Recipe by Lisa Jaworski. These Petit Fours are so easy-to-make and very delicious! Perfect for your
afternoon tea party or a quick dessert fix. Check out Lisa's
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Simple Petit Fours
Afternoon Tea and High Tea,
Yields: 20 to 24 petit fours
Prep time: 30 min
1 (16-ounce) frozen Sara LeeŽ Pound Cake*
1 jar raspberry jam
2 cans Vanilla Frosting
Cake frosting paste (your choice)
Wilton Pearlized Pink Sugar Pearls (see photo on right)
* Available in the frozen section of your local grocery store.
Using a sharp knife, slice the pound cake horizontally into three (3) layers.
Spread raspberry jam over the top of two (2) layers only; placing
one layer on top of the other layer. Then place the 3rd layer on top and cut the cake into
approximately 1-inch squares; set aside.
Heat one (1) can of vanilla frosting in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds (it
should look like the consistency of heavy cream); remove from microwave and stir. Stir in small amount of food coloring paste,
of your choice, to make a pastel color. NOTE: I use a toothpick to
pick up a small amount of paste and add it to the frosting. Use a fresh toothpick each time you need more paste because you don't want frosting
in your paste. The liquid-type food coloring will dilute your frosting and that's why I use
the paste. Repeat with the second can of frosting, using a different food coloring paste of your choice. NOTE: You may need to reheat your
frosting to keep it at spreading consistency as the fat content of the frosting causes it to thicken fast.
cookie sheet or the bowl, hold each petit four on top of a large fork
and drizzle the warm frosting over it to completely cover. Place on a
drying rack and top with three (3) small Pink Sugar Balls or decor of your choice.
Set aside to let dry and the frosting to harden.
Place in pretty cupcake cups and store in refrigerator until
ready to serve.
Makes approximately 20 to 24 petit fours.