Jack Daniel's Cake - Help?

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Panda_Bear Posted 23 Sep 2015 , 3:17am
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Hey everyone,

Now I've gone through a handful of previous conversations about Jack Daniel's in cakes but I keep seeng different answers.

I want to make a Jack Daniel's chocolate cake for my boyfriend's 21st, and I plan to shape it into a ute.

What's a good recipe that someone else has tried and had success with, with Jack Daniel's in it? 

Or can I add Jack Daniel's to a ganache or buttercream without it ruining my fondant?

Any tips or tricks on getting that ute (God help me his favourite car is a HSV E3 Maloo) shape? 

Thanks in advance for your help! bowtie.png

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costumeczar Posted 23 Sep 2015 , 12:09pm
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You can add it to the icings and it won't make a difference to the fondant. If you add it to the batter you'll have to adjust the other liquids. If there's water in the recipe you can just use it instead of the water. It might change the texture a little but nothing to worry about.

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Sep 2015 , 12:35pm
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if you want the flavor in the cake itself i'd recommend a simple syrup 'splash' when assembling the layers just squirt/brush on flavored simple syrup -- i use about a 4-1 or 3-1 ratio of ss to jd -- just make it to your taste -- this way i'd say you get all your bang for your jd buck -- baking it in there can lose the flavor sometimes

and of course ss is sugar + water boiled till sugar dissolves -- i use equal parts sugar & water

oh and the ute (had to look that up :) just stack the cake as high as the bed of the truck then when you carve away for the front end stick that on top for the cab 

make a template of the side profile, of an aerial view if you can get it and front and rear views of the vehicle -- I scour images online and you can even go to the car dealership and get pictures  -- blow them up to the size you need and away you go

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craftybanana2 Posted 23 Sep 2015 , 6:26pm
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I've used Jack Daniels spiced rum in icing, just added it in place of my vanilla flavoring. Came out fine. Most extracts are alcohol based anyways.

Edit: get an edible image of the car he likes and stick that on the cake, easy peasy!

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Panda_Bear Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 3:11am
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@costumeczar  Can I add it to any type of icing? 

@-K8memphis  So I could essesntially 'paint' the Jack Daniek's taste onto my cake with the simple syrup? 

Should I use it in combination with an icing or is that too much? 

I don't think I'l try and bake the Jack Daniel's into the cake anymore, maybe just do a simple chocolate cake and smother it in Jack's.  heart_eyes.png

Thanks heaps for all the tips too guys. blush.png

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:07pm
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yes exactly right -- paint it on -- where you need to be careful is that you don't want any hot spots from the alcohol -- it's not pleasant in a cake -- so there's a balance there kwim -- if you want a hearty jd flavor bang then go for it in the icing and the ss -- 

sounds wonderful -- best to you

would love to see a picture -- no pressure though 


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