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Petit Four Eggs

You need only a handful of ingredients to create these egg-ceptional Easter treats. Decorator gels make it easy to dress up the fun little desserts.——Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Decorator gels


  • Prepare cake according to package directions. Pour into a lightly greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut cake into eggs (or other desired shapes) with a 2-1/2-in. oval cookie cutter.
  • In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and extract; beat on low speed until sugar is moistened. Beat on high until smooth.
  • Place petit fours on a rack with waxed paper beneath. Spoon the glaze evenly over tops and sides, letting excess drip off.
  • Allow glaze to set; repeat with second coat if necessary. Let stand until set. Decorate with gels.

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  • imvideomom
    Apr 6, 2010

    These turned out fabulous for me. I did freeze them before coating, as recommended in the previous review, which cut down a lot on the crumbs. I made them for my ladies Bunco group and they were a HUGE hit.

  • hebner
    Mar 30, 2010

    I made these last night and I would probably freeze the eggs once I cut them out because when the frosting was put over them they had a tendency to break up a little so you couldn't use the frosting that dripped off of them over. The frosting seemed the right consistency at first but when I started using it, it became a little thicker and harder to use. The taste was good but there has to be a better way of getting the frosting on them to cover the whole thing