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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by leahs

My version:
Follow those directions thru step 6. If the cake is starting to thaw, pop it back into the freezer.
7. Set a cooling grid on two somethngs (glasses, cans, whatever) to elevate it.
8. Stick a skewer into the bottom of the petit four.
9. DIP the petit four into the icing.
10. Drop the petit four - still on the skewer - onto the cooling grid.
11. Pull skewer out from the underside.

Notes:

The grid must be elevated enough so that the skewer has room to drop thru.

A cooling grid works MUCH better than a cooling rack.





Im not much for doing petit fours....but this sounds like a great tip to me..love it Leah!!!.

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post #17 of 29
You should use a dipping fork. Every time I make petit fours I always used a dipping fork and it completely coats it without too many imperfections. Most of the chefs in culinary school said this was the best method for coating them.
post #18 of 29
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Call me psyco..but I just had a very good petit four session! Starting off with Lisa's Easy Petit Four instructions, then kicking in Leah's steps to coat was success!! Now I have 6 more dozen to make. I kept my tray of (cut) petit fours in the freezer and literally got one out at a time. Stabbed in on a very thin short knife and used my soup ladel to pour the fondant over. Twirled the knive like the flower nail and quick covered all four sides while holding at a light angle so I was always covering the top. Got a little bit at times on my hand, but the key is speed and quick coverage!!
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post #19 of 29
I made my first petit fours today and it was a learning experience. I also started with Lisa's instructions and tried Leah's dipping method. I had some problems.

First, I had crumbs--cake probably wasn't frozen enough. Good idea to take one at a time out of the freezer.

Second, when I dipped them, I skewered the underside and turned them upside down to dunk in the icing. I had torted it and many times the top layer fell off! It wasn't sticking to the frozen buttercream. Any advice? Maybe you aren't supposed to dunk them. It sounds like ddaigle held them at an angle and poured fondant over them instead. I may try that tomorrow with the rest.

Lastly, I put a tsp of vanilla in, instead of the tsp of almond extract, and I didn't care for the taste of the icing. Maybe half a tsp would be better.
post #20 of 29
I dunk them totally upside down and only have torte-separation problems when they are not frozen enough.
post #21 of 29
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KoryAK...I just did a total dunk on my batch last night! Very fast process. The only problem I had was I dunked too far and I got icing on the bottom of the petit four..which made it stick on the cooking rack more. After ruining one, I just took a very sharp knife and made very neat cuts all around the bottom to realease. ANd I scraped the underneath drippings with a spatula. I kept them constantly frozen and had no problem.
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Can someone please help me... I can not get Lisa's cakes and cupboards blog to open. I am trying to make petit fours and every where says to read her blog, but for some reason it says I have to be invited??!!??! Anyone know why?

post #24 of 29

I had it saved. I use to visit her site a lot. Now i can,t. so i deleted the save. Martha stewart use to have a tutorial on her site also. try that. hth

post #25 of 29

This is the one for Martha Stewart. hthhttp://www.marthastewart.com/911102/how-make-petit-four

post #26 of 29

Hi , this one is really great also.http://veganyumyum.com/2008/01/petits-fours/

post #27 of 29
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wow...I just read my 5 year old response...I don't do petit fours like that anymore.    I put them on a cooling grid..line up 24 at a time and pour the icing over from a 4 cup measuring cup.

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post #28 of 29

Which icing recipe are you using?  That blog link that was posted wouldn't let me log in, it said I had to be a member (?).  Thanks in advance!

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