Killer Cakes – Issue 37

Posted on Mar 19 2012


For springtime parties and events, petit fours are the perfect, elegant treats. You might think they’re too hard to make, but try this simple recipe by Sandra Lee:

Cake Petit Fours


  • 1 store-bought pound cake
  • 1 small jar seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (1-pound) container vanilla frosting
  • Red, green, and brown food coloring
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Ice cream (any flavor you desire), frozen hard



Slice cake into 1/4-inch thick slices. Spread jam on the cake slices and then top with sliced strawberries. Cut cake slices into 1-inch circles and stars and set aside.

Separate the frosting into 3 bowls and add food coloring to reach desired colors (1 to 2 drops of red to make pink, 1 to 2 drops of green to make seafoam and 1 to 2 drops of brown to make cream). Make a glaze by combining the sugar and milk in a medium bowl. Separate the glaze into 3 bowls and tint each to match the frosting colors.

Place cake cut-outs on a wire rack. Fill 3 resealable plastic bags fitted with a star tip with each color of frosting and then pipe desired frosting over. Using a melon baler, add a scoop of ice cream and then sandwich the cut-outs. Drizzle glaze over cut-outs. Let glaze set. Pipe a star on the top of each petit four with the corresponding color of icing. Garnish with a small strawberry slice.

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