I need to come up with some high end afternoon tea party sugggestions for pastries, Petit fours are obviously one but the customer is wanting a selection or 3 or 4 differant little desserts. Any one have any suggestions ?and recipes if you have them handy. thanks!
Chocolate covered strawberries.
Also, when I had a tea, I made cake balls (find recipe on CC) on a stick and dipped them in white chocolate and then "painted" with luster dust to make them look like roses. Added leaves with BC and then arranged them in a dish. HTH
How about mini eclairs or cream puffs?
Would fancy decorated mini-cupcakes work?
I was going to say cream puffs or eclairs, too. What about little lemon pies/tarts, macaroons, scones, truffles?
I think follow a couple of rules for this:
1. Very small, three treats should fit on a small dessert plate.
2. I always think of the four basics for dessert: chocolate, vanilla, fruit, and crunchy(pastry, nuts, etc.)
That said, my suggestions would be: small fruit tarts, vanilla petit-fours, chocolate madeleines, and classic napoleons.
A small mix of good Italian cookies would replace any of these.