Help!!!!! Need Wash For Carrot Cake!!

Decorating By cakemommy Updated 28 Nov 2008 , 8:35pm by snarkybaker

cakemommy Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 12:34am
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What is a good wash for a carrot cake. I am working on a wedding cake and darnit, I forgot to add applesauce for added moistness. What can I brush on the cake to help with moistness?

The cake is going to be filled with cream cheese and a light coating of it outside and covered with fondant.


Thank you for any help ya'll can give me!!


Amy

7 replies
Tita9499 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 12:41am
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Quick one that goes awesome with carrot cake is pineapple juice. I usually put crushed pineapple in my cake to make it moist, so when I'm feeling really kooky, I use pineapple juice as a wash

snarkybaker Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 12:55am
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BUTTERMILK GLAZE
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

cook together for 4 minutes, until golden

cakemommy Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 1:05am
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I never even thought about putting straight pineapple juice as a wash.

txkat~ so you wait for the buttermilk glaze to cool and then you brush it on? I have never heard of a glaze like this. Does it work for other cakes as well? Does it change the taste of the cake?

Thank you for your quick replies!!!


Amy

carleen2140 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 11:35pm
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1 cup of hot water
1 tbls. sugar
Stir sugar into hot water. Poke top of cake 3 or 4 times with fork tines. Using tablespoon, or a pastry brush, moisten cake with water concoction. This is more then enough for a three layer cake.

Carleen

leah_s Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 12:14am
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The classic definition of a wash is simple syrup. Equal parts sugar and water, boiled briefly until clear and then cooled. From that point you can flavor it however you want. Or use it as is for a neutral flavor.

dinas27 Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 1:46pm
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simple syrup infused with fresh grated ginger. I usually add ginger to my batter.

snarkybaker Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 8:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakemommy

I never even thought about putting straight pineapple juice as a wash.

txkat~ so you wait for the buttermilk glaze to cool and then you brush it on? I have never heard of a glaze like this. Does it work for other cakes as well? Does it change the taste of the cake?

Thank you for your quick replies!!!


Amy




you just brush it over the warm cake- it makes the cake richer. It makes a HUGE difference. It's very delicious.

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