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!!
Probably some kind of simple syrup. Some people use it to help keep the cakes moist. That's my best guess.
Some version of simple syrup, it helps keep the cakes moist and maybe gives their cakes the yum factor associated with their bakeries.
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.
Thanks so much! I'm thinking about trying it! I bet you could add some neat flavors to your cakes with this stuff!
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?
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.