Help! Quick~Doing Now! Dry Cake

Decorating By kandu001 Updated 12 Oct 2008 , 6:43pm by GI

kandu001 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 11:47pm
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Hi all, thanks in advance for the help. I made a cake and I accidentally overcooked it and it's dry. I am assembling/decorating it now and I know there is a way to fix it, but I can't remember right now! PLEASE HELP!!

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staceyboots Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 11:49pm
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what flavour is it? maybe you can try adding a moistening syrup / liqueur?

kandu001 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 11:55pm
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It's just ordinary vanilla

staceyboots Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 12:06am
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you can try moistening the cake with some Galliano.

assuming that you have the time, how about trying one of the Torani / DaVinci syrups?

kandu001 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 12:12am
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Thank you, where do I find those recipes? Are they on this site?

Deb_ Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 12:44am
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You could make a simple syrup and flavor that with whatever you'd like. (1c sugar to 1c water bring to boil, simmer 5 to 10 min add flavoring) Spray or brush on top of each tier/layer depending on design, than crumbcoat/frost as usual.

HTH

staceyboots Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 2:34am
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Torani syrups and DaVinci syrups are branded products that can be used to flavout coffee, smoothies, etc. You can find Galliano at any liquor store.


http://www.torani.com/flavors/categories/syrups/#syrups+all+1

http://www.davincisyrups.com/

staceyboots Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 2:36am
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oh...when moistening the cakes, i just pour the syrups into a squeeze bottle and squeeze the liquid onto each layer in concentric circles. Don't go too abroad with the syrups!

GI Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:07pm
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I've used the syrups and they make your cakes take on a flavor/moisten punch. Good luck, hope it turned out!

kandu001 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:17pm
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Thanks so much for all of the great advice!! I tried it and it seems more moist now! Luckily it is for my cousin and I'll get to try a piece to see if I did it right! princess.gif

staceyboots Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:57pm
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no prob icon_smile.gif

kandu001 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 5:04pm
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Ok what I did didn't work! Moral of the story: don't overbake cakes!!! Oh well, at least this one was only for family!

staceyboots Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 5:27pm
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Awwwwwwww mannnnnnnn! Sorry that it didn't work. icon_sad.gif

GI Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:42pm
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Shucks, that's what the Melty-Ice-Cream and big mugs of milk are for!! icon_smile.gif

GI Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by staceyboots

oh...when moistening the cakes, i just pour the syrups into a squeeze bottle and squeeze the liquid onto each layer in concentric circles. Don't go too abroad with the syrups!




This is a great tip, staceyboots. I'm going to remember this. I'm a bit lazy & just use the bottled syrups. Well, especially on the orange dream cake, yummy, to use the orange syrup! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

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