You know how it goes...good things come in small packages! That's surely the case with these adorable Sweet Surprise Christmas Petit Fours. Decorated to look like a little gift, these tasty Christmas desserts are great for serving after the holiday meal or having out for people to eat between opening gifts and Christmas dinner. An easy project that allows you to customize the presents however you'd like, these little petit fours look so cute when arranged on a platter, and they also make great homemade gift ideas for everyone on your list! Use your favorite Candy Melts candy colors to create edible packages in all colors of the rainbow.
Make bows. Tint 6 oz. fondant moss green/ kelly green combination (for green) to make 8 treats. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 3 oz. green fondant; reserve remaining green fondant for ribbons.
Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out 1/16 in. thick. Make a simple bow for each treat, cutting two strips, 1/2 in. x 3 in., for loops and one strip, 3/8 in. x 1 in., for knot. Use knife to taper loop ends to 1/4 in. wide. Attach loop ends with piping gel. Place bows on side on cornstarch-dusted board. Let dry 24 hours.
1 DAY IN ADVANCE
Bake and cool 9 in. x 13 in. sheet cake. Cake is 1 layer, 2 in. high. Use knife to cut cake into 1 1/2 in. squares.
Cover treats. Melt red Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use spatula to ice bottoms smooth. Chill until firm, 5 to 10 minutes, on parchment-paper-covered board. Place treats, candy side down, on cooling grid over parchment-lined pan. Cover with melted red candy. Chill until firm, 10 to 15 minutes.
Make ribbons. Roll out reserved green fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut one strip, 1/2 in. x 6 in. Use piping gel to attach strip to treat. Cut two strips, 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. Use piping gel to attach strips to meet first strip. Trim as needed.
Pipe snowflakes on ribbons. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted white candy in cut parchment bag to pipe outline snowflakes, 1/4 in. apart. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.
Position bows. Use piping gel to attach bow to top of treat. Let dry 1 hour.