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What is the best thing to use as sand on a beach-themed cake?

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I am new to this forum, and need a little help. I have been baking/decorating cakes for a little less than a year now, so I am still very much an amateur. I have to make a beach-themed cake this week (my first one), and was wondering what the best thing is to use as sand. Graham cracker crumbs, maybe? Thanks!icon_smile.gif
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Graham crackers, vanilla cookies, granulated & brown sugar. . .mix it up to get a good color and of course make sure it tastes good.

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post #3 of 13

Toasted cake crumbs.

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post #4 of 13
Or blended some caramel, you can choose the color you like. Looks good and it's a little sparkling.
post #5 of 13

I like to use graham cracker crumbs. You can use it dry or if you want it to be packed together, like wet sand, mix the cracker crumbs with melted butter.
 

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I use a combo of crushed rice krispies and brown sugar. 

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post #7 of 13

I always use graham cracker crumbs that has been pulverized to powder in my processor.   Any kind of white cookie will work...the pecan sandies makes pretty sand too. 

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post #8 of 13
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Graham crackers, vanilla cookies, granulated & brown sugar. . .mix it up to get a good color and of course make sure it tastes good.

This is what I do as well. Then I add some sugar sprinkles to get that glint in the sand.
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Thanks for the tips ya'll! One more question...how do the graham cracker crumbs and vanilla wafer cookies not get soft and mushy on the icing?
post #10 of 13
I usually use Nilla wafers, but I couldn't get any last time and used coconut cookies instead. That went over very well!
post #11 of 13

You could also use graham crackers.

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This is what I do as well. Then I add some sugar sprinkles to get that glint in the sand.

I like the idea of sugar sprinkles! :)

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post #13 of 13

I usually pack down a small amount then pile it on top for some texture. I think they taste pretty good mixed up with the icing. A little luster dust will work well for some shimmer also.

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