How Do I Keep The Layers Moist?

Baking By kellyanne1981 Updated 10 Oct 2011 , 7:04pm by kellyanne1981

kellyanne1981 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:43pm
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i am wanting to make my sons cake different to all the other cakes i make for his class friends, and i have seen fantastic coloured sponge such as the rainbow suprise cake posted on here. so i am thinking of making seven layers each a different colour of the rainbow for the added wow factor, but im worried that it will become too dry.

i never use sugar syrup - so is this the secret weapon, or will it be ok without?

i intend to bc between the layers and crumb coat.

and i only have paste for colours will that be ok?

sorry for all the questions but i normally only colour the icing lol

Thanks for Reading

Kelly xx

6 replies
littlestruedel Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:58pm
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Why do you think they will become dry? I think as long as you don't overcook the individual layers they will be okay.

I do use a simple syrup on my layers because my instructor said that it replaces some of the moisture that is lost while the layers are cooling. So far my cakes seem nice and moist, so I guess it is working!

lschmitz05 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 4:01pm
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I have had the best luck with freezing my cakes for a day or as long as I need before using them. They are so much more moist than when I use a cake fresh!

cai0311 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 4:01pm
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I have made several rainbow cakes. I do not use syrup for any of my cakes. Just like any cake - don't over bake it and the cake won't be dry.

I use gel colors for my colors but paste would work just as well.

kellyanne1981 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 4:41pm
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thanks for your replies.

my sponges are never dry but i was thinking if i was making the layers thinner they would dry ou more easily.

i think i will do a practice layer

thanks again for your time and advice


Torimomma Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 5:19pm
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I let my cakes cool with a sheet of wax paper on the top. It seems to keep the steam in that normally would evaporate if left uncovered. Also, don't overcook it.

kellyanne1981 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 7:04pm
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh good tip ty xx

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