Petit fours, meaning "small oven," originated in 18th century France when bakers would cook small pastries in an oven that was cooling down from cooking larger meal. Typically when we think of petit fours, we think of the time-honored tradition of serving delightful little pastel cakes during tea time or perhaps at a bridal shower. While petit fours' younger sister, the cake pop, has been all the rage the past few years, here are some updated recipes and designs for the classic petit four that are tasty enough to spark a revival of this sweet treat.
S'mores Petit Fours
A s'mores version of anything is never a bad thing.
Find the recipe at Baking My Way Through Germany
Raspberry Lemonade Petit Fours
Perfectly tart this modern twist on a petit four tastes as good as it looks.
Find the recipe at Lick the Spoon
Ombre Petit Fours
Like a bite-sized ombre cake--so pretty!
Find the recipe at Benny's Baker
Rainbow Petit Fours
These cute petit fours layer apricot and raspberry jam between stacks of poundcake and are artfully drenched in rainbow icing.
Find the recipe at Tablespoon
Ice Cream Petit Fours
Ice cream is the surprise filling in these charming petit fours.
Find the recipe at Bake in Paris
Matcha Amaretto Petit Fours
These almond and green tea flavored confections are spiked with Amaretto liquor.
Find the recipe at Probably This
Oreo Petit Fours
These sweet treats use Oreo Cakes as a filling.
Find the recipe at I Am Baker
Marzipan and Blackberry Jam Petit Fours
These delicious cakes are finished with pink poured fondant.
Find the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes
Pomegranate Petit Fours
These vanilla cakes are topped with pomegranate fondant and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Find the recipe at Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness
Nutella Poundcake Petit Fours
Nutella makes everything better!
Find the recipe at Sugar Hero