Originally Posted by kakeladi
........wrap saran wrap tightly around the exposed cake, and leave it on until the last possible minute, then spritz with a soaking syrup.........
How many of us are at a reception to do this ^^? Usually many of us have more than one delivery per day and cannot be there.
I turned down severl request - talked others into covering them w/a thin coat of piping gel.
I meant delivery time, not serving time. I'm often delivering 4 or 5 cakes on a Saturday, I'm not there to serve cake. I just leave it wrapped until it's delivered and set up, then either brush or spray on the syrup, depending on the design.
I'll time it out so that delivery is as close to reception start time as possible, and won't take the order if it has to sit out all day, it's something I obviously take into consideration when I plan my schedule.
I make my syrups very thick, and apply them warm, once cooled the texture is comparable to piping gel.