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Impressing your party guests has never been so easy

Who knew that store-bought pound cake could be turned into something that exudes such class and is so delicious at the same time? Petit fours are confectionery appetizers that are popular in France, and I’m going to show you how to make your own using your secret store-bought weapon, some confectioners’ sugar and sugar pearls. Are you ready to impress your guests? Let’s jump right in:


  • 2 loaves of store-bought pound cake
  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar (also keep some aside should you need to thicken the glaze)
  • Yellow pearlized sprinkles or sugar pearls


1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, place a wire rack over the top and set aside.

2. Next, use a sieve to sieve through the confectioners’ sugar, placing a medium-sized bowl underneath. Add four tablespoons of water and stir until the icing takes on a thick, even consistency. Add more confectioners’ sugar after sieving if the mixture appears to be too thin. On the other hand, if the mixture is too thick, add water by the drop and stir. Set aside once you’re done.

3. Trim all the crust off the pound cakes with a serrated knife. Then, slice them into 1-inch-thick slices. Try using an exaggerated sawing motion for the smoothest cut. Transfer the slices to the wire rack.

4. Drizzle the glaze (icing) over each slice with a teaspoon, then cover any remaining exposed parts (such as the sides).

5. Use an off-set tweezer to place a single pearlized spinkle (or sugar pearl) in the center of each petit four slice. Leave the slices to set in a cool, dry place for at least an hour.

6. Arrange on a platter in a single layer and serve.

Here’s a video of the recipe in action:


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