I saw on television one time about how many professional bakeries "mist" their cake layers before frosting to make the cakes more moist. Sounds wonderful but what do I mist them with? Water? Sugar water? Flavored syrups? Also, when does this take place- while the cakes are still warm & cooling? Before or after freezing? Has anyone tried this & does it make for a better cake or do they get soggy? I am really wanting to perfect my baking skills & am wanting to try this but had to ask all you wonderful "cake people" out there first! Thanks for any tips or advice about this!
It's caleld a wash. I use a wash on every cake and have for over a decade. And no my cakes aren't dry to start with. And no they don't get soggy. i do it right before I put on the filling. And I use a squirt bottle. It's simple syrup. Can be flavored and just used straight.
I've never heard of that before...something I want to look more into.
Thank you, Leah_S! I did a search on cake wash & pulled up an easy recipe for simple syrup just like you mentioned. Thanks a bunch!