Syrup On Cakes??...

Baking By minniephan Updated 11 Apr 2009 , 6:56am by fondantgrl

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minniephan Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:17am
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ok this might be a very stupid question but icon_redface.gif ... what is the syrup that people use to pour onto their cakes?
i dont really understand what it it that syrup that you put onto pancakes?
or is it totally something different?
and is there lots of kinds of syrups?

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tonedna Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:31am
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Simple syrup is basically made out of sugar and water. Is not panckake syrup...
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preciosa225 Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:34am
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I believe what you are referring to is "Simple Syrup". Simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar heated to just boiling and then cooled. You then brush it onto the cake layers. I've also read that you can add your choice of extracts to this "syrup" in order to add flavor (although some people say that the simple syrup is just to keep the layers moist and doesn't add much flavor to the cake - I am not sure about that because I haven't tried flavoring the simple syrup). HTH

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JanH Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:43am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, minniephan. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked layer cakes:
(Includes popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, fondant and doctored cake mixes [WASC with flavor variations] and SO much more.)

Think what you're asking about is a simple syrup (sugar) wash which is applied to cake layers to increase moistness and enhance keeping qualities.

Everthing you ever wanted to know about making and using simple syrups:

How to Apply Syrup:

How Simple Syrups Add Moisture:

How CC members use simple syrup, opinions:


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minniephan Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:46am
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ohh....thank you sooo much guys.
and here i thought it was the syrup for pancakes icon_redface.gif

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fondantgrl Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:56am
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To save you time and work... I use TORANI ITALIAN SYRUP...
They come in so many flavors... it is fabulous !!!!

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