Petit Four Icing (aka Poured Fondant)

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins


Petit Four Icing




  1. Start by bringing a pot of water to boil, then placing a larger glass bowl over it. You’ll do all of the recipe in the glass bowl!! THIS is my “double-boiler”.
  2. In the glass bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, water, corn syrup and extracts. Note… you can eliminate or substitute different extracts to suit your recipe/tastes. I think lemon extract would also make an amazing icing!!
  3. Continue whisking or stirring the until the mixture becomes smooth and consistent. It should be thin enough to drizzle from a spoon, but not so then that it all runs off the cake! You can also check the temperature and when it reaches 92° F, it’s good.
  4. When it’s ready, add in the white chocolate chips and stir until melted. I like to turn down the heat but keep my water steaming underneath as I work to keep the icing from setting up!
  5. Now – there are many ways to coat petit fours (dip, drizzle, pour the icing, etc.) and I can’t tell you what’s best! You can see several methods in the Mini Cakes, Many Ocassions Craftsy Class, but for me, I like to spoon it over the top.
  6. I put my frozen petit fours on a cooling rack and I set that over a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper (also shown in the Craftsy Class then I just spoon the icing over the top to cover the cakes!
  7. I actually took some pics of part of this process but I’m ages away from posting those, so if you’re in a hurry… you’re much better off with the class!

  • Category: Desserts

Keywords: petit fours, icing, recipes, fondant, hardens, poured