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post #16 of 21
I ordered a cake from someone a couple years ago and they did the simple syrup and the cake was horrible. It was soggy and wet and yuck. I can't even think about it. I would never do simple syrup but thats just my opinion. I havent had a dry cake. I think scratch cakes are drier isnt it? Are you doing your cake from scratch?
post #17 of 21
I always use simple syrup on my cakes. And I always get favorable comments. The cakes are never soggy. I brush the syrup on a slightly warm cake.

But if you really want a well flavored cake, I would recommend that your reconsider using Wilton fondant. I use Satin Ice or Pettinice with great results.
post #18 of 21
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debbie2881: I am using Duncan Hines white cake mixes, no time for cakes by scratch. I have 5 cakes between now and June 17th (the wedding). I also work full time. One Big Ben-St. Stephen's tower and the other a castle. These both are very detailed.
I am going to use Satin Ice on the wedding cake.

I have used raspberry liquoir in simple syrup in the past (not on a wedding cake, pound cake). I cooked it on the stove until the alchol was gone then added to the syrup. It was great.

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post #19 of 21
sherik you have alot going on, goodluck getting through the next month.
post #20 of 21

I wouldn't use Wilton fondant if you can help it.  Wilton fondant tastes terrible.  I make my own MMF without using a mixer.  I just mix it by hand and it is not hard at all.  Takes me about 10 minutes to make a batch.  Here's the recipe I use:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Marshmallow-Fondant/Detail.aspx

My fondant turns out great every time.  Good luck!

post #21 of 21
I definitely recommend Satin Ice.
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