Today on the Hallmark Channel I am making an adorable Sand Castle Cake!! In case you missed any details, check out out my recipe, video and post here!
Tips for making a Sand Castle Cake
*Make sure to do a “crumb coat” first! This means that you put a thin layer of icing all over the cake to smooth out, and hold down, any crumbs. Then you place it in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes.
*When making the buttercream icing, make sure all of the ingredients are room temperature.
*Then do a clean layer of icing on top of the crumb coat right when you take it out of the fridge. This allows the icing to go on smoothly.
*Use an offset spatula to apply the frosting for best results!
*Then you want to add the “sand” on right after you put the final layer of icing on. You don’t want it to harden, otherwise the sand won’t stick as well.
*When adding the sand, do the sides first. Leave the top uncoated until you add the ice-cream cones on.
*Cover the ice-cream cones with icing, then roll them in the sand. Place them on the top of the cake that has icing on it, but doesn’t have “sand” on it yet, because if you put the sand on before the cone, the cone may not stick on the cake as well. The icing is like the glue!
*Make your own white chocolate shells by using candy coating chocolate. You don’t want to use regular white chocolate, because it won’t hold the shape and harden up as nicely.