Consistencies of Simple Syrups

There are three types of consistencies for the simple syrup.

 

 

Light

This consists of a higher ratio of water to sugar. This consistency is best for sponge type cakes such as the Gypsy Arm, Napolian, or cakes that are to be consumed immediately.

 

Ex:

1/2 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Extract

 

Medium

This consists of a 50/50 ratio of water to sugar. This consistency is best for all cake types. It is the most common type of consistency.

 

Ex:

1 3/4 Cup Water

1 3/4 Cup Sugar

3 Tablespoons of Extract

 

 

Heavy

This consists of a higher ratio of sugar to water. This consistency is best for cakes that are going to be frozen over a long period of time.

 

Ex:

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Water

1 Tablespoon of Extract

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