Monday, December 3, 2012

Iced Pound Cake Squares

I want to start showing you a few things I made for Kate’s princess tea party that was this past weekend.  First up, a Pinterest recipe that was a major hit! 

pound cake 3The source for the pin was from countryliving.com

Simply purchase a store bought, frozen pound cake.  Remove from freezer and shave off the outer edges of the cake.

pound cake 1

Cut into squares and set on top of a cooling rack.  Then,  place on top of a cookie sheet.

pound cake 2

Time to whip up some frosting.  The “pin” said to mix 2 cups powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of water (I used a little hand mixer).  The consistency is a little runnier than traditional frosting, but you want it to be runny so you can pour it onto the pound cake.  I added one drop of red food coloring to make pink.

Here is where I had my doubts!  So much frosting was being lost onto the cookie sheet and the cake squares were not getting totally covered.  I decided to get out another cookie sheet and transfer the cooling rack onto it.  I then spooned up the excess frosting from the pan and poured it on again.  I transferred and coated the pound cake several times to make sure the squares were covered.  This way I didn’t have to keep making more icing.  It worked!

pound cake

While the frosting was fresh, I added little edible pearls to the tops to make them “fancy” for Kate’s party (I purchased mine at Homegoods). 

I popped them into the refrigerator and let them harden over night.  The squares turned out really cute and they were so good! 

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These are perfect for birthdays or showers, or for any occasion really!  I think they are just so cute!  Next time, I will make the squares smaller and more bite size.  A big thank you to my sister for being my kitchen assistant!

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4 comments:

  1. Oh these are adorable! Im sure she loved them! What a great idea!
    Robyn

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  2. This will be perfect for the surprise I have for my daughters preschool teachers. I host a link party each week and would love to have you link this up. Check it out at: http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-favorite-things-link-party-25.html
    Have a great week

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  3. Cute! I've done this with white chocolate and banana bread - so delicious! Visiting from It's Overflowing...Sarah @dwellonjoy.com

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