How Much Simple Syrup?

Decorating By yanci Updated 5 Jun 2009 , 10:04pm by JCE62108

yanci Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 2:43pm
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Hello,
Im fairly new to baking and making cakes and I have a few questions:

1. I would like to know if anyone can suggest the right amount of simple syrup to avoid my cakes drying out. I normally just brush it on the top to the layers with a small brush. Is that enough? I dont want the cake feeling wet but I do like the very moist texture.

2. Should I apply the simple syrup as soon as it comes out of the oven or wait until it cools?

3. How long after I apply the simple syrup can I start frosting the cake?

Thanks!

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cylstrial Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 3:09pm
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1. The paper that I have suggests 3-4 Tablespoons for every egg used in the recipe. A lot of it though is just learning what you like.

2. I apply the simple syrup when I am putting the cakes together. So I tort them and then I put the syrup on, then I fill the cake, then I put the next layer on, simple syrup, fill it, etc.

3. I frost the cake after it has had a little time to firm up.

yanci Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 2:55pm
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Hi,
Thanks for you response. 2 more questions...
Do you just brush the syrup over the to pr pour with a spoon?
Can you tell me the name of you book you have. I would love to buy and learn a little more!

Thanks!

springlakecake Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 4:31pm
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Ive only done it a few times and I brushed just enough to make it moist, because I was afraid of making it too wet. I am going to try and spritz it on next time with a spray bottle. Seems like it will help make it go on more evenly.

Rylan Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 11:55am
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I've never used simple syrup but I would suggest you brush it lightly.

leah_s Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:21pm
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I use simple syrup on every cake. And I use a squirt bottle with a small tip/opening. The amount to use really comes as much from experience as anything.

ylil Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 9:23pm
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I use simple syrup on every cake. And I use a squirt bottle with a small tip/opening. The amount to use really comes as much from experience as anything.




Sorry to ask a dumb ?, but how much does it sweeten the cake itself? For instance if I have a cake that I really like because of the delicate flavor, will it interfere with that?

Thanks!

JCE62108 Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 10:04pm
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Probably not. You dont use much at all. You just brush it on lightly.

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