Cointreau Syrup

Decorating By gloria Updated 18 Sep 2009 , 7:37pm by tiptop57

gloria Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 5:35am
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Can somebody tell me what this is and how to make it.

I read somewhere that they use this instead of buttercream.

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JanH Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:12am
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Originally Posted by gloria

I read somewhere that they use this instead of buttercream.




You can certainly use only a liqueur/simple syrup glaze over plain pound cake or bundt cakes, etc... But for decorated cakes, simple syrup soaks are used to help maintain moisture (usually in scratch) cakes.

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Originally Posted by gloria

Can somebody tell me what this is and how to make it.




Everthing you ever wanted to know about making and using simple syrups:

How to Apply Syrup:
(Includes recipe.)

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

How Simple Syrups Add Moisture:

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

http://blog.josephhall.com/2006/12/simple-syrup.html

How CC members use simple syrup, opinions:

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

HTH

tiptop57 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 7:37pm
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This may be to basic of an answer, but Cointreau is considered to be a premium brand triple sec liquor and the syrup part is probably simple syrup as JanH references above. HTH

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