Petit fours are really just mini sugar canvases. They’re so dainty and delicate and I love how they look. These little layered cakes are often filled with buttercream or a berry filling and are covered in fondant. A friend, who is an amazing cake decorator, recently hosted a baby shower that I attended. For dessert she served beautiful petit fours. I was in awe and assumed she had made them. She later told me that she ordered them because creating these little gems is time intensive. She’s a mom of three which means time is a precious commodity.
Well, leave it to Family Fun to come up with a quick and easy way to create these delicate cakes. Now this I knew I could handle. Their secret shortcut calls for a premade pound cake. Die hard petit four fans may say this has gone way too far and is not worthy enough to be given “Petit Four” status. Go with me on this… if you want to make them yourself, take the shortcut like I did. If you want the “real” thing, buy them from a bakery. These are perfect for a little one’s tea party, a shower, or as appetizer desserts (which I am a huge fan of)! C’est magnifique!
Easy Petit Fours
9 cups powedered sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
½ to ¾ cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
Decorations such as sprinkles, colored sugar, or candy flowers