I’ve been wanting to make petit fours for a loooong time. They are so cute and dainty and I picture myself wearing white lace gloves and eating them with my pinky up (not that I own white lace gloves or ever eat with my pinky up). Recently I finally found an excuse to try them out: one of my coworkers was having a baby shower this past weekend, and I was in charge of the baking. Lightbulb! Baby pink and blue petit fours. They would be perfect! I decided to give these little cakes a trial run the weekend before the shower to make sure they would come out okay.
Boy am I glad I did.
As it turns out, petit fours take roughly 800 hours to make. There are 700 steps and 500 of those steps involve whisking 85 pounds of powdered sugar and corn syrup over a giant pot of simmering water.
Exaggerate I do not.
First you have to make the pound cake. I used Martha’s recipe.
Then cut it into a million tiny squares.
Here’s the best part. Driippppppp.
Finally, trust me when I say: clean-up is no fun.
Now if only I could find those white lace gloves…