Recipe by Sarah Phillips © 2006 Sarah Phillips CraftyBaking.com
Photo by sugarpie, Premium Member © Sarah Phillips
This cake is perfect for making Petits Fours with; it has a tight crumb and slices nicely, yet is moist and the almond paste gives it the perfect almond flavor. Petit Fours are small cakes, cut in squares or rectangles from a filled pound or sponge cake. They are covered first with a layer of marzipan and then dipped in poured fondant. Petits Fours are finished with a simple decoration. Use for Petits Fours ONLY -- doesn't work well as a cake.
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SUGARPIE, Premium Member, Says: "Anyone who loves almond flavored anything will like this recipe. When mixing the batter you can actually smell the almonds. The final step and the most fun part was dressing them up. I used white chocolate and violet tinted marzipan to decorate.
I tested a final piece for taste. In spite of the sugary fondant on top, a few bites of the dessert did not feel excessively sugary at all. In fact the apricot glaze and strawberry jam taste tangy/tart when you bite into the cake, thus balancing out the sugary fondant and giving you a well rounded taste. The almond flavor is intense but not overpowering; the cake is light and very moist from the filling and the apricot glaze."