Monday, July 16, 2012


We're better than this, we just can't prove it.  Tony Gwynn

Makes 20 squares

Although small, these sweet treats will never be considered trivial.

1 frozen pound cake, thawed
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam or fig spread
2/3 cup hot water
2/3 cup corn syrup
8 cups (2 lb.) powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract.
Blueberries and raspberries for garnish

Slice pound cake into 4 layers.  Spread 2 layers with jam and cover with remaining layers.  Cut each 'layer cake' into 10 squares by cutting in half lengthwise and then into 5 equal portions.

Whisk hot water and corn syrup until dissolved.  Gradually whisk in powdered sugar and almond extract until smooth.  

Place cake squares on wire rack and pour fondant over cakes to coat.  Let stand 20 minutes or until set, then coat a second time.  Place a raspberry and a blueberry on top of each square immediately after 2nd coating.  Let set completely.

If the fondant becomes stiff, whisk until smooth and pourable.

A Personal Note:

Baseball Petit Four
A friend of mine once said that only a mother can love a 12 year old boy.  

This team is the exception to that statement.  They're good boys who care about each other and their team, who always do their best, and have a first place division trophy to show for it.  Boys who understand and live by the golden rule.  Exceptional athletes and good sports.

I would like to dedicate my post today to the 2012 ESAA 12U Thunder baseball team and to the parents of these exceptional boys.  

What a blast we had this year!

2012 ESAA 12U Thunder
Top row
Chris Moore, Brian Vance, Nathan Moore, Johnny Costello, Ben Mulcrone, Colum Goebelbecker, Patrick Kramer, Frank Vance
Bottom row
Ben Wagner, Jake Mitchell, Augie Whittington, Spiro Vaselopulos, 
Aidan Dunham, Ted Wagner

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