Anyone Done Alchohol Infused Cakes?

Decorating By twooten173 Updated 16 Aug 2009 , 3:38am by PinkZiab

twooten173 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 3:09am
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Just got a request for a cake infused with alcohol. They want a red velvet cake but didn't say what kind. I don't even like red velvet so I do not know what kind of alcohol to use. And I've never done this. Any suggestions?

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kaydee1011 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 3:18am
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I've done cakes with alcohol before....simply substituted liquer for all or part of the liquid in a cake mix...Raspberry liquer or Grand Marnier in chocolate cake is especially yummy. Not sure what "flavor" would compliment Red Velvet

antonia74 Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 3:19am
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I would brush each layer of cake with a simple syrup made with a splash of alcohol. Say, 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water (heated to boiling, sugar dissolved)...remove from stove and add about 1/4-1/3 cup of your favourite alcohol. Cool slightly, then use a pastry brush to coat each layer (tops & bottoms if possible, even more flavour).

Not sure what I'd recommend as a flavour with Red Velvet. Maybe Jack Daniels because of the southern flavour....or you could go with a cherry liqueur as a nod to the red colour?

Doug Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 3:21am
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rum would be my pick

(Appleton Gold! brand)

PinkZiab Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 3:38am
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