Sunday, December 2, 2007

Petit Fours

I made these petit fours for a friend's shower today. Although there is nothing spectacular about the cake, I used a box cake mix..shhhhh, the glaze is what I am happy with. It is a recipe from my favorite pastry chef, Gale Gand, with a few little changes. What I did was, baked a white sheet cake, let it cool completely. Cut into desired shapes, and brush tops with a simple syrup:
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
1 tsp of vanilla, or other flavorings of your choice.

Put into a small saucepan and bring to boil. Boil until sugar is dissolved.

Once you have brushed the cakes with simple syrup, I put in the refrigerator until chilled. Then glaze.

Glaze recipe:
2/3 Cup corn syrup
2/3 Cup hot water
1 1/2 tsp of almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 lb bag of powdered sugar

Combine the corn syrup and hot water and mix to combine. Add flavorings (you could use any flavoring of your choice, lemon is good also!) Next, stir in powdered sugar with whisk.

Pour glaze on top of cakes and let drip down the sides to make sure all is covered.

These little petit fours were so moist, and the glaze was great.

6 comments:

glamah16 said...

They look lovely. Dont feel guilty about the mix. A lot cake decorators use it with some tweaks so they can focus on the visual part.

Megan said...

Your Petit Fours are lovely. I've always wanted to make them but just never have. I'm tagging these gems and putting them on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing!

Marye said...

Those are beautiful April! Thanks for visiting Kettle and Cup!

Deborah said...

These are beautiful! I have never made petit fours before.

Gigi said...

Awesome. Great job on the petit fours!

Margaret said...

These petit fours are seriously fabulous. Happy New Year. Mx

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Petit Fours

I made these petit fours for a friend's shower today. Although there is nothing spectacular about the cake, I used a box cake mix..shhhhh, the glaze is what I am happy with. It is a recipe from my favorite pastry chef, Gale Gand, with a few little changes. What I did was, baked a white sheet cake, let it cool completely. Cut into desired shapes, and brush tops with a simple syrup:
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
1 tsp of vanilla, or other flavorings of your choice.

Put into a small saucepan and bring to boil. Boil until sugar is dissolved.

Once you have brushed the cakes with simple syrup, I put in the refrigerator until chilled. Then glaze.

Glaze recipe:
2/3 Cup corn syrup
2/3 Cup hot water
1 1/2 tsp of almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 lb bag of powdered sugar

Combine the corn syrup and hot water and mix to combine. Add flavorings (you could use any flavoring of your choice, lemon is good also!) Next, stir in powdered sugar with whisk.

Pour glaze on top of cakes and let drip down the sides to make sure all is covered.

These little petit fours were so moist, and the glaze was great.

6 comments:

glamah16 said...

They look lovely. Dont feel guilty about the mix. A lot cake decorators use it with some tweaks so they can focus on the visual part.

Megan said...

Your Petit Fours are lovely. I've always wanted to make them but just never have. I'm tagging these gems and putting them on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing!

Marye said...

Those are beautiful April! Thanks for visiting Kettle and Cup!

Deborah said...

These are beautiful! I have never made petit fours before.

Gigi said...

Awesome. Great job on the petit fours!

Margaret said...

These petit fours are seriously fabulous. Happy New Year. Mx