Easy to Make Valentine Petit Fours

I don’t hide the secret that I love Sara Lee Pound Cake.  I love it plain, I love it topped with fruit, and I like it for all the things I can create with it.  These are the easiest petit fours because the begin with Sara Lee pound cake.  I made these for Valentine’s Day, but you can use this same technique with any shape for any occasion.

Easy Valentine's Petit Fours

Take your frozen pound cake out of the freezer, and while it is still firm, measure with your cookie cutter to see the width of the slices you will need.  Cut the cake into slices the same width as your cookie cutter is deep.

Making petit fours from pound cake

When you have your slices all cut, then begin using your cookie cutter to cut out your shapes.


It is as easy as one, two, three to cut out your shapes.  Don’t worry about the excess pound cake, save it in an airtight container for now, I will show you what to do with that in the next couple of weeks!


Next, get out a grid shaped cooling rack with a sheet of parchment or wax paper beneath it.  Put all of your heart shapes on the rack.  Take your favorite brand and flavor of canned cake frosting and put about 1/2 cup into a microwave safe bowl.  Heat it on 50% power for approximately 10 seconds.  It should now be of a consistency to be able to be spooned over your hearts of pound cake.  Microwaves do vary, so you might have to adjust the time you heat your frosting.

Valentine Petit Fours from Sara Lee Pound Cake

Don’t worry about the frosting that pours down onto the paper liner, as soon as it congeals you will be able to scrape it off and use it again.  Coat your pieces of cake as many times as you need to in order for all of the cake to be covered.  Let them set between coats so the frosting may harden.


When you have as many coats as you need to cover them completely, add some sprinkles or colored sugar to your petit fours.  When the petit fours have completely dried, you can lift them carefully with a sharp spatula and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.


Display your petit fours on a pretty dish or add some heart-shaped paper doilies.  These make a sweet little homemade treat to tuck into a lunch box, too!

Heart-shaped-petit-fours-for-Valentine'sOnce you learn how easy these are to create, you will be making them in all kinds of shapes, for all kinds of parties and holidays!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’ll be sharing this at the following Link Parties: Great Idea Thursday’s  | Wow Me Wednesday | Wordless Wednesday | Party Time Linky | Create and Share | The Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Totally Terrific Tuesday | It’s A Party | Valentine Par-tay | The Weekend Social


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  1. Hi Chole, I think this is my first visit to your blog!! Your Petit Fours look delicious, little mouthfuls of morsels!!! You make it look so easy!!!

    Thanks for adding my link to WW this week, that was nice!!!

    Wishing you a great week, Karren Haller

  2. I’m a bit behind on my blog feed and I’m sad for it because I’ve already been to the grocery this week! I am going to make these next week after I pick up some pound cake. 🙂

    This is actually kind of brilliant, Chloe – pinning this!!! You should come link it up to the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday party today, too.

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