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Petit Four Quilt

 Petit Four Quilt
FOR your next quilting bee, crafty gathering or any time at all, serving up this dessert will ensure your occasion's a real blockbuster! To piece together these delectable petit fours, simply cut a purchased pound cake into cubes and cover them with a citrus-flavored glaze. Then blanket the goodies with decorating gel in a colorful Dutchman's Puzzle design. Follow the easy "pattern" here, and you'
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • Pink, blue, yellow and green decorating gel or colors of your choice
  • 11 inch square serving board
  • Purple gift wrap
  • Clear cellophane

Directions

  • Cover the 11-inch square board with purple gift wrap, taping the wrap
  • on the back side of the board. Cover and the wrapped board with
  • clear cellophane in the same way. Set the board aside.
  • Cut a thin slice off the top of the pound cake to make it level.
  • Split the cake in half horizontally. Cut each half into 20 squares.
  • Place a rack in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-inch pan. Arrange the cake
  • squares 1/2 inch apart on the rack.
  • In a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and orange
  • extract. Beat on low speed just until blended. Beat on high until
  • smooth.
  • Apply the glaze evenly over the tops and sides of the squares,
  • allowing the excess glaze to drip off. Allow the glaze to dry.

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Petit Four Quilt (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Repeat if necessary to thoroughly coat the squares. Let them dry
  • completely.
  • Save four of the petit fours for another use. Arrange the remaining
  • petit fours in a square shape on the covered board as shown in the
  • photo above.
  • With decorating gel, decorate the petit four to look like a
  • Dutchman's Puzzle quilt pattern as shown in the photo. Or create
  • another quilt pattern of your choice. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 393 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 88 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.