Avoiding A Simple Syrup Mess

Baking By Christinekk Updated 18 Oct 2019 , 9:46pm by MBalaska

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Christinekk Posted 18 Oct 2019 , 7:22pm
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Any tips on using simple syrup bottles or instrument suggestions to avoid sticky trays and waste of the syrup? We have a large scale cupcake shop but the cupcakes are getting sticky around the wrappers and we like to really get a good amount of syrup on the cupcakes so brushing and spraying isn’t the approach we like to use...

also on the same topic besides a cake leveler which is too big and a serrated knife if we have to shave off tops of over 700 cupcakes a day how do you recommend the fastest and best route to shaving the top to get to the spongy layer of cake is? The knife seems to take hours..  

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Oct 2019 , 8:11pm
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what about using an idea from a meat tenderizer -- some meat tenderizers are made up of a lot of nail type pokers that you can squish onto the meat/cake or whatever --  https://www.webstaurantstore.com/48-blade-meat-tenderizer/80890010.html

or you could rig something up to the size of your cupcake pans -- pound some food safe nails in round formations on some kind of board you can press into the top of the cupcakes -- can zap a ton of them at once -- place as many across as the size of your pans so it won't be too unwieldy -- would speed things up -- but would have to avoid the build up of cake goo too -- 


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MBalaska Posted 18 Oct 2019 , 9:46pm
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after watching a few professional bakers on tv apply a simply syrup wash of about 200 or more cupcakes at a time, I decided to try their method. It's works well on my 2 dozen cuppies with a small bowl and a small silicone pastry brush.  dip the silicone brush into the bowl of simple syrup & brush on to the tops of the cupcakes.

like this baker does:  https://iambaker.net/red-velvet-mousse-with-raspberry-vanilla-cupcakes/

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