A friend and I decided to make peite fours yesterday for an event at church this weekend. It was a disaster from the start. One cake was too thin, the other were too tall and so on and so on. We spent several hours cutting out shapes (hearts, flowers, squares). Then when we started to put the glaze on them it would not stick. I was very upset. I am sure having four kids running around screaming and yelling did not help. So we decided to scrap the peite fours and make to cake balls. Instead of coffee creamer (we did not have any) I used pudding! Let me say it was the best thing I have put in my mouth in a long time and if you saw me you know that a lot goes into my mouth. We made one recipe with lemon cake and one with chocolate cake. I am so happy now. Who knew out of all that frustration something good would come out of it.
Glad the petit fours adventure had a happy cake balls ending.
Did you use the pudding mix dry or mix it with milk?
Mixed with milk. I served them today and they were a hit. I had several people ask for the recipe.
Did you have to chill the cake balls or could you store them at room temperature?
Was it instant or the cooked type pudding??
I used instant pudding, but you could use ready make pudding or cooked kind. As long as it is cold. I stored them in the fridge and freeze since it had pudding mixed in.
PLEASE! Fill us in..... they sound WONDERFUL!
Here is the recipe I used. You may need to add or decrease amount of ingredients.
1 cup cold chocolate pudding
1 chocolate cake crumbeled up
1/2 cup buttercream icing
Mix together until it forms a ball.
Cover and chill for 20 minutes
Roll into desired size balls.
Top with melted chocolate.
Store in fridge of freeze.