Sanding Sugar Finish

Connor Erickson
Duration:   12:27   mins

If you watched Rachael Teufel’s video Internal Structural Support for Your Cake, you may have been wondering how she achieved the unique, shiny texture on the bottom tier. In this lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel demonstrates an easy cake decorating technique to add sparkle and elevate any cake.

Starting with a fully iced buttercream cake, piping gel, sanding sugar, and a paint brush in hand, Rachael shares her method for achieving an even layer of sanding sugar while avoiding any bare spots. Add a little sparkle or a lot with this versatile technique using any type of sprinkles or sanding sugar you like.

Rachael also lets you in on her secret for keeping the top edge protected while applying the sanding sugar and how to keep your kitchen mess-free through it all. This simple cake design will make any beginner decorator look like a pro!