Monday, April 27

Petits Fours Junction

Welcome to another edition of Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. It has been great having new people join in, every week. We are getting a good grouping of recipes. If you are new to the carnival, let me catch you up. My sister, Lisa, and I co-host this blog carnival. We invite you to share a recipe, kitchen/ cooking tip, great food find, anything foodie. Write about it on your site, make sure you mention TMTT and link back to Mr. Linky on Lisa's site.

I found this super easy and adorable recipe for Petits Fours. I'm thinking we may be making these for a baby shower soon for my friend Becky. Please be praying for her. She is waiting any minute for the call that the baby "growing in her heart" is ready to come home to her new forever family! Becky is so excited and anxious. If you or anyone you know has adopted a child you know the anxiety it can bring. Please be praying for all involved.

Now, on to the fun!!!! This recipe comes from the
May 20
09 issue of Family Fun Magazine. Are those the cutest little things you have ever seen? I love the idea of making these with my daughter.

Pastel Petits Fours


1 (16-ounce) pound cake
9 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Liquid food coloring
Decorations, such as sprinkles, colored sugar, and candy flowers


1. Cut the entire cake into 1-inch-thick slices. Then use 1-inch-wide cookie cutters or a knife to cut round, square, and diamond shapes from each slice. Place the cake pieces on a wire rack set on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the powdered sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 cup water, and vanilla and almond extracts until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes. As the icing cools, it may start to stiffen; if so, stir in a spoonful of water to keep the icing smooth and flowing. Divide the icing equally between two or three small bowls. Stir food coloring, a drop at a time, into each bowl until the icing is the desired shade.

3. Working with one piece of cake at a time, spoon on the icing to cover it completely, then add sprinkles, colored sugar, or a candy flower before the icing sets. Let the cakes stand, uncovered, until the icing is dry, about 30 minutes. Store them in an airtight container for up to three days. Makes about 30 cakes.

You can find this recipe online at the Family Fun website along with all sorts of wonderful goodies and crafts!


Deanna said...

Oh petit fors! How I love you!

Snow White said...

how fun!

I'm going to try your sleezy chicken this week... can't wait!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum. I love the idea of the almond extract!

Kara said...

Those are so cute! Love the pretty pastel colors.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love this idea. These are so cute!

Pami said...

they are so cute and I always wanted to know how to make them can't wait to try, thansk

Brenda said...

I've never made these before but you make them look easy!

Lisa said...

Oh, how pretty and perfect for a tea party, those would be.

Megan said...

Very cute. Family Fun always has such great ideas!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those look so adorable! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog to check out the Kentucky Derby cupcakes. I hope you have a chance to add them to your Derby food.

Sherry said...

These look very pretty, and for a special event, but look simple to make. thanks for sharing the recipe.

~LL~ said...

These are totally cute. I might have to try those. I am wanting to get to where I can decorate as well as cook ;) This might be a good "first go."

Kristen said...

I love petits fours but have never quite gotten the hang of them... thanks for the icing recipe. I will be sure to try it!

Allison said...

How cute!! That is a great recipe for a baby shower...what a wonderful idea! We have several coming up at church-I think I'll have to give them a try. Hopefully they are as easy as they sound. Thanks for sharing!

Mocha with Linda said...

Petit fours are such a foo-foo dessert!!

Thanks for stopping by. And you're making a very wise choice to put your daughter before blogging!! :-)