Thursday, February 6, 2014

Heart-shaped Petit Fours {Recipe}

Last month I shared with you the little party we threw for my daughter's baptism. The celebration was tea party themed so we had an assortment of finger foods, along with some bite-sized desserts. One of the tastiest and cutest desserts we had were these super simple petit fours. The ones I made originally were square shaped but since it's close to Valentine's Day, I thought I would sweeten it up by making them heart shaped. 

As with all great inventions, this recipe happened completely by accident. We were planning on making the petit fours completely from scratch {overly ambitious, no?} but the recipe was not working out. Curse you, Pinterest for making us believe we can be French chefs!!


After several failed attempts, we gave up and made a midnight run to the local grocery store with only a vague idea of what we needed. Luckily, our ideas bore fruit {or rather petit fours} and the quickest, easiest, simplest petit fours recipe ever was created. And also the yummiest.


-Danish Butter Loaf Cake {any dense, sliced, loaf cake will work...pound cake, for instance}
-Raspberry Jam {again, any jam will work, but be sure not to get preserves. It doesn't spread as nice.}
-White Bark Coating {or any hard candy coating kit}
-Sprinkles for decoration {optional}

I hope you have some mad culinary skills because you are definitely going to be not using them at all for this recipe.


1. Cut the loafed cake into the shape you want. A heart if you are feeling amorous...

or a square shape if you are more practical {or if you don't have a heart shaped cookie cutter}. Cut two for each petit four you are making.

2. Spread a thin layer of the jam on one side.

3. Make a tiny sandwich.

4. Melt your white bark according to the package instructions.

5. Put your little petit four on a wire cooling rack, with some wax paper underneath. This will make clean up MUCH easier later.

6. Put a dollop of the white bark on top of your petit four and using a knife spread it around, so it drips over the sides. Add more if necessary to achieve the look you want.

7. Sprinkle with topping and let dry. {Aren't these little heart sprinkles adorable?}

8. Put your petit fours on a doily and enjoy!

My oldest daughter especially loves these petit fours and calls them "princess cakes".

These petit fours are such a breeze to make but are so darn cute. Perfect for any tea party!

Linking up with these fabulous parties:


  1. These sound fantastic! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party that just started

  2. Thank you! Linked up at your fun party. :)

  3. These are so cute! I love the shortcut; I get frustrated when I try to make everything from scratch...last time I made petite fours they didn't turn out well, if I did this I think they would turn out.

  4. Haha isn't it amazing what Pinterest makes us think we can do? These turned out great though even with the shortcut. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  5. These are soooooooooo CUTE
    Brilliant idea

  6. Oh I love this!! Seriously, I have mad skills, but I do stuff like this ALL the time. It's just so much easier, especially if you have to entertain for a crowd and have other elements to worry about.

  7. I love that your daughter calls them "princess cakes"! A perfect name for these adorable little cakes. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.