So I haven’t gotten off the candy corn kick that started last week with the candy corn pretzel rods. I decided I needed even more candy corn goodness in my life and made some candy corn petit fours. These candy corn petit fours are a yummy bite size cake that tastes like your favorite halloween treat.
Now I have never made petit fours before and I’m sure there are certain rules to make a true petit fours. But in my mind mind, a bite size cake with frosting is considered a petit four. 🙂 So here is how I made these.
I left it in the freezer for about an hour and then took it out and cut it into equal pieces. This is only half of the cake/frosting mixture. You should be able to get 24 bite sized cakes out of this recipe. Place them back in the freezer until your candy melts are ready.
The idea of the candy corn petit fours started when I spotted these limited edition candy corn flavored candy melts at Michaels. I love using candy melts to make fun holiday treats, so I couldn’t pass these up.
I melted the candy melts in the microwave in a glass bowl. Sometimes the candy melts, although completely melted, can be a little thick. So I will add shortening, vegetable oil or paramount crystals (found in specialty stores) to the melted candy to help thin it out. Just start with a little at a time until you get a consistency you can work with. It’s amazing how the weather can affect the consistency of candy melts.
- 1 yellow boxed cake – baked and cooled
- 2/3 cups vanilla frosting
- 1 bag candy corn flavored candy melts
- candy corn for topping
- Mix yellow box cake according to package directions, bake in 9×13 pan and let cool.
- Crumble cake into a large bowl.
- Add 2/3 cup frosting and mix together until all combined.
- Place cake/frosting mixture onto a parchment lined tray and form a square cake, about 1 inch tall.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- Cut cake into 24 equal pieces. (I work with only half at a time so I cut them into 12 pieces).
- Place back in freezer.
- Melt candy melts in a glass bowl for 1 minute in the microwave.
- Stir candy and place back in microwave for 30 more seconds.
- Continue this until all candy melts are completely melted.
- To make the candy melts more of a pourable consistency, add vegetable oil, shortening or paramount crystals (found at specialty stores) a little at a time to the candy melts and stir until dissolved.
- Pour candy melts over cake or dip cakes into the candy melts.
- Place on a tray to set up and add a candy corn to the top.
You can either pour the candy melts over the cakes, or dip them into the candy melts to coat them. Just top them with a candy corn and they are ready for your party!
Sometimes our food might not look as pretty, or perfect as we hope or like the picture, but with these little babies, it was all about the taste! And they tasted so good!
I finally had to start passing them out to the neighbors. It was too hard not to eat them all myself! 🙂
If you like candy corn inspired food like me, here are a couple other recipes you might enjoy: