What Should I Use To Make An Imitation Maple Syrup For Over The Top Of A Pancake Cake?

Decorating By amy-louise Updated 12 Mar 2013 , 11:43pm by theresaf

amy-louise Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 5:09am
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Hi everyone.


Im making a "pancake cake" in the next couple of days. Mud cake with fondant to look like a stack of pancakes. I was wondering what I should I use as the maple syrup on top? Im really stumped for ideas, and havent been able to find much info any what I could use. I would like it to look as realistic as I can, without actually using maple syrup. Any help would be great! Thank you :)

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IAmPamCakes Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 5:49am
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AThick caramel sauce?

theresaf Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 2:52pm
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Hi!  I made my pancake stack all buttercream not fondant.  For the syrup you can use a corn syrup with gel color mixed in to give you the right color.  I also used some caramel ice cream topping mixed in too.  This is a fun cake - enjoy!

Also my pats of butter are softened Starburst candies.



I have loved the pancake stacks I've seen here but mine is all buttercream. No fondant.  Except for the butter, which are yellow Starburst.  Ten layers in total!

ddaigle Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 2:55pm
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Color some piping gel

savannahquinn Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 9:49pm
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I used carmel sauce I made for the carmel butter cream I used for the filling.

pmarks0 Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 9:56pm
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I used home made piping gel as described in  the link.


Here's a great tutorlal on making one.  I followed the steps here and it turned out great!  It's in my pictures.  I didn't do the fruit in the photo though.



ddaigle Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 10:08pm
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I just love those pancakes cakes!   And teresaf....I'm all about a butter cream cake!   I definitely want to make it that way whenever I make one.   Great job!

amy-louise Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 10:58pm
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Thank you all for your replies! I think I will give the piping gel a go and read through the tuturial that pmarks0 shared :)

mommynana Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 11:14pm
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I used Royal Bakerys recipe for maple syrup, And it cake great!! http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2381658/a/2382658/just-wanted-to-try-royal-bakerys-pancake-cake/

theresaf Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 11:43pm
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Thank you ddaigle!  I love a well done bc cake myself.  And I love a fooler cake like the pancake!


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