Tres Leche Frosting????

Decorating By elipsis Updated 22 May 2008 , 3:08am by imartsy

elipsis Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:13pm
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?What do you use for toping/decorating your three milk cake?

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tyty Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:19pm
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I use whipped cream and strawberries.

arosstx Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:20pm
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I have been wanting to know that as well. My daughter is coming to visit next month and wants a Tres Leches cake and I haven't a clue what (if any) icing to use! I've never even had it before, but have heard it's to die for!

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sisita Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:32pm
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I am use as frosting a blend of heavy whipped cream with Wilton buttercream (just a little, as a cup or two), .. First I beat the heavy whipping cream, and then I do the buttercream, and then blend together.... That is my recipe, I can frost the cake, and I can do little flowers, borders shell, ...

nmartin7 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 3:32pm
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I have a very dear friend who says this is what goes best with Tres Leches. I have not made this but I hope it helps you in some way.

elipsis Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:12pm
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Thank you all.....I've been struggling with this for some time now. I've been everywhere and tried everything except for the right one!!! They are always too sweet! icon_cry.gif
The one place will not tell me what they use...! I am looking for something that is probably very processed, I'm sure! I probably would be better off that way because I see people set the cake on the table tell ready to serve icon_eek.gif

Again, Thank you all very much!

2winboyz Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:25pm
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I have tried this recipe a few times and got great reviews from friends and family. It uses whipped cream. Although I cut the sugar in the topping by half (1/2 c) b/c it could get too sweet.

sugarfancy Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:44pm
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This is the frosting that I use for my tres leches. It's always been a hit with my family.

Tres Leches Frosting

4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar

Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar in a large bowl until they form stiff peaks. Set aside. In a separate pan, mix the water, sugar, and corn syrup. Cook over a high heat, stirring constantly until a candy thermometer reads 230°F. Remove from heat. While beating the egg whites with an electric mixer, immediately pour the hot syrup into the egg whites; continue beating for about five minutes. Let frosting cool in refrigerator. With a wet spatula, spread a thick layer of the frosting on the cake.

Smckchat Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:49pm
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Ok, I've never had this cake let alone heard of it, but I just looked at the recipes, I think I'll be making this really soon. Sounds so yummy!

megal80 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:52pm
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I use dream whip or pastry pride if I can get it, and strawberries! That is how we did it at the bakery I worked at! I love the tres leche cake recipe on this site! It's a big hit with my family!

becky27 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:54pm
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you know whenever we "buy" a tres leche cake...the frosting always taste like marshmellows to me....not a hard core taste but a very light marshmellowee taste....i am surprised that none of these receipes has marshmellow in them.....but thanks to all for sharing the receipes i can't wait to try them!!!!!!

Solecito Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 5:28pm
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whipped cream is the way to go, you can use a non dairy kind like cool whip or rich's bettercream

megal80 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 5:32pm
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I forgot to mention I mix fresh stawberries with some strawberry jam (or strawberry danish dessert) if I am slicing them they don't get nasty looking!

jarjam1026 Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 5:39pm
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I always use coolwhip w/white chocolate pudding mix. and finish off with fresh strawberrys. mmmmm so good

arosstx Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 6:10pm
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This is so great! I wondered if the icing was light and fluffy, sounds like it is. AND it sounds really I wish I had some in front of me right now.... icon_lol.gif

elipsis Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 9:00pm
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I went back to the bakery and peeked icon_biggrin.gif they had westco buckets all over so I googled it......Bakemark aka westco aka Brill (sp) YA!!!!! I think I got it!

anku Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 9:27pm
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Can I use cool whip with vanilla pudding instead of white choclate( since we don 't get this flavor here) and get the same result? Will it taste good with tres leches cake???


elipsis Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 3:13am
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I think you only issue was everyone was telling me mine was too sweet. With the cake being so sweet you don't need the frosting to be sweet at all. I'm finding that using whipped cream is just enough with maybe one tbl spoon of sugar. Again it all depends on your taste.

Happy Fall Baking!

imartsy Posted 17 May 2008 , 3:20am
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I looked at that creme chantilly recipe - I saw on another thread that someone used that. I'm wondering about it - it said "vanilla sugar"? And I have no idea how much 50 cl of whole cream is.... 50 cl? I have a scale, but I'm not sure what that translates to...

I was going to try a whipped cream frosting - but it might have to sit out at a wedding reception for awhile.... is that bad? Should I try something else? I've never made a whipped cream frosting before...

imartsy Posted 17 May 2008 , 4:36pm
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LaSombra Posted 18 May 2008 , 6:11am
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MessiET Posted 19 May 2008 , 12:04pm
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I have always used a traditional 7 minute frosting for my 3 leches cake.

imartsy Posted 22 May 2008 , 3:08am
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Okay I ended up making "perfect whipped cream" from the cake bible - it was good. I also frosted the cake with dulce de leche and then put the whipped cream over top of that....

PROBLEM: What do you do about the milk "puddle" around the cake? I don't know how to put that on a board...

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