Can Anyone Tell Me

Decorating By love2frost Updated 16 Oct 2010 , 3:10am by cheatize

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love2frost Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 1:33am
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what the cake "people" on all of the tv shows are putting on their cake layers before they're putting the filling on. Some of them "paint" it on with a paint brush and others use a bottle and squirt it on. I'm assuming it's some kind of flavoring but I'm not sure. Thanks!!

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Tellis12 Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 1:38am
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Probably some kind of simple syrup. Some people use it to help keep the cakes moist. That's my best guess.

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HowCoolGomo1 Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 1:43am
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Some version of simple syrup, it helps keep the cakes moist and maybe gives their cakes the yum factor associated with their bakeries.

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leah_s Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 1:50am
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It's properly called a wash, and yes, its a simple syrup. I use it on every cake. And no my cakes aren't dry to start with.

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love2frost Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 2:13am
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Thanks so much! I'm thinking about trying it! I bet you could add some neat flavors to your cakes with this stuff!

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sweetlybaked Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 2:34am
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Leah, I've always wondered...does it make your cake soggy? My cakes are moist to begin with, it reminds me of a tres leches cake when soaked in simple syrup...GROSS. Is it the same affect?

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cheatize Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 3:10am
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I'd love to know how much to put on. The one time I did it, I put on way too much and ended up with cake mush.

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