I was wanting to try some of these. Could I make a sheet cake, and torte and fill it, put it back together and use a cookie cutter to cut out the petit fours?
Thanks in advance!
im assuming you would treat petit fours like any other cake that you would do. bake a sheet cake and use the cookie cutter to cut out the cakes first and then fill and ice them.
you sure can if your cookie cutter is deep enough or cut to size with a knife
I use a regular 1" deep cookie sheet with a pound cake recipe for my petit fours. Then once the cake is cooled I put a thin layer of buttercreme on top and then freeze until solid or ready to use. For my personal preference I think that regular cake batter and using a regular cake pan makes the cakes too light, fluffy and tall -- when tends to make the petits not stand up pretty and straight once they are cut in to small pieces.
If I torte it (some of my customers don't want the filling) I do it after I cut the individual squares and then use the poured fondant.
Just a hint of advice -- if you use the poured fondant consider using a 32 oz styrofoam cup filled 2/3 full with the poured fondant to pour the icing on the cake squares (or rounds) it makes it extremely easy to control and cover for me.