Post # 1
For my upcoming wedding, I’d love to skip a traditional wedding cake and instead have a tower of petit fours. I am looking for New Orleans style petit fours. All the bakeries I’ve seen in Santa Barbarba so far have layered petit fours (a few layers of cake filled with jams and fillings).
What I am looking for is a block of almond or pound cake covered in fondant. No fillings at all. These are very popular in New Orleans but I have not seen any in Santa Barbara yet.
Do any of you ladies know where I can find such a petit four?
Post # 3
I’m not in Santa Barbara, so I can’t help with specific bakeries, but are you sure they are covered in fondant? For something as small as a petit four there are a lot of poured icing options that give the same look as fondant, but taste a heck of a lot better. Have you spoken with these bakeries? I mean, if they have the capability of doing a layered petit four, then doing one without layers would actually be simpler (as long as they also have the ability to make a pound cake). Since I’m guessing you’ll be putting in a special order anyway (rather than trying to buy out of their normal stock that is) I would see if they could work with you on that. Realistically it benefits them, because they are saved time and money if they don’t have to make the filling or layer the cake…
Post # 4
There are two kinds of fondant-poured and rolled. Those kind of petit fours have poured fondant icing.
I don’t know anywhere to get them in Santa Barbara, but you could order them.
Post # 5
Not in Santa Barbara either, but I know what you are talking about and they are to die for. I actually had a bakery make a giant one (small cake size) for my graduation cake, so maybe you could find a bakery that would make a larger one to cut and then petit fours for the guests. Good luck!
Post # 6
Gambino’s is amazing! Can I come to your wedding too??? 😉 I do believe they will ship and you have enough time to try ordering a dozen and seeing how it does by air. And March will be cooler sso it should be even easier to ship them. Or perhaps you can take the picture to a local French bakery in the area and see if they can make it for you? It’s closer to a buttercream/royal icing mix than a true fondant on their petit fours.
Post # 7
Oh! If you are going to have Gambino’s ship you petit fours order the Doberge cake too!
Post # 8
Check out Renaud’s. There is one in Loredo Plaza and one across from the Arlington Theatre. Love petit fours!