I love petit fours, and sometimes I indulge and order from Divine Delights. But you can make petit fours at home – like I did, with the ones featured above – and they are so easy, you can do it as often as you like.
Here is a short list of what you’ll need:
* Premade pound cake (Costco’s are wonderful, even in muffin form)
* Candy Melts (see links and sources, below) in whatever colors you desire
* Candy Melts EZ Thins
* Sugared Flowers (see links and sources, below).
1. Cut all crusts off of the pound cake. Cut cake into two-bite sized squares. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t perfectly square. The icing will cover a multitude of sins.
2. Melt the candy melts in the microwave, a double boiler, or candy quick melter, according to package instructions. If, after it’s all melted, it seems too thick, add in a couple of tablespoons of Candy Melts EZ Thins until the consistency will make it easy to dip the cake.
3. Using clean or gloved hands, or a small set of tongs, dip the cake squares into the liquid candy melt until it reaches about ¾ of the way in. Remove the cake, and place on a piece of parchment paper. If dipping doesn’t work for you, for some reason, feel free to take a large spoon and drizzle the melted topping over the top of the cake squares until it’s running down the sides.
4. While the coating is still moist, affix one of the candy flowers.
5. Repeat for all cake squares! Let cool completely on counter or in the fridge and the coating will set up.
Candy Melts: Purchase at craft stores like Michael’s or online at Amazon (click for product link).
EZ Thins: Again, craft store or Amazon (click to link to product).
Sugared Flowers: I bought mine on Etsy (click for exact product) but craft stores carry them, too.