Originally Posted by Kaytecake
Originally Posted by playingwithsugar
Try simple syrup and your choice of extract, cooked down to a thick syrup.
Hi Theresa- what is the thick, flavored syrup used for?
Sorry, but this is the first notice I got of posts to this question.
Simple syrup can be used for lots of things, but it's primary use in cake decorating is to moisten sponge cakes, the way some people use Torani syrups. It can be flavored with extracts or liqueurs, or instant coffee, to give more flavor to the cake.
It's made with 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water - bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar is completely melted.