Once again, sorry for my lack of posting. I finally got around to downloading pictures off my camera, so I wanted to share a couple of things with you.
Several weeks ago, ok, more like 2 months ago, I made some petit fours for my friend's mom to take to a baby shower. I've finally recovered from the ordeal and can talk about them without hatred now. (What a pain!) The ladies at Bakerella and VeganYumYum have written lovely, detailed posts about the process of making petit fours, so I won't go into detail, since I pretty much did exactly as they did. Mine were filled with buttercream rather than jam, though.
Since I didn't have anywhere to get marzipan, I blanched, peeled and ground some almonds and made my own almond paste using the first recipe on this page, minus the rosewater. Then I kneaded in powdered sugar to make it into marzipan. I have to admit, I thought that part was kind of fun. I didn't realize just how much it would make though, obviously, since I ended up with almost 4 pounds of it!
Thankfully, it freezes well, so I used what I needed and stuck the rest in the freezer. I'm going to dip some of it in chocolate and make candy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'll let you know how that turns out.
So anyway, here's a picture of the finished petit fours.
I hope y'all have a great day!