Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tutorial: Cheater Petit Fours

Okay, so have you seen this! This super cheater petit four recipe?! Really it is all over the web. here, and here and now I am adding a tutorial as well.

Yes, you start with these:
Your children will squeal!
Trim them into squares, as the family waits for the bits of snacks.


Get your rolled fondant out (recipe here) Okay, so take my word on this...don't use the store bought fondant, make your own. You will love fondant if you make your own, if you use the store bought fondant you will not be happy!
The biggest part of this tip, don't roll the pieces out like I did. By the time you get to the last square it will be to dry to form around your bitty cake piece.
If you wrap your cake and it crack, don't cry. the warmth of your fingers will make it flexible and you will be able to have a smooth edge.
See, if you have a round of rolled fondant, you can form it over the cake much easier.
The bottoms don't have to be perfect...right?!

Color some fondant green for leaves, and pink and yellow for flowers

To get the tiny flowers to adhere to your fondant topped cakes, just use a little drop of water. Place in mini cupcake liners for presentation.

Are you surprised?! Total cheater, huh?! But big bang presentation!

8 comments:

janet said...

I Love It!!!!!! Will being making these very soon..thanks for sharing ;-)

Karen said...

Very nice!

It's really "working smarter, not harder", rather than cheating, don't you think?

rainydaymichele said...

YUM! They look beautiful and delicious. :)

JHHalloran said...

I know this is an old blog on the Cheater Petit Fours---I am wondering how soon in advance I could make these...
Thanks

The Parson's Wife said...

You can make these a week in advance and wrap in plastic to keep fine. There are no high risk foods involved. Or you could make months in advance and freeze, thaw without plastic wrap on them to prevent condensation... about an hour or two before serving... Bless your day!

The Parson's Wife said...

You can make these a week in advance and wrap in plastic to keep fine. There are no high risk foods involved. Or you could make months in advance and freeze, thaw without plastic wrap on them to prevent condensation... about an hour or two before serving... Bless your day!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just found this on Pinterest and was wondering, could you use a different extract? Would it change anything? My brother is extremely allergic to all nuts.

The Parson's Wife said...

YES!!! USE ANY flavorings you like! one of our favorites is raspberry... any of the liquid candy or regular extracts are fine, OR none at all!