melissaanne Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 10:44am
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Hi! I have just finished cooking a 3d cruiser in mud cake, the problem is it seems too dry. I had to shape it a bit and the bits I cut off are not moist.
What can I do?

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lotsoftots Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 11:23am
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I've heard of people brushing cakes with a glaze (like apricot preserves. or a sugar syrup) to keep them moist before frosting.

Doug Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 12:33pm
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or you can also soak it with some type of liquid

for edible by everyone, a simple syrup (sugar dissolved in water) will do
you can flavor the syrup to complement the flavor of the cake.

for an adults only version: soak with
rum (regular, spiced or golden--my fav.: Appleton Gold)
brandy
whiskey
Bailey's Irish Creme
Kaluha (can we say mocha?)
any flavored liquere (whooo boy, the possibilities!!!!!)
flavored vodka (or plain if you insist)
anisette (not in mine ya don't! hate black licorice taste)


and totally goofy opition: Everclear...warning, you car could go up in flames w/ this stuff if the candles burn to short!

melissaanne Posted 14 Jan 2006 , 1:34am
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Thanks Doug,
How much would you use?
Mel

Doug Posted 14 Jan 2006 , 3:28am
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adults: just how happy do you want them to be??? icon_surprised.gificon_rolleyes.gif


no more than a 1/2 to 1 cup. you want moist, not soggy or turning to mush.

better to start w/ too little (1 tbs -- 1/4 cup) and add more if you think you need it.

just remember to let it soak in and spread throughly through the cake after each sprinkle of liquid before deciding if you need more.

cuillere Posted 15 Jan 2006 , 2:42pm
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Put your syrup in a spray bottle to get an even soak.

melissaanne Posted 15 Jan 2006 , 10:52pm
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Thanks guys!!

Doug Posted 15 Jan 2006 , 10:57pm
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hmmmm...(re adult soakers)

a spray for the cake, a spray for the mouth
another for the cake, two for the mouth,
another for the cake, three for the mouth....
oh forget the cake......glug, glug, glug....hic

flayvurdfun Posted 16 Jan 2006 , 12:57pm
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I add a little of my tres leches mixture to most cakes now, it gives it a great flavor and then its not dry... but with a car pan....I may still use it, but a very very little.

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