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Quick Baking Tip

From Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson.
Use Simple Syrup (1 cup sugar and 1 cup water boiled together until the sugar is dissolved) as a coating on a cake before frosting. Will help to keep the cake moist and to add flavor. Probably helps seal in crumbs much as a crumb coating of frosting would. Can also be used to salvage a dry cake. What a great idea! The author suggests flavoring the simple syrup with 1 tsp of vanilla or kahlua, grand marnier, whatever your fancy is.

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