Petits Fours Frosting

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"The traditional recipe for petits fours uses genoise for the cake base, but pound cake can also be used. Use this frosting to decorate on the base of your choice."
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servings 112 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Combine sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and water in a small saucepan. Cook to the soft ball stage, 234 - 240 degrees F (112 - 115 degrees C). Cool to lukewarm.
  2. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to make mixture thick enough to almost hold its shape. Stir in flavoring. Divide into 4 parts. Leave one part white and tint other portions pink, yellow, and green.
  3. To ice petits fours, place them on a cooling rack and spoon the icing/frosting over the top until covered.


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Didn't work well for me...was rock hard, even with a candy thermometer. Amount of flavoring to use is not given. What is the "powdered sugar for dusting" for?

Frosting went very hard very fast, ended up using a double boiler system to keep it soft enough to work with. No advice or amounts of flavoring to use. Recipie makes a very small amount of frost...

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