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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine Petit Fours

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Valentine Petit Fours.
Despite the fancy french name, they are really only tiny little cakes that are dressed up for a party.
You are really going to love how easy this is...and it`s a great project to make with children.
It is that easy.
And in case you have never heard of this dessert before, petit fours are traditionally small confections served for dessert.
Petit Four literally means ``small oven`` and petit fours can not only be cakes, but pastries, biscuits, cheesecakes and any other confection...but they are always small or ``petit``.

Valentine Petit Fours

Ingredients:
Pound cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
1-2 cups Icing sugar
Food colouring or tint for icing
A few tablespoons of water.
Valentine`s sprinkles.

Directions:
1. Make icing. Mix together approx. 2 cups of icing sugar with a few tablespoons of water with a whisk  to make a thin consistency. The icing should be thin enough so that it can be poured over cakes, or cakes can be dipped into.

2. Put a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet. Place cubes of cake on the cooling rack. This will allow for the extra icing from the cakes to drip into the cookie sheet instead of the counter.

3. Although the traditional method is pouring icing over the cakes, I prefer dipping the cubes into the icing. I find there is less waste this way. Put each cube on a skewer and dip into icing until fully coated. You can also use a spoon  to help spread the icing over the cake. Place cake cube on cooling rack on cookie sheet. Sprinkle on some love...Valentine's sprinkles.


{After the first few cubes are done, if you find that the icing is too thin and is running off the cakes entirely, it is okay to add more icing sugar to the mixture to make it a little thicker. You can also re-dip the first few cubes if necessary.}

5. Let petit fours dry for an hour or until icing is set.

To serve, you can place them in mini-cupcake liners.
These would be a great addition to any little party...and perfect for small children because they are a perfect size for small hands and appetites.
You can find more easy Valentine's Day treats here, here and here.

To see some other fun desserts made with pound cake:
And have a peek at these fun boards on Pinterest:
Thank you so much for visiting!
xo

This post is linked to:
Tip Me Tuesday, Inspire Me Please, Tatertots and Jello, Block Party, Monday Funday,The Party Bunch
Time To Sparkle,

47 comments:

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Those are so pretty. I never knew what the four meant so I'm glad to know.

Jackie said...

What a fab idea!

Nancy said...

These look so fancy but simple to make at the same time, great idea.

Cindy said...

Those look fun and so very festive!

K Coake said...

They look so cute! They also look so easy to make...love that!
KC

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Som pretty and looks yummy. My link party is going on now over at memoriesbythemile.com
Hope to see you there.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So beautiful!

The 2 Seasons said...

These look tasty and I think they are the perfect size. I always want something sweet that is just a bite. This would hit the spot. But are they like chips when you can't eat just one?

JeniV said...

These are so cute and dainty! I love them!

Rustown Mom said...

These are adorable!

the cape on the corner said...

petit fours are my most favorite dessert! looove them, and these are too pretty to eat. well. not really.

Sara said...

Those look so beautiful and delicious! Petit fours are a favorite treat my mom and I love to share together. I remember eating them with her when I was little.

Thanks for sharing on the Frugal Crafty Home blog hop.

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Robyn said...

Oh I love this idea! I think I will make some of these for my husband and my neighbors. Thank you! :)

Melissa C said...

Such cute cakes dressed up for a party! ;)

LilyWhite said...

How cute!! They look very yummy as well!! Great picture and project! Thanks so much for linking up to our blog hop!

http://www.lilywhite-designs.com

xoxo, Jordan.

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

Those are so pretty, they look to good to eat!! I'm hosting a Valentine Craft Party and would love for you to link up your Valentine crafts and recipes!!

Just follow the link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentine-showoff-party.html

{hugs}
Marti

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

These are soo cute Angie!! And perfect timing for me to see. My hubby has been buying pound cake every time he goes to the store lately. Now I can make up some extra special looking treats! Thanks for sharing. =)

~ Catie

Charisa said...

These are so sweet!

Sue said...

So pretty!

Brenda said...

These are almost too cute to eat ... almost! ;) Pinning, thanks for sharing!

Your Newest GFC Follower :),
Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

these are darling. I hope you will add this and any other posts you're proud of to my link party!

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Those are so cute - and look so good!

Laura @ Make Life Lovely said...

These are too cute! They look pretty easy to make, I think I'll give them a try! Thanks for the directions!

Liz said...

Great idea! Going to make them for Valentine's Day for sure. Thanks for sharing! Liz

Miss Kitty said...

These are so expensive to buy at the bakery but I have never been able to "master" them at home. I'm not much of a baker but what is "icing sugar"....does it go by another name? Your photography of this treat is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I saw your post as it was featured at "The 36th Avenue".

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

My mom use to make petit fours when I was little for special birthdays Yours are so pretty!'
I'd love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party
http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-3/

Patricia Hinkel said...

Very pretty petite fours. Thank you for sharing.
Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron

Angela said...

Cute, I love these and grew up on them me being British :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What an awesome recipe! I love how easy it is!

Countrified Hicks said...

Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this there!
http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

Jenny @ BirdsAndSoap said...

You make these look so easy! They are adorable. I'm stopping by from My 1929 Charmer's linky party.

Rita said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome said...

Super cute and yummy treat idea for Valentine's Day! I love how colorful they are and they're just so sweet with the sprinkles and cute little holders. ♥

Dixie n Dottie said...

What a great and lovely idea! So cute! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

These are so stinkin' cute!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Petit = no guilt? Even if I eat all four, they are too lovely to have calories :)

Cheryl Kirkness said...

Seems like such a delicious yet simple dessert that's perfect for the kids to help with! Thanks for sharing!

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tomorrow morning!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #61!

Seaweed and Raine said...

So Cute! I have some Petit Fours tins that I have never used... I think you just inspired me to dig them out and do something with them! :) Loving this idea.

Jocelyn said...

I love how easy these are to make. For some reason I always thought they were harder than they are. Love the bright pink and sprinkles on yours!

חתולי8 said...

Thank you Angie, it is so cute!
Lior :)

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

These look awesome and SOOOO yummy! I used to love petit fours, but haven't had them in so SO long... I might have to make these to satisfy the craving! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

These are so pretty! Would love for you to share them at my link party! http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/Sharing%20Time%20Linky

Brooke said...

So, so adorable! I have all boys, so Valentine's Day is the only time EVER I can kind of get them to go with the whole pink thing. Can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing!

Brooke said...

So, so adorable! I have all boys, so Valentine's Day is the only time EVER I can kind of get them to go with the whole pink thing. Can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

These look so yummy and pretty :)
Cindy@Diybeautify

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