Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Petit Fours

Petit Fours are small decorated tea cakes. The direct translation means "little oven".
I love petit fours. Cute little bite size pieces of edible art. Perfect for afternoon tea, parties and showers. They are most often made from poundcake, with fondant poured over them. I choose to make these ones from chocolate sponge cake, soaked in black cherry vodka, and layered with organic cherry spread.

Here's a mini tutorial:

It is easiest to cut these straight from the freezer...

After the first coat, I needed to use 3. How many coats you need will depend on your cake as well as your icing!

After they set I decorated them with flowers made from fondant.

They are alot of work, but the results are worth it. These also make great gifts when packaged in chocolate/candy boxes.


  1. hi tanya!! these petit fours are super cute!! thanks for visiting my blog, great to meet other vancouver baking gals!! :)

  2. They were like the cupcakes of the Victorian era! Very cute.