Fast and Easy Petit Fours #BakingBloggers

I think it is fun to host gatherings for friends. One of my favorites is the afternoon tea party but a more informal affair that doesn't require a set of gloves!  I'm going to share with you my favorites for an afternoon tea party in four easy steps, including a recipe for fast and easy petit fours.


Choose a Date

Choose a date for your party and determine how many guests you can host. I like to keep mine more intimate, with 6-8 people. Send out an invite, either through Facebook or email.  Ask for an Rsvp.

Plan the Menu

Determine the tea you want to serve. It can be Earl Grey, Green Tea, or any that you like. I am partial to the Republic of Teas offerings. Especially the Chamomile Rose Tea that is relaxing.  It is a part of their Beautifying Botanicals line, so your friends are getting a little beauty treatment, too! Plan to have a couple of choices of tea, along with cream and lemon slices and sweetener.   I like to serve two types of mini sandwiches, such as cucumber slices with cream cheese on crustless bread, either an egg or ham salad on 1/2 of a small biscuit, or a bread slice, slice of a hardboiled egg with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkled with pink sea salt.  I also have a sweet, like these Fast and Easy Petit Fours or a shortbread cookie.


Icebreakers

Plan a couple of little icebreakers for your friends who don't know one another, or even if you are all best friends, a little way to get to know each other better. I like to do a thought-provoking question such as, "If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?  Or maybe, "If your life was going to be made into a movie, who would you want to play you?" These are such fun and afterward, you can choose a topic to sit back and talk about.

Party Favor

Choose a little party favor for a parting gift.  You can so something as simple as a bag of tea in a card that thanks them for coming, or a cute little Dollar Tree gift that you personalize, or a couple of the Petit Fours in a see through gift bag with the recipe!

It's not hard to hold a tea party, keep it simple to focus on your friends!




Yield: 36
Author: Terri Steffes

Fast and Easy Petit Fours

Sweet little bites perfect for tea parties.
prep time: 40 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 55 M

ingredients:

  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/4 c  granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • dash of salt
  • 4 T sprinkles
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T milk

instructions:

How to cook Fast and Easy Petit Fours

For the cake
  1. Cream the butter and granulated sugar.
  2. Add in almond flavoring, beat well.
  3. Add in flour and salt and beat until incorporated
  4. Stir in sprinkles.
  5. With your hands, bring the dough into a ball in the bowl.
  6. Pat dough into a square on a silpat or parchment paper.
  7. Using a bench scraper, cut the dough into squares.
  8. Separate the squares so they have room to bake.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms start to brown.
  10. Remove and let cool completely.
For the glaze
  1. Combine the powdered sugar and milk. Add flavoring (1/4 t-1/2 t) if desired.
  2. Pour over cooled cake squares.
  3. Let dry.
Calories
57.47
Fat (grams)
2.98
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.66
Carbs (grams)
7.28
Fiber (grams)
0.12
Net carbs
7.16
Sugar (grams)
3.66
Protein (grams)
0.51
Sodium (milligrams)
25.20
Cholesterol (grams)
6.85
Created using The Recipes Generator

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  1. Petit Fours are always a good choice when planning the menu for a tea party. Your petit fours look so good that I'm wishing I had one for breakfast.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these tips and that recipe! I know I've been to a few social events where the ice was difficult to break. Those are candid ways to get the conversation rolling!

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  3. Such cute petit fours! My daughter loves anything with sprinkles

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  4. These look so delicious! I need to make some for a special treat. I might have to do a tea party one day. It'll give us something to do over the summer.

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  5. OK now this sounds absolutely delicious - I have to admit I don't think I've made anything quite like this before, and I now I really want to try one.

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  6. I always imagined petit fours would be difficult to make. These are adorable and sound so easy.

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  7. This would be perfect to make for my niece the next time that she comes over. She's a huge fan of anything desserts with sprinkles.

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  8. Those do look delicious and easy to make too. The 3 year in our family loves tea parties so we need to whip up a batch of these asap.

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  9. Those are so cute and the little sprinkles make them extra special!

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  10. I have a sweet tooth and those petit fours are making me drool. I want some right about now. :)

    -Lynndee

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  11. These looks so yummy! I'd love to host a party for my friends next month. These are great ideas!

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  12. These petit fours look so lovely! They also seem quite easy to make. I love the taste of almond extract, these look great!

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  13. Oh my goodness! How good these look! I should make them this weekend!

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  14. Oh my goodness these look scrumptious! My son would love to help me make some too!

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  15. Those look delicious, and just perfect for a tea party! My friend loves having people over tea. I'll suggest this recipe to her.

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  16. I love the idea of planning a menu in advance. it definitely helps.

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  17. Ice breakers are always great for gatherings. We love doing those with family and friends.

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  18. These are great tips for a gathering and these easy petit fours would make the perfect addition to a get together with friends. Ice breakers really are good for getting to know people at a party. Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. These look so delicious and cute! I think that my kids would really like doing something like this!

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  20. Oh man these petit fours look so yummy! I love little bites of sweet things, that way I don't feel like I'm overdoing it!

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  21. Wow! these looks so yummy! I should make these soon.

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  22. The sprinkles make it look so pleasing for kids! Would want to make this even without a tea party :)

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  23. Oh my goodness, I definitely would NOT just eat one of these!

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