janette Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 10:03pm
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I think it would look good to put water around the sides of the lower tier.

You don't have too much

Did you see the little lawn chair they have? I think it has a hat and towel on it.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 10:04pm
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If you are using brown sugar for the sand, mix in about 2 TBSP meringue powder with 1 1lb box of brown sugar and shake shake shake. That gives you a more sand-like appearance and use piping gel to spread as a base then spoon the sugar mixture onto the gel and let dry. (I was in the Under the Sea cake class with Nick Lodge this weekend and that was his suggestion -- which worked very well I might add!) icon_biggrin.gif

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Janette Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 10:05pm
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Oh yea, I forgot to mention, I use Graham crackers for the sand and that works too and won't be so sweet.

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motherof2princesses Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 12:08pm
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Thanks everyone. I am making it later today. I'm hoping it comes out as good as my paper did, LOL!

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springlakecake Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 12:10pm
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Your idea is much cuter.

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peacockplace Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 2:00pm
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I love the pre-set up! Such a good idea. I think it will be great!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 2:03pm
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Can I ask -- did you tape the paper around stryofoam dummies? Or around the cake pans? That's a great idea for engineering the cake by the way! icon_lol.gif

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alibugs Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 5:09pm
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I like the first one.
I have made the sand before with white chocolate and a small amount of chocolate and then grated it. It taste good too.

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