Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Petit Fours

These petit fours for Valentines Day are so much fun and
so easy to make.
This is one of those recipes that is perfect for the kids
to help with as you can use ready made ingredients
and they are pretty much fool proof.

All you need is:

1-2 packages Sara Lee Pound Cake
(in the freezer section)
Betty Crocker ready made frosting

Slice the pound cake into thin layers
and frost one side with desired frosting
and sandwich them together.

Using a small cookie cutter, cut the sandwiched
cake into desired shape.

I got two out of each "sandwich"
I love the Sara Lee because it cuts so cleanly
and there is very little crumb.

Place the sandwiched cake on a cooling rack with a
piece of parchment paper or waxed paper underneath.

Spoon about a cup or half of the can of frosting
into a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in the microwave
for about 15-20 seconds or until soft.  Stir
trying to not add air bubbles.  Spoon over the cakes
trying to cover all sides.  Use the spoon to fill
in any gaps.

The excess frosting can be scraped back into the bowl and
reheated.  You don't want to put the whole can in at
once because it does get a little stiff the more you microwave
it.  Let the frosting cool slightly so that your decorations
don't slide right off.  You want it slightly tacky when you
apply any candy decor.

Use a sharp knife to loosen the petit fours from the
cooling rack after the frosting has comletely dried.

Each pound cake will make about 12 petit fours if
you sandwich them, depending on how thick you
make the layers.

Vary the color of your frosting and the type of candy
and serve up a platter of beautiful treats.

Too easy and too fun.

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  1. I have such a weakness for petit fours. These look too cute and delicious :)

  2. How pretty these are! I bet they're tasty too.

  3. Love these, they are adorable! I bet pretty tasty too. SO easy. Thanks. XO, Pinky

  4. Bravo! Thanks for sharing the process. Cherry Kay

  5. Why go the complicated route when you can do this?! I love easy fun ideas...love this! ;D

  6. Too cute - thanks for sharing!!

  7. I LOVE these..and yours are so adorable..to me they are the tops in pretty w/ macarons.

    Thank you..
    You did a super super job..
    It's not a job though..How can I say it?

    Ils sont follement beaux!There that sums it up!

  8. I've loved petit fours since I was a little girl (that was a LONG time ago!) and your method is so simple and just as pretty as the ones you see in the gourmet catalogs.
    Thank you, Jacqueline, I'm making some tonight.
    Can I put a link to this in my blog post? I think my followers would love to see this.

  9. oh my gosh, what a fun treat! and how easy! anne

  10. Bookmarked! Can't wait to make these!

  11. Looks like a cute project! This is the second time today I've heard about microwaving the icing, looks like it covers nicely:@)

  12. These are beautiful. I finally found something I could make. hehehe

  13. Completely adorable - and honestly, I find it's really hard to beat a Sara Lee pound cake!


  14. Jacqueline, thank you for sharing this clever idea. I'm a fan of pretty petit fours. I'll be using this tip! These look darling.

  15. These are so cute! I never really knew how they were made. I bet they are delicious!


  16. What a great little trick. Good for Valentine's Day AND Baby Shower's AND Mother's Day, etc. etc.

  17. Wonderful idea! So cute for many special occasions!

  18. Hi Jacqueline, These are adorable, and they look very easy too. Thanks for the inspiration - these will be awesome for Valentine's Day!
    Blessings, Beth

  19. They are so pretty! What an easy way to create a lovely looking treat.

  20. LOVE these!!! Added this link to Pinterest!

  21. These are the cutest things ever. Love it!! So making these for Valentine's Day. xo

  22. They are darling! Kids and adults alike would love them!

  23. Gonna make some of these with my grandson... he loves to get in the kitchen and cook...mostly with his papa, but...he and I can create some fun little goodies for holidays. thanks for the sharing... xoso Sandy

  24. These are just adorable! And you make it look so easy! You always have the cutest creations! Thanks for sharing!!

  25. They look so perfect and professional. I am sure I would want such treats for that special day! You have a very beautiful collection of recipes here!

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  27. These are quick to pull together and I would never have thought to use canned frosting.

  28. So pretty and perfect for Valentine's day!

  29. How cute are these??!! Perfect, as you said, for little ones to help (and eat!).

  30. Petit Four Perfection~ What sweet little cakes! I'm pinning this tutorial for Valentine's Day ♥

  31. These are easy and pretty too! What more you ask for. Great recipe. Pat

  32. I am in LOOOOOVE with these!!! Pinning now and I am so excited I feel a very strong need to throw a V-Day party just so I can make these.

  33. Petit fours are treasured little confection from my childhood. When my mother would have bridge club, I insisted on wearing her yellow chiffon apron and "serving" the petit fours. I thought I was the finest hostess in the world. :~)

    These look wonderful and easy to put together for tea or as a special little Valentine's surprise. Newly following from Foodie Friday. Thanks so much for sharing these!

  34. Fantastic idea! They are so pretty and look as though they took hours to make. Thanks so much!


  35. Love these petit fours!!! They look so simple to make yet so delicate. I love the intricate look they have to them. Once again you have shown your true ability: cooking!
    best wishes,

  36. THese are so pretty! I love your special touch in decorating them in different designs on top!

  37. I never thought of heating the icing...brilliant!

  38. Wish you would pin this one. Would love to find it again on Pinterest. Nice easy and very pretty.

  39. These are so cute that I am going to attempt them this weekend. For the ready made frosting do you recommend butter cream or cream cheese?

  40. Should I use butter cream or cream cheese frosting for best results?

  41. These are so cute that I am going to attempt them this weekend. For the ready made frosting do you recommend butter cream or cream cheese?

  42. What flavor frosting is best to put on these? Cream cheese or vanilla? Do you color it pink?

  43. What flavor frosting did you use. Do you color the pink frosting? I am making these today! They are so cute!!


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