Simple Syrups

Decorating By novakern Updated 22 May 2013 , 11:23pm by tarttokig

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novakern Posted 22 May 2013 , 10:38pm
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I was reading some old posts about brushing simple syrups on cakes will make it very moist. It mentioned doing this on cakes you're pulling from the freezer. would I do this on a fresh cake? do i do it before icing it? is it ok if i'm using frosting and then fondant?

it mentioned various flavorings...would this be just extracts?

sorry so many questions. thanks

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tarttokig Posted 22 May 2013 , 11:23pm
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AYes, you can do it on fresh cakes as well, and you put it on each layer of cake before icing and filling. As far as flavoring goes; vanilla or nothing is my opinion. If it's chocolate cake you do not need any flavoring since the chocolate will hide the flavor anyway. If you add flavor, I don't think it matters if you use extract or e.g. vanilla bean, the syrup doesn't add that much flavor anyway.

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