Pretty Petits Fours Worthy of The Princess Bride

by Alli

I’ve joined a lovely group of bloggers for Movie Monday Challenge. The movie we’re celebrating this month is The Princess Bride. I decided to create Pretty Petits Fours Worthy of The Princess Bride. Be sure and check out all the other Princess Bride links at the end of my post.

Petits Fours Worthy of a Princess

In case you haven’t seen the 1987 romantic comedy, the story begins with a grandfather reading a story to his sick grandson. Buttercup, a beautiful young girl who lives on a farm, loves to boss around the farmhand, Westley. He answers every order with “As you wish.” It was his way of saying, “I love you.”

After Buttercup realizes that she’s in love with Westley, he leaves the farm to seek his fortune. After Westley apparently dies at sea, Buttercup vows to never love again but accepts the marriage proposal of Prince Humperdinck.

I won’t tell you the rest of the story, but The Princess Bride is a classic tale of love and adventure. So, Pretty Petits Fours Worthy of The Princess Bride is an ode to Buttercup.

Let’s make some Pretty Petits Fours

Petits Fours - Worthy of a Princess

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add alternating with the milk, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter.
Pour into the square baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut a thin slice off each side of the cake and cut the cake into 1-1/4″ squares. Place 1/2″ apart on a rack in a jelly roll pan to catch drips.
Combine glaze ingredients, beating on low until combined and on high until smooth.
Pour over cake until well covered. Let dry completely.

Petits Fours - Worthy of a Princess
Melt candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on package. Pour into crown molds and let set. Top each Petit Four with a pretty pink crown.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen

Pretty Petits Fours

Petits Fours - Worthy of a Princess

These pretty petits fours are easy to make and taste amazing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 3 egg whites

Glaze

  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Princess Crowns:
  • Crown candy mold (Wilton)
  • Pink candy melts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" square pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternating with the milk, beating well after each addition.
  6. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter.
  7. Pour into the square baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Cut a thin slice off each side of the cake. Cut the cake into 1-1/4" squares. Place 1/2" apart on a rack in a jelly roll pan to catch drips.
  10. Combine glaze ingredients, beating on low until combined and on high until smooth.
  11. Pour over cake until well covered. Let dry completely.
  12. Melt candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on package.
  13. Pour into crown molds and let set.
  14. Top each Petit Four with a princess crown.

Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 5mgSodium 89mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 0gSugar 37gProtein 2g

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These Petits Fours are adorable for a princess-themed party or for whenever you want to feel like a princess.

Petits Fours - Worthy of a Princess

Did you know?

Traditional Petits Fours are usually made with marzipan. I don’t care for marzipan (candy paste made primarily from sugar and almonds) and I’m not one to follow rules. I think my way is delicious!

Also, when you’re talking about one small fancy cake, it’s Petit Four. The plural of Petit Four is Petits Fours. Petit Four is a french word. The English translation is Small Oven.

I made my Princess Petits Fours a little larger (about 2″ instead of 1-1/4″) than normal so that the pink chocolate crowns would fit on top. No matter how you cut them, they are delicious!

Have you ever seen The Princess Bride? One of my favorite quotes is when the grandson says to his grandfather, “Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow.” His grandpa replies. “As you wish.”


26 comments

robin masshole mommy January 30, 2017 - 6:51 am

Those sure sound yummy! I have never had a petit four before, but totally think I need to try one STAT!!

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vera January 30, 2017 - 8:13 am

That looks delish! Thank you for the recipe

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Shirley Wood January 30, 2017 - 8:18 am

Your Princess Petit Fours look simply delectable. I am quite the sucker for petit fours. We used to have a locally famous bakery in Macon called Wilson’s. They made amazing Petit Fours (not with marzipan) and my hubby would have me stop by and pick up a dozen about once a month! We really ought to learn to make them ourselves. Your recipe sounds yummy.

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Alli January 30, 2017 - 8:29 am

Thanks, Shirley! I made these on Saturday and served them for dessert on Sunday. Even the grandkids loved them. The cake is light and the lemon extract in the glaze adds a subtle hint of citrus flavor that’s irresistible. The family has requested that I add them to my Super Bowl Party Menu. I think I will. 🙂

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Amy @ Marvelous Mommy January 30, 2017 - 8:26 am

I have never tried Petits Fours before. They sound delicious though. I love how you added the princess theme!

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zan January 30, 2017 - 9:05 am

Got to be one of our favorite movies! My husband and I find that movie hilarious in so many ways!! I had no idea what Petits Fours & Marzipan were until you explained them. And I think your way of making them sounds like a better option. Bet they’ll make good little treats for a themed movie party.

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candy January 30, 2017 - 10:08 am

I haven’t seen this movie in ages. Perhaps I should read the book. Your petits fours are amazing looking and I am sure just as delicious. The little crowns are perfect.

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Katie Kinsley January 30, 2017 - 11:25 am

Those look delicious. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve seen bits and pieces of it. I know so many people who love it, but I just couldn’t sit through it!

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Paula January 30, 2017 - 1:30 pm

So precious. I am totally going to make these for my future granddaughter someday 🙂

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Destany January 30, 2017 - 2:36 pm

How adorable! Those would be great for a birthday party – or just a tea party with my niece!

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Michelle James January 30, 2017 - 3:08 pm

Simply adorable!! Love the little crowns!

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lisa January 30, 2017 - 3:18 pm

These are so cute! I remember when I was little and I would shop with my grandmother she would always buy me petits fours at the department store near us.

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Christy Maurer January 30, 2017 - 3:46 pm

Those look so good! The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorites! I’m pretty sure I can quote most of it lol. It has the best dialog!

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Annemarie LeBlanc January 30, 2017 - 6:19 pm

Your Petit Fours look so yummy! The crowns were just awesome. I would love to try my hand making these pretty little delicious desserts! Sharing the recipe with my cousin too. Her daughter’s birthday is next month. These would make a lovely dessert for her guests.

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Angelic Sinova January 30, 2017 - 10:40 pm

Those Pretty Petits Fours look super yummy! I’ve been obsessed with baking lately so I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai January 30, 2017 - 11:28 pm

Oh, I am so with you on the Marzipan front…blech. Your petits fours look amazing, and definitely worthy of The Princess Bride. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Rebecca Swenor January 31, 2017 - 1:22 am

These pretty petits fours look delicious. I have not heard of The Princess Bride but I will have to watch it for sure. It sounds like a great romantic comedy and great for Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the movie.

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Maureen - Scoops of Joy January 31, 2017 - 3:19 am

I haven’t seen the movie yet but your petits fours looks so delicious and pretty 😀 Will definitely have to check the movie out sounds like a great movie to enjoy in my free time.

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Anita Anderson January 31, 2017 - 8:04 am

I love the Princess Bride. It is a great movie and this is an awesome recipe. Love the pink crowns.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy January 31, 2017 - 1:45 pm

I pick up petit fours from a local bakery and they are my favorite sweet treat. There’s something so special about their dainty size and beautiful colors.

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Kita Bryant January 31, 2017 - 5:31 pm

It’s been so long since I’ve seen that movie. Boy did it bring back memories thinking about it. I adore all these little recipes!!

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Bonnie @wemake7 January 31, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Oh my gosh, those look so good and look really cute. =) Thank you so much for the recipe.

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Ave February 1, 2017 - 4:07 am

I really love The Princess Bride, it’s a true fairytale adventure! Your petit fours look so beautiful, I bet they taste amazing too! These would make a great treat for princess themed birthday parties!

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LydiaF February 1, 2017 - 7:56 pm

I love walking into a pastry shop and buying a selection of petit fours. I think I’d enjoy making them…at least once! The little candy crowns are awesome!

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Sara February 2, 2017 - 5:22 pm

These petit fours are so cute! I am working on a little girl’s party and these will be perfect for the girls.

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Anosa February 4, 2017 - 7:03 am

I will definitely check out and watch the movie and for the petit fours, thank you for sharing the recipe!

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