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Well, I did a search on petit fours for an order over the weekend. I took what everyone said and made my own judgement. They came out better than expected and I am super happy (this being only the second time to make them) with the results. Here is what I did...

The almond pound cake for petit fours recipe from ladycakes.com works PERFECT for squares or any other "cut out" shape. Just go to ladycakes.com and do a search on petit fours. The recipe is the first one. For the round ones I made a white chocolate "doctored" cake and used the mini muffin cups as suggested here.
For the glaze/frosting I used a recipe from a thread here that used 1/2 cup whipping cream to one bag of chocolate candy coating (14oz's). When it all mixed well and was melted I added color and 1/2 tea of almond extract. These were great tasting... not knock you out sweet like some of the poured fondant recipe's. They dried not rock hard, but enough to keep the moisture in and decorate. Hope my test has helped someone out and let me know if you have any questions!!! (sorry the picture is not that great, it was taken from my camera phone cause I forgot to take one at home).
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post #2 of 63
Thanks! I've been wanting to try these but am too nervous!

I really appreciate you sharing the results and process - I just might give them a whirl before my Petit Fours class next month!

They're beautiful and ever so cute!
post #3 of 63
those are so pretty and look just like the ones you would pay big $ for at a fancy store.
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post #4 of 63
they look almost too pretty to eat. (but of course I would icon_lol.gif )
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post #5 of 63
CakePhun,

Those are just amazing! Perfectly decorated little morsels of cakey goodness.

Yum!!!!!!
post #6 of 63
Those look wonderful!
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post #7 of 63
They are so pretty! Is the 1/2 cup whipping cream to one bag of chocolate candy coating all that you use (except for flavoring) to make the icing?
I would love to try making these.
post #8 of 63
Oh, wonderful! Do you have a recipe for that whipping cream icing you are talking about? Or a link to the recipe?

Thanks!
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post #9 of 63
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Wow thanks allot!! Yes, I just used the one glaze/poured icing. I just used my fingers and dipped then set on my wire rack.

Here is what I did for the icing...
I don't have a double boiler, so I put one of my bowls in a sauce pan and put water under to steam. Then I put 1/2 cup whipping cream and 14 oz of white chocolate bark (or you can use candy melts ...1 bag) in and mixed on and off until the chocolate was melted and combined with the cream. Then just mix in a 1/2 -1 teaspoon of whatever flavor. Then start dipping!! thumbs_up.gif

Hope that helps you guys! Let me know if I can answer anything else! The round ones really got praise because I filled them with almond buttercream like you would a twinkie! yum yum!

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post #10 of 63
Thank you for posting the information about the icing. icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 63
These look beautiful and sound delicious! I can't wait to try them...when I have several hours to kill!! icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 63
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No problem CarolinaBelle! I want to see pictures if you guys try some!! must share! heheheheheh
post #13 of 63
Really want to try petit fours,but kind of nervous. What kind of pan did you use for the almond pound cake?
post #14 of 63
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I used a jelly roll pan (I think it was a 11x1icon_cool.gif.Then I used a cookie cutter in the shape of a square to make sure they were all the same exact shape. In the jelly roll pan it only takes about 15-20 min (since it is so thin). Make sure you get the batter really even, so they all come out a comparable width. Some people cut them with a knife, but I wanted to try this way and I really liked the results. Thanks and let me know if you have any more questions icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 63
Your Petit Fours are such cuties!!

You give me inspiration to try my own! icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you for the Instructions!

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