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Petit Fours

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 20


  • 1 loaf top crust removed, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes pound cake
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 boxes about 1 lb, sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 3 different colors of food coloring
  • 6 skewers
  • for garnish and design edible gold


Arrange the pound cake cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze until firm, 4 hours or overnight.

In the top of a double boiler, dissolve the gelatin in 2/3 cups cold water. Add egg white and corn syrup. Whisk. Add confectioner’s sugar and whisk until well blended and not too thick. When mixture reaches 110 °F. (warm to the touch) divide the icing among several bowls and add your preferred food coloring to each bowl. Mix well.

Line baking sheet with waxed paper. With 2 skewers for each color, dunk cake cubes into colored icing and cover completely. Place on waxed paper to dry. Do this for remaining cubes. When completely dried, place a drop of food coloring onto each cube and sprinkle with edible gold for design.

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