We hope you’ve been enjoying our week of creepy Halloween DIYs. From blood-splattered decor to anatomy pumpkins, we really have the creepy category covered. And for our next trick, we have another super creepy treat. Introducing our Blood-Splattered Petit Fours stabbed right through the heart with sugar glass shards.
You’ve likely seen sugar glass shards all over the web, but we couldn’t resist creating our own take… especially for Halloween!
For the petit fours:
– 1 frozen pound cake
– 1 lb. powdered sugar
– 1/4 cup water
– 1/4 cup corn syrup
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– Red food coloring
For the sugar glass:
– 1 3/4 cups sugar
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 cup corn syrup
– 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1. Make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.
2. Trim petit fours into cubes and dip into sugar mixture. Let dry on a cooling rack for 30 minutes.
3. Use chop sticks or a fork to dot petit fours with red food coloring for a blood-splattered look.
Start by gathering your ingredients for the petit fours. Only five items, score!
Create the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and vanilla.
Next, it’s time to make the petit fours. Trim the sides of the pound cake to make a more perfect rectangle.
After you have a decent looking rectangle, cut the pound cakes into cubes.
Then dip the cubes into the glaze using two forks.
Make sure the petit four is completely covered with glaze before removing.
Then set on a drying rack to firm up.
It’s also helpful to put some parchment paper or a sheet pan below the petit fours to catch all of the drizzle.
Once the petit fours have dried for about 30 minutes, use food coloring and chopsticks to dot with “blood”.
At this point, you can finish the recipe. But if you’re feeling more ambitious, we recommend making sugar glass!
To make the sugar glass, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat for about an hour until the temperature reaches 302 degrees F.
Remove from the stove and spread onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Use an offset spatula to gently spread mixture.
Let sugar glass cool for about an hour, and then break using a mason jar or other solid object. Be careful though! It’s sharp.
Grab a glass shard and use a basting or other pastry brush to paint red food coloring on the edges.
Place “bloody” sugar glass into a petit four and repeat with remaining cakes.
What are your favorite Halloween recipes? Let us know in the comments section below!