What Is "simple Syrup"?

Business By eldag0615 Updated 14 Jan 2009 , 10:19pm by todolomio

eldag0615 Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 5:54pm
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I have read several times here in CC about brushing a cake or cupcakes with a "simple syrup" to add flavor and moisture to a cake. What is it? Do you buy it or do you make it? Thank you for any info.

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FromScratch Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 7:36pm
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Simple syrup is a solution of sugar and water in a 1:1 ratio that you heat in a sauce pan until the sugar is dissolved and then let cool. You can flavor it with many things.

DragonFly2333 Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 7:44pm
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Ive never used simple syrup but have always been curious as to *when* you added it to cakes that you are freezing? I assumed it would be after they cooled before you froze them...locking in the moisturizer. But I saw a cake challenge that lead me to believe you add it after the cake is defrosted, right before you start decorating?

FromScratch Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 8:27pm
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You can do it at many times during the process.. some like to put it on when the cake is warm.. some after it has cooled. It's up to you really. icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 8:45pm
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Everything you ever wanted to know about simple syrup...
(Different recipes, various methods of applying and more.)

How to Apply Syrup:

http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipes.recipeListing/filter/dianas/recipeID/685/Recipe.cfm

Cool Syrup Applied to Cooled Cake:

http://www.akiskitchen.ca/recipes_cakes/four_lwc_orange_custard_chodippped_ladyfingers/fourl_lwc_orcust_ladyfingers_1.html

Cool Syrup Applied to Hot Cake:

http://www.akiskitchen.ca/recipes_cakes/ravani/ravani_1.html

Simple Syrups Add Moisture and Flavor:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Desserts-747/2008/11/simple-syrup.htm

Different methods of application:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-55178-.html

Duplicate post, for other responses, please see:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-614764-.html

HTH

nickshalfpint Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm
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I love when JanH is on CC icon_biggrin.gif She is one of the most helpful people EVER!!!!!!!!! Thank you JanH thumbs_up.gif

BakingGirl Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 8:57pm
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The term "simple syrup" always makes me smile. It makes me think of syrup that is not particularly bright.

JanH Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 9:31pm
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You are so very welcome, nickshalfpint. icon_biggrin.gif
(Force of habit, can't do short & sweet when it concerns info....) icon_lol.gif

eldag0615 Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 1:53pm
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Thank you very much for all the information posted, and all those websites are great. So nice of you to give of your time and knowledge to help others. Thank you and God bless.

todolomio Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 10:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Everything you ever wanted to know about simple syrup...
(Different recipes, various methods of applying and more.)

How to Apply Syrup:

http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipes.recipeListing/filter/dianas/recipeID/685/Recipe.cfm

Cool Syrup Applied to Cooled Cake:

http://www.akiskitchen.ca/recipes_cakes/four_lwc_orange_custard_chodippped_ladyfingers/fourl_lwc_orcust_ladyfingers_1.html

Cool Syrup Applied to Hot Cake:

http://www.akiskitchen.ca/recipes_cakes/ravani/ravani_1.html

Simple Syrups Add Moisture and Flavor:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Desserts-747/2008/11/simple-syrup.htm

Different methods of application:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-55178-.html

Duplicate post, for other responses, please see:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-614764-.html

HTH




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