FOOD

Alice in Wonderland Petit Fours

These delicate cakes are inspired by those from Alice in Wonderland - just be careful which ones you eat!

FOOD

Alice in Wonderland Petit Fours

These delicate cakes are inspired by those from Alice in Wonderland - just be careful which ones you eat!

Ingredients

Cake Batter

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 egg whites

Glaze

  • 2 lbs confectioner’s sugar
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • blue, pink and orange food coloring

Frosting

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp shortening, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • red and blue food coloring

Steps

Cake Batter

  1. Cream the butter, shortening and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the milk.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into the batter.
  6. Pour into a greased 9” square baking pan and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  8. Slice a thin layer off each side of the cake to remove any excess browning.
  9. Use a cookie cutter to cut out square, circle and star shapes.
  10. Place on a wire rack with a sheet of parchment paper underneath.

Glaze

  1. Combine the confectioner’s sugar, water and orange extract in a bowl with an electric mixer, beating until smooth.
  2. Divide into 3 bowls and dye it blue, pink and orange.
  3. Spoon the glaze over the tops and sides of the cakes, allowing the excess to drip off.
  4. Let dry and apply a second coat if necessary, allowing it to dry completely.

Frosting

  1. Beat the butter, shortening and vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar and milk until it reaches you desired consistency.
  3. Divide into 2 bowls and dye it red and blue.
  4. Place in piping bags fitted with small, round piping tips.
  5. Pipe “EAT ME” onto the cakes. Enjoy!