I am making a luah themed cake and need to add sand around one layer do you have any suggestions on what to use to make it look great as well as taste good?
crushed graham crackers works great
Several things come to mind...
Crushed Nilla Wafers
Crushed graham crackers
Welcome to CC forums, for sand you can use brown sugar or vanilla cookie crumbs.
you can use brown sugar, or what i do is use teddy gram cookies you could really use any cookie that is a sand color. (but use plan cookies not chocolate chip cookies cause you don't want the chocolate in it)
hope this helps you
I use crushed up vanilla wafers because it doesn't have a very strong taste like graham crackers. I also add some raw sugar to it to make it sparkle.
All of the above
> graham crackers
> vanilla wafers
> any similar brown cookie.
brown sugar (dark or light or blend of each)
or a mix of any and all of the above
can even toss in sanding sugar for extra sparkle.
I usually use 2 parts graham cracker + 2 parts vanilla wafers + 1 part light dark brown sugar
the fun of this one is coming up with your own variation.
Ditto on all above.
I use a mix of graham crackers, nilla wafers & brown sugar. I like the taste - the nilla wafer balances out the graham and the sugar gives it a closer to sand appearance.
I love strawberry cake with cream cheese icing, coated with "sand." Yum!
I use vanilla cream filled cookies. I grind them up, then add some clear glitter (I break the glitter down in a make so it is smaller pieces) and some time I add gold luster dust or gold glitter. You get a little sparkle in the sand.
i like to use crushed pecan sandies, love the color and texture. the taste of the cookies is mild and there is no grit like from brown sugar. sometimes i will add a bit of the crushed cinnamon graham crackers if i need a darker color of sand as sand can be different colors depending on which beach you are on
I used graham cracker crumbs that come in the box already perfectly crushed. If I want it to sparkle I add some sanding sugar in there.
I think that it kind of depends also on the type of cake that it is going on.
lol i think everyone thinks the same! Graham crackers and a hint of granulated sugar for some sparkle! So ditto for all the above as well!
You can also lightly toast and grind white/vanilla cake.
I have also used brown sugar, crushed grahams, pecan sandies...
But once I worked this wedding where the decorator used "Brownulated sugar" and it looked great. I had never heard of it before, but she said it was right there in the sugar aisle. She is right. I am going to use that next time.
I prefer to use nilla wafers or cookie crisp cereal.