I have never made the Tres Leches Cake, and have been asked to make on for a small wedding party. The couple had their wedding at Playa de Carmen, in April, and the whole wedding party and guest became sick...it wasn't the swine virus, but something similar to the norwalk...(they were all tested).. They want to kind of redo the celebration...
So the question is/are: is that a cake that can be tiered or stacked?, can you put buttercream, or fondant on it? How firm is that kind of cake...any comments or instructions would be great...
This cake is very milky, I have made it about 4 times and have had trouble decorating it because if it is out to long it starts to leak milk from the bottom. I know you have to keep it in the refrigerator and i have use whipped cream to decorate it and I really dont think you can stack it due to all the liquid you have to add.
This cake is going to be soooo heavy too. I wish you all the best!
From what I have read.....I have not done one.
It is better to cover it in whipped frosting, you can place it on some sort of cake plate that has a bit of a lip so the it won't leak and I have read that someone did it in separate tiers, but I do not know about stacked. I have also read that you can poke holes in the top layer and pour SOME milk mixture in then, when it seeps down to the bottom tier it wont leak out.......Never tried it though.
Hope that helps....
This person posted may 9th. I would check out this post then ask for any info that they can give you. They do Tres Leche wedding cakes.
Please let me know if you do this cake and how it turns out. I really want to try one!
OKAY last one I promise!!! This has a tutorial!!!
Thanks for all the information, I did not get any notifications, so I am just looking at the responses now.....
Yes you can decorate it, if u look in my pictures more of my cakes are 3 leches but I use Pastry Pride to decorate it.and you can stacked too.
The secret to stacking and decorating it believe it or not, you can use fondant of bc just use less milk so it's not to wet so that it doesn't seep out from the bottom. Most people here have said that, and it makes sense. Of course most spanish style tres leches are very wet and taste good, but if at all possible you need to keep it in frig as long as you can.