Bake 8” round cake layers from R&H® Specialty Sponge Cake as directed on bag. Cool. Whip Vanilla VelveTop™ as directed. Mix Dulce de Leche into the VelveTop™ to color and flavor the icing to taste. Place one cake layer on cake drum (finished cake will be heavy, so drum is recommended over board). Pipe a border of icing around the edge of the cake. Pour tres leches milk mixture over layer, soaking completely. Cake will hold its weight in milk. After soaked, pipe a layer of dulce de leche over top of layer. Add second layer and again pipe border and soak cake. Ice the entire cake. Use icing comb to pull lined designs in the side. Use star tip to create shell border of dulce de leche. Decorate top of the cake as desired.
Each year from September 15th to October 15th, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and recognize their contributions to the United States. September 15th was chosen as the start date because it’s the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico also celebrates its independence day on September 16th. We encourage you to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by incorporating authentic Hispanic baked goods in your offerings and by marketing Hispanic holidays in your local area. Another upcoming Hispanic Holiday is Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead),a festival spread over several days (October 30th-November 2nd). Here is one tasty treat to get you started. Sweet milk caramel, “Dulce de Leche” turns this “tres” leches cake into an indulgent “cuatro” leches cake.