Friday, August 26, 2011

Red Ribbon

This is a bit of old news, but I entered my first attempt at a sandcastle cake in the June 2011 Marin County Fair and took 2nd place!  To be honest, there were not a huge number of cakes entered, but I'm still proud of my award-winning Nabisco creation.
In order to create a sturdy canvas, I covered the cakes with fondant.  Then I spread buttercream on top and pressed a mixture of pulverized brown sugar, graham crackers, and Nilla wafers into the frosting.  The little sea creature buddies and flag were molded from fondant, and I used royal icing to make the seaweed.  All in all, it was a fun cake to make!

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