What to Do With Cake Scraps?

Our contributor, Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company, is here with a new tutorial for you.  A simple way to add an extra touch of fun to your summer cakes.  And make the most of your cake scraps…. 

Make edible sand from cake | great for summer cakes | DIY Cake Tutorial by Erin Gardner for TheCakeBlog.com

Cake scraps!  Also fondly known as Cake Top.  You know what I’m talking about…. the extra dome of cake that gets cut off during the leveling process.  We all have cake scraps and no one likes to throw them away.  If you don’t immediately give in to the temptation of snacking on your scraps, you can use them to create “sand” or “dirt” for your next cake design.  I love this trick because it saves you time and money.  No more wasted cake and no need to buy extra brown sugar or ground up cookies when creating your beachy cake designs.

Make edible sand from cake | great for summer cakes | DIY Cake Tutorial by Erin Gardner for TheCakeBlog.com

I used my cake sand to transform a mini-bundt cake into a sand castle and to top off a sweet little candy melt sand pail.  Beyond the beach, cake sand can be used to dress up the sides of a simple buttercream frosted cake, or as “dirt” on a garden or construction themed cake.

Let’s learn how go from extra cake scraps to fabulous cake sand!

Make edible sand from cake | great for summer cakes | DIY Cake Tutorial by Erin Gardner for TheCakeBlog.com

View the Step-by-Step Tutorial

EDIBLE CAKE SAND
a tutorial by Erin Gardner

Supplies:

Cake Scraps (aka Cake Top)
Parchment Paper
Baking Sheet

Make edible sand from cake | great for summer cakes | DIY Cake Tutorial by Erin Gardner for TheCakeBlog.com

View the Step-by-Step Tutorial

Erin Gardner , CONTRIBUTOR

Erin Gardner is the owner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. in New Hampshire, where she creates custom works of sugar art for clients all over New England. Read more about Erin on her bio page.

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