Last summer I was itching to try my hand at petits fours, so when I was asked to help with a wedding shower for my friend David and his new wife Bethany, I volunteered to make the tiny sweets. It turns out I was a bit too ambitious, because what I thought would be an easy project turned into a nightmare. In my attempt to make the petits fours fabulous, I made them too complicated. I wanted them to have a layer of lemon filling as well as lemon flavored fondant in 5 different colors. After spending practically all day on them, you can probably guess how sick I was of making them. Thus, I changed their name from petits fours to Petits Diables, or Little Devils. And as it turns out, they were delicious little devils, (not to be confused with the Valentino flick.) So here they are, white cake petits diables with lemon filling and lemon flavored fondant.
Here is the Lemon Filling recipe from Wilton's website. I highly recommend it.
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold water
2 egg yolks slightly beaten
1 teaspoon lemon peel grated
juice of a medium lemon
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan. Gradually add water and whisk until well blended. Whisk in egg yolks, lemon peel and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until thick and bubbly. Boil one minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter. Cool to room temperature, without stirring.
Makes 1 cup