When To Apply Simple Syrup Before Leveling, Help

Baking By ranbel Updated 22 Oct 2011 , 8:56pm by KoryAK

ranbel Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 1:20pm
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How long before leveling your cake should you apply the simple syrup to allow it to soak in? this will be my first time using simple syrup and am bit nervous.

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ranbel Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 1:28pm
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ok, I just watch a youtube video and they leveled the cake and then applied the syrup....

is this how most of you do it? I was thinking you applied it before leveling, but I guess it would not soak up as well thru the top crust..

your thoughts?

ranbel Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 1:40pm
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I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but should the cake be a room temp or is it ok if they are cool/cold. Mine are in the frig and I plan to ice them down in a few hours...

DianeLM Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 2:13pm
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Yes, you level the cake before applying the simple syrup. It would be a waste to cut away all that syrup!

I prefer to work with room temp cake, but chilled should work fine. Not frozen, of course. icon_smile.gif

ranbel Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 2:19pm
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Thanks Diane.

KoryAK Posted 22 Oct 2011 , 8:56pm
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Also, use warm syrup and it will soak in better.

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