Simple Syrup Before Or After Freezing?

Decorating By momof3jotynjake Updated 21 Jun 2007 , 2:06am by Bull

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momof3jotynjake Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 9:36pm
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I would like to put simply syrup on my cakes that i have baked. do i put this on now? or when i take them out of the freezer?

also, should i crumb coat before putting it in the freezer or after?

thank you!!

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JoAnnB Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 9:52pm
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I think you will have the best results, freezing the plain layers, well wrapped.

Thaw them and then see about the syrup. Freezing and thawing that additional liquid/moisture, may encourage it to soak the bottom of the layer. Then, after the syrup, the crumb coat and icing.

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miriel Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 10:15pm
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I would do the syrup and crumbcoat after thawing the cake when you are ready to layer and assemble the cake.

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ShirleyW Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 11:05pm
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And I do it before freezing. I cut the tops off my cooled cakes to level, brush the cut surface with simple syrup, enough to moisten, not soaking wet. Wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze. When I thaw I remove the plastic wrap first.

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Bull Posted 21 Jun 2007 , 2:06am
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Do you put simple syrup on most of your layer cakes? Do you use equal amounts of sugar and water? How much do you brush on the layers? Thanks, Bull

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