Petite Four Icing

Decorating By cakegirl71 Updated 2 Mar 2011 , 11:04pm by Occther

cakegirl71 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 12:55am
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This is my first time at petite fours.Is it me or do they require alot of icing?I think my first mistake was cutting the squares to big. What are the normal size squares?Do anyone have a recipe that will cover a full sheet cake?

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Occther Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 1:10am
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I cut my petit fours in 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" squares. I use a very dense almond cake with raspberry & buttercream filling. I keep them frozen and dip in a hot fondant.

cakegirl71 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:32am
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Originally Posted by Occther

I cut my petit fours in 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" squares. I use a very dense almond cake with raspberry & buttercream filling. I keep them frozen and dip in a hot fondant.


"Hot Fondant"?How do you do this?Sounds like something I would like to try.

CWR41 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:54am
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Poured fondant:
Petit Fours Tutorial w/recipes:
http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-make-petit-fours

SunshineSally Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 7:01am
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I did 400 petit fours last year for a graduation reception. I learned alot through trial and error but I am no longer afraid of petit fours! I even have another order for this weekend. I am going to try to post a link to the thread that has the instructions for the method I used. HTH!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=679100&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=petit&&start=15

SunshineSally Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 7:07am
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I did change my petit four icing recipe though. Only 3 ingredients and no cooking required!

2/3 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup whole milk
7 cups powdered sugar

There are also pics of the petit fours I've done in my photos! I hope this might help in some way! Good luck!

cakegirl71 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 12:58pm
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You all posts help a lot. I will surley use them.Can not wait to use the non-cooking method!

Occther Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 11:04pm
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The hot fondant that I use is 1 cup hot water, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 3 lbs confectioner's sugar. Microwave until hot. I add 2 tsp almond extract because the petit fours that I make are almond cake.

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