Pretty Petits Fours Recipe

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  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • glaze:
  • 2 lb confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp water
  • frosting:
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tbsp milk
  • gel, liquid or paste food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gently fold into batter.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Cut a thin slice off each side of cake. Cut cake into 1-1/4-in. squares. Place 1/2 in. apart on a rack in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
  4. In a large bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Beat on low speed just until blended; beat on high until smooth. Apply glaze evenly over tops and sides of cake squares, allowing excess to drip off. Let dry. Repeat if necessary to thoroughly coat squares. Let dry completely.
  5. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream the butter, shortening and vanilla. Beat in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Place 1/2 cup each in two bowls; tint one pink and one green.
  6. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #104 tip. Fill with pink frosting; pipe a rosebud on each petit four. Insert #3 round tip into another pastry or plastic bag; fill with green frosting. Pipe a leaf under each rose. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (3 cups frosting).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 364.94 Kcal (1528 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.39g 10%
Cholesterol 10.32mg 3%
Sodium 48.96mg 2%
Potassium 53.38mg 1%
Total Carbs 75.5g 25%
Sugars 57.17g 229%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 2.05g 4%
Calcium 25.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 320.87 Kcal (1343 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.62g 10%
Cholesterol 9.08mg 3%
Sodium 43.04mg 2%
Potassium 46.94mg 1%
Total Carbs 66.38g 25%
Sugars 50.27g 229%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 1.81g 4%
Calcium 22.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.8
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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