Yo's Simple Syrup

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If you’ve seen just ONE episode of How To Cake It, you’ve seen me use simple syrup.  I spray this magic sauce on every single one of my cakes to keep them moist throughout the assembly, decoration and refrigeration process! This is especially important when you're making complex, decorative novelty cakes as they often take several days to carve, apply fondant, and decorate. I'll show you just how to make simple syrup - it is true to it's name and very simple!  

Hands down, one of my favourite kitchen tools is the squeeze bottle I use for my simple syrup. If you'd like to have one of your very own, you can purchase it HERE!


Are you ready for the SIMPLEST recipe EVER? Here we go!

Let's Make Simple Syrup!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar


Simple Syrup Squeeze bottle - http://bit.ly/SimpleSyrupSqueezeBottle

It’s called SIMPLE syrup for a reason. Simply boil sugar in water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool completely before using.  

Soak your cakes in simple syrup before you stack them, so that it doesn't drip down the sides. Also allow the simple syrup to soak in fully before moving forward with buttercream or decoration. Can you use too much?  Of course - don't go nuts. Be sure to check out my How To Cake It vids to see me in action using this awesome sauce.  



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How To Make Root Beer Simple Syrup

When your simple syrup is completely cool, stir in ½ cup of root beer. I did this in my Root Beer Chocolate Movie Night Cake. It was so, so delicious.



How To Make Coffee Simple Syrup

When simple syrup is completely cool, stir in ½ cup of concentrated coffee. To make a concentrated coffee, simply place some instant coffee in a jar and pour in a little bit of boiling water. Close the jar, and shake it up really well (feel free to put on some Taylor Swift while you shake) until you see the granules dissolve. Remove the lid and let the mixture cool completely. I did this in my Tim Horton's Cup Cake. It's getting harder to convenience myself that coffee belongs anywhere but cake.


That's it!  Use this truly simple syrup recipe on my chocolate cake, vanilla cake, and any cake your heart desires when you are wanting to keep them moist and delicious.  One batch should last you for quite a few cakes, just keep it in the fridge! 

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    Also please can you do a galaxy converse high top cake? I think it will look amazing and I really want to do one for my sisters birthday in October but I can’t find any measurements or free templates which is making the structuring of the cake sounding really complicated!!! I hope you read this as I am a massive htci fan and I love your baking xxxx

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    Hi Yolanda! Am such a big fan and I loooooove everything you made so far….. My next project is a pillow cake and I want to use your vanilla cake recipe, but I’m not sure of how much cake batter I will need to use. I have Wilton cake pans and they are 6 3/4 by 6 3/4 by 2in, 10 by 10 by 2in and the last one is 13 1/4 by 13 1/4 by in…. Please I need your help with this one

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    Hi!! My mom is alergic to dairy and I want to make her the ultimate cake but I don’t know how without making it with dairy. Can u make a episode on your YouTube channel on how to make a dairy free cake?? I would really appreciate it. Thank you. I love you!!❤️


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  • traveljunkee: August 12, 2016

    Here’s a link to egg size equivalents. http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/EggEquivalent.htm

  • Lakshmi : August 12, 2016

    Hi! I only can get grad C eggs in my nearby stores. So how many eggs I should put if your recipe said 6eggs?and my cakes always tastes hard and dry.. May I know why? If my butters are too soft is it ok? Please help me. I’m a homebaker…

  • Alicja: August 11, 2016

    For all those wondering yo put at the end that u should store the simple syrup in the fridge
    U r fabsome yo i love u and ur cakes ???????

  • traveljunkee: August 05, 2016

    Thanks for all your great recipes and info.

    I usually have to bake my cake several days ahead, let cool, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until I can decorate it. I’m not experienced with Simple Syrup. Do I apply it after its first cooled? or do I wait to apply it until just prior to decorating the cake? Thanks for your help.

  • Jacqueline : August 02, 2016

    Hi Yolanda! Big fan! I was wondering if it’s possible to put a tiny bit of simple syrup on cupcakes? Love you cakes!!!!

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    You are so inspiring and motivating factor

  • Mary: July 26, 2016

    You are so awesome..I love your creations…can you put the pineapple simple syrup and happy belated birthday!!!

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    Happy Birthday I hope you enjoyed your day!!!

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    Your South African fan.

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    Dear Yolanda, people say your the Beyoncé of cake and I think that is true you inspired me that is why I love baking cakes and making designs but that is with your help because you are truly amazing

  • Tita: July 09, 2016

    Hi Yolanda I wanna be like u when i grow up. You’re so cool and funny and awesome. Where do u keep the simple syrup when not using? And another thing I really don’t know nothing about fondant… so do i need to buy it or make it i really don’t know!! please help!!!!! Sent me tips and recipes! Thank u!! You’re the BEST!

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    Dear Yolanda,

    Hope you are doing well?

    Really your videos are inspiring me a lot. I have a lots of words to you, May we kindly contact through phone because I am not daily reading my emails.

    Sultanate of Oman

  • Ritanol: June 25, 2016

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