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.