Pool party season is UPON US! Hallelujah. Break out the pool floats, bust out the beach balls and whip up some… petit fours? Yep. I know these French little treats are typically thought of for tea time (Pinkies up!) but you know how I like to turn things on their head! So, we made some pool party petit fours!! And we teamed up with Yulu, an Australian-style yogurt company that makes deliciously smooth, packed with protein yogurt to give these tiny cakes quite a spectacular ZING! We’ve got the petit four recipe and a tutorial for making fondant versions of everyone’s favorite pool floaties to top them with today! These little dudes are the perfect pick-up and run (swim?) dessert for your summer par-tays.
Click through for the recipe + tutorial!
1 1/2 cups flour
Gel Food Coloring
1. Roll a small ball of pink-dyed fondant and flatten it slightly into a plump circle. Use the lid of your food coloring to press a smaller circle indent into the top of it.
2. Use the very end of the quilling tool to draw an indent all around the outside of the fondant circle. Then make crosshatches all along the line, to look like the puckers of an inflated pool float.
3. Pinch a little tear drop shape of fondant for the tail and adhere to one side of the circle.
4. Flatten two small balls of fondant and cut out a zig zag, as shown, to form each wing. You can do the crosshatches along the edge of those as well.
5. Cut off the ends, about 1/2″, of two toothpicks and stick them, point side out, into the opposite end of the tail and on either side. Push one of the wings onto each side toothpick.
6. Roll out a snake of pink fondant and curve it to form the flamingo’s head. Add a small piece of white fondant to the end for the beak.
7. Slip the neck onto the final toothpick and use two bottles of food coloring to hold it in place until set.
8. Once set, use black food coloring to draw in detail on the flamingo’s beak and draw in eyes.
Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe + Fondant Sculpting by Theresa Rountree for Studio DIY | Styling + Creative Direction by Studio DIY
If you haven’t tried Australian-style yogurt on it’s own, you must! I think I’m an official convert. And it’s just a bonus that it’s perfect to bake with! A bonus that involves tiny cakes and pool floats. I love bonuses like that. Happy pool party-ing!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yulu. The opinions and text are all mine.