Hello to everyone, I have read in magazines that you can heat up canned frosting and pour it over your cakes, like on pettie fors, Has anyone done this? Or even used your own icing receipe, I would love to do pettie fors for Christmas I also have read on here about Gaunche (sorry if i mispelled)
Canned icing ends up having the same consistency as the glaze for a cinnamon bun. Ganache will not set up in a firm fashion either; more like the chocolate glaze on a doughnut. Poured fondant might be a better choice to cover the petit fours, but honestly, I've never tried the stuff before.
I've done it before but don't heat it up too much or else it's too thin.
You can use ganache, but at the pouring consistency, no, it will not set up. The poured fondant I use is WAAAAAY too sweet. And trust me, I LOVE me some sweets, but it will turn your mouth inside out.
But, it dries hard and is great for petit fours, so give it a shot!
If you want chocolate, here is a chocolate one:
I've done it, like the OP said - if too hot it will be too thin. It remains a little too soft to pick up with fingers - unless you don't mind licking your fingers!