Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Will you be my valentine petit four with a linking party!

Hi Everyone,
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I feel like I barely got the Christmas ornaments put away last week and already we  have celebrated Martin Luther King on Monday, next week is Chinese New Year, did you see the fabulous BBQ dish we featured last week? This week we are counting down to Valentine, sheesh I feel like the year is going at the speed of light already.
Today I’m excited to feature Heidi Rew she’s a Sandra Lee Junior :) luv luv her recipes and I was thrilled to have her showcase a fun and easy way to create an elegant petit four for us using Twinkies .
Please help us welcome Heidi!

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Hey there! My name is Heidi Rew. I am a traffic reporter for 104.7The Fish in Atlanta, GA but I also do this little blog called PartiesforPennies.blogspot.com. I started blogging as a creative outlet & have loved every minute of it. I got married this past summer to the man of my dreams. We got married in Hawaii but had a backyard reception when we got back. Biggest party of my life & I blogged about it all.
Valentines Petit Four tutorial:
I love pretty desserts. They're like shoes. They all look so pretty but the reality is you can't have them all. Well, I guess you can...but you'd need a bigger closet & a bigger size pant. ;p Anyways...petit fours are those desserts that are so adorable looking but take a little bit of time to make. This is a super easy way to make cheap petit fours that you can do while watching the Bachelor or Jersey Shore (or if you're more refined...CNN News...but let's be real, even the refined get sucked in by the Kardashians). :p

Valentine Petit Fours Ingredients

This is all you need but I do have a slight change. I thought using the Candy Melts would work better but it was an epic fail. The first time I used white chocolate chips (the Publix brand) & those worked perfectly so ignore the candy melts in this pictures. On the petit fours in this picture I used the Ghirardelli white chocolate chips & I still liked the store brand better. Let this be a lesson to our penny pinching ways...Cheaper is Better! :p


Valentines Petit Fours cut in half


Valentines Petit Fours - trim ends


Valentines Petit Fours freeze


The 20-30 minute is a guide. I'm sure up to an hour would work.
While the Twinkies are in the freezer, you can melt the chocolate chips either in the microwave or double boiler.

Valentines Petit Fours melt chocolate

Valentines Petit Fours dipping


Valentines Petit Fours cooling


I left the bottom of the Twinkie chocolate-less. Call it being Twinkie mooned, if you'd like. I guess I should guard myself a little better since this is the first time you've met me. Oops.

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Once the chocolate has dried, you can add sprinkles to the petit fours or you can decorate it with colored chocolate or icing. I tried to decorate mine with icing but for some reason I didn't have any decorating mojo that night.You can see here how I tried to add some more embellishments. See...no icing mojo that night. ;p



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Hope you have a penny-pinching Valentines Day! I'd love to hear from you. Stop by any time to: www.PartiesforPennies.blogspot.com
**Thanks again Maggie!

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Beautiful card :)




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Have a great weekend!
Maggie

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11 COMMENTS:

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Thank you so much for the feature! Hope you have a great week!!!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

BettyBee said...

What a delight to be featured here again! Happy Valentine's Day♥

Vicky said...

Love the Petit Fours idea. I have just pinned it! Vicky from Mess For Less

Bobbie S said...

Thanks for hosting! I love that white rosette quilt!
http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a lovely week!

Nikki said...

Why did I click over after starting my diet AGAIN? LOL
They look delish!!

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

the twinkies are genius! thanks for hosting.

Rebekah Greiman said...

Happy Friday morning to you! My DIY Children's Book with Audio was really fun to create and so I am here sharing it with you and your readers. Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!
Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

ileana-carmen said...

Thank you for hosting us.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Heidi I'm not much of a cook, but I could do this!! And my co-workers would be really impressed. Thanks so much for sharing it with us today. Sandee your card is GORGEOUS!!