I’m lazy. No, I guess that’s not true. I can work my behind off if it’s something I want to do. Or something I think is worthwhile. But, if there is a way to do something quicker, easier AND better…I’m not stupid. Lazy. Not stupid. These Petit Fours are too darn smart. Just plain brilliant if you ask me. A must-know kind of thing. That thing that makes you feel like Martha Stewart with the skills of Paris Hilton. Love that feeling!
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Why overthink something that can be simple?
These little squares of petit four goodness are simple to make and taste delicious…perfect for parties! Or…just plain eating!
- Angel food or pound cake
- candy coating (I used Candyquik)
Decorations if you like; I used colored sugar, icing, and mini cupcake liners I had on hand.
To Make Petit Fours:
- Cut the cake into squares.
- Melt the candy coating (it even comes in a microwaveable container…fool-proof!)
- Dip the squares in candy coating. Set on wire cooling rack to drip off.
- Decorate (tip: put colored sugar on while warm, put icing on while cool )
Waiting to go for a dip. Yum!
Many kinds of cakes can be used for this treat. Pound cake is another great option because of its dense texture!
How to ice petit fours the easy way:
With almond bark or melted chocolate!! Give them a dip in melted chocolate and set them on a rack to drip and dry.
Tip: freeze the cake squares right before dipping to help keep the chocolate coating smooth.
I made a temporary dripping rack by poking the ends of wooden skewers into a foil box and setting the other ends on a kitchen utensil. You could try to drip off as much chocolate, as possible before setting the cakes down on foil, if you don’t have a way to drip them off. Then simply cut the chocolate dripping off the cake edges.
Yes, it really is that easy. Yes, these are tasty and perfect for tea parties, weddings, Mother’s Day dinners (ahem!), and lots and lots!! Pin these petit fours for later…you’ll use them! Mmmm…these are making me hungry!
- other topping ideas… candied fruit, sprigs of herbs, and shaved chocolate!
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We have this theory…great food can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. You decide!