Faux Petit Fours

Do you know how to use a knife? Know how to use a microwave? If you can answer 'yes' to these two questions, you have all the skills that are needed to make these pretty faux petit fours. 

I found this idea on Keri's blog, Shaken Together (http://www.shakentogetherlife.com). Genius! They immediately made me think of Petit Fours (without the yucky marzipan paste tucked between the layers). I've made these four times; a practice run, a bridal shower, as an office-sharing treat and for Easter snacks. Everyone loves these sweet little bites!

Keri has a slightly different method and makes round pound cake bites. Making round bites enables you to make bunny bites! Go to her blog to see!

Yield: 18 square bites

You will need:

Family Size frozen pound cake
12 oz package Wilton Candy Melts
Jimmies/Sprinkles/Yummy Sugar Decorations
Cutting board
Large Knife
Microwave-safe bowl
Spoon (for stirring)
Parchment paper or Wax paper
18 Mini Cupcake Wrappers

Keep pound cake frozen until you're ready to cut it into slices. Frozen pound cake is much easier to dip than thawed pound cake!

Cut off both ends of the cake. Cut the remainder into 9 slices, a little under 1 inch per slice. Each slice will turn into two pound cake squares.

Trim all sides of each pound cake slice until you get a rectangle. Cut in two. Repeat with the remaining slices.

Microwave the candy melts for 1 minute (time may vary, depending on your microwave). Stir until smooth.

Lay out two feet of parchment or wax paper.

Place your fingers on the bottom half of each bite. Wiggle each cake square halfway into the coating, making slight cork-screw movements with your wrist. Pull the cake out of the coating and let the excess drip off. 

Add sprinkles immediately after dipping each bite. This will ensure that the candy coating won't harden before you have a chance to add sprinkles!

Let candy coating harden completely. This should take an hour or so.

Flatten the bottoms of 18 mini cupcake liners. Place each bite on a liner. Serve immediately or store securely and put in the fridge for up to 24 hours.


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  1. I love these! Now I want to throw a tea party:)

  2. Oh yum....they look easy and so good. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!!

  3. Brilliant! You could easily make chocolate ones too. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. Love this idea. Such a nice way to fancy up a premade dessert. Thanks for sharing on Link'n blogs link up.

  5. How can something so simple be so adorable. I love it!

  6. How fancy-smacy these look! No one would ever know they were Sara Lee pound cake dipped in candy melts!

    I would love for you to share your creativity at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! The party is live now and starts each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST.

    ~ Ashley

    1. Thanks Ashley! Show-licious is one of my faves!

    2. Pinning your FAB faux petit fours!

      Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

      ~ Ashley

  7. This is my kind of "cooking" these look really pretty and yummy! Yeah I do NOT like marzipan. I once accepted one of those fruit shaped marzipans and b/c I ate it the lady thought I liked it and kept offering me more. Oh boy! I never want to eat marzipan again!

    1. Haha! This reminds me so much of Gilmore Girls and their reaction to Marzipan! I am not a fan ... sugar and frosting is all i want to see at dessert time :-).

  8. I am seriously tempted to try these for the First Communion party I'm planning for May. Very seriously. I had planned on doing a cake, but this is even better!

    1. I highly recommend them. You won't need to spend any time at the party cutting slices of cake. So quick, simple, and easy to store overnight. Just put a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between layers of cakes.

    2. oh, forgot to add that you'll have plenty of cake scraps - perfect for cake pops!

  9. Hey ~ that's cheating (and I Love it!) Thank you for sharing this at DIY Showcase on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    1. Lol! Cheating is my favorite way of cooking! Thank you :-).

  10. Love this idea! SO easy and they look so pretty and the possibilities! Thanks so much for sharing