Cake Wash

Decorating By jobueno Updated 12 Nov 2008 , 5:56pm by jobueno

jobueno Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 2:53pm
post #1 of 5

Can anyone tell me exactly at what point do you apply simple syurp to a cake so it soaks through and not just the top? I'm having issues with this and it's getting frustrating. TIA icon_cry.gif

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leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:06pm
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Well, it does stay in the top part of your layer. I squirt mine on before filling. If I put it on a mostly frozen cake, it does take a while to soak in, unless I warm the squirt bottle in the microwave first.

jobueno Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:40pm
post #3 of 5

So, is it ever going to soak through?

Given the following factors:
1. my cake is not frozen
2. my syrup is warm (lukewarm)
3. I apply it before the filling

Will my syrup then soak through or will I still have the top moist and tht bottom dry?
Thanks again in advance for your answer.

leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:48pm
post #4 of 5

Well, to start with, your cake shouldn't be dry. You put on the wash just as a flavor enhancer and to add a wee bit of moistness. You're not trying to soak it like a Tres Leches cake.

The wash will not really soak down to the bottom of the layer. My layers are 7/8 inch and I don't expect the wash to get down to the bottom of those.

If you're attempting to save an overbaked cake, then yes, put the wash on the bottom and sides, too and use extra. But I wouldn't sell it to a customer. That's a family cake.

jobueno Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:56pm
post #5 of 5

Thanks leahs.

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