Hi everyone :)
I have a customer who would like a 2-tier naked cake but would like different flavors. I'm a hobby baker so I typically do my naked cakes with vanilla cake using the WASC recipe. She'd like the cake to be white/vanilla visually but the cake to be a different flavor than vanilla. Does anyone have any suggestions on what flavors I can do that would keep the cake the same color as a vanilla WASC cake?
I used a grand marnier simple syrup splash in my white cake — there are so many different flavors to chose from at the liquor store —
are you familiar with using a splash?
That's interesting.....I've never heard of a 'splash' before. Would love to learn more about this!
it's easy peasy -- make simple syrup by boiling equal parts granulated sugar and water until it turns clear -- remove from heat -- carefully add a liquor -- I think I would use about one part liquor to three parts simple syrup if memory serves --
but you can look up a recipe or just add the liquor to taste --
then as I assembled the tiers I brushed or squirted on the simple syrup -- squirted on not with a sprayer but like from a bottle with a nozzle --
and you need to test it because you don't want to use too much and make a hot spot with the alcohol you just want to create this magic between the sugary cake and the enhanced flavor -- a tart filling goes very well with this --
and for what it's worth remember vanilla is an alcohol based 'flavor' you're just stepping up the game --
to give you an idea of how much to use --
^^^ this is how much I used ^^^
the grand marnier doesn't show up when it's served
For white cake, my favorte flavor is a combination of vanilla and almond, leaning a little more to almond.