Whether To Use Whipping Cream Or Butter Icing To Decorate Tres Leches Cake!!

Decorating By Samolina Updated 19 Mar 2013 , 5:03am by Samolina

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Samolina Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 10:30pm
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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:


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!

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AnnieCahill Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 11:58pm
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AAre 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.

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Rodriguez-km Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:15am
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I totally agree with AnnieCahill. Whipped cream is traditional, it also helps settle the sweetness of the tres leches.

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Lilriv Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 12:32am
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AA 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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Samolina Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 5:03am
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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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