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Whether to use whipping cream or butter icing to decorate Tres Leches Cake!!

post #1 of 5
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Hi, I am going to make a 2 layer Tres Leches Cake sheet for one of my friend's 30th birthday.

I want to decorate it in the shape of Beer Mug. I read every where that Tres Leches are topped with Whipping cream and it doesn't taste good with butter icing! Is that True?

Also I found this link:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/white-tres-leches-cake/detail.aspx?scale=16&ismetric=0

Where they have decorated the cake.

Am a bit confused whether the decoration will be with whipping cream or butter icing!!

Also can I use icing color in whipped cream??

 

Please suggest if I can use Butter icing, if so how to preserve the leak?

Also if I can decor with Colored whipping cream?

 

Thanks in Advance!

post #2 of 5
Are you carving the cake into a beer mug shape? If it's flat that might work, but if you are carving it into a 3d mug I doubt that would work. A whipped cream icing is traditional. I wouldn't do a butter buttercream because it's not traditional for a tres leches, and I dont think that would taste right. To my knowledge there is no way to prevent the leaking.
post #3 of 5

I totally agree with AnnieCahill. Whipped cream is traditional, it also helps settle the sweetness of the tres leches.

post #4 of 5
A trueTres Leched Cake is a very moist cake, you have to soak with the mixture of the milks, it will work for a sheet cake but not a 3D cake or any other cake that requires carving. Of you stack it will start "leaking". Also, the traditional icing is the whipped cream icing.HTH.
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Thank You All. Your suggestion will be really helpful. I will be making a sheet Beer mug in flat.
 

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