Penny Dreadful-inspired petits fours make a bite-size bloody treat (VIDEO)

May 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET

I can't think of a better reason to make bloody petits fours than for the Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere, can you? To really round out your evening, I highly recommend these "jars of blood" cocktails. Creepy.

Penny Dreadful petits fours

How to make Penny Dreadful petits fours

Ingredients:

  • Prepared white cake
  • White glaze (recipe below)
  • Raspberry sauce, for blood
  • Cameo candy mold
  • White and black chocolate melts

Directions:

  1. Pipe white chocolate into the face of the cameo mold. Let harden a little. Pipe black chocolate melt over the white as the background.
  2. Cut the cake into 1-1/2 x 1-1/2-inch squares.
  3. Cut each piece into 2 layers, and spread raspberry sauce in between.
  4. Pour glaze over each piece of cake, and let dry.
  5. Glue a cameo to each petit four with raspberry sauce.

Frosting recipe

Ingredients:

  • 9 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

  1. To a double boiler, add water and the corn syrup, and mix until combined.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Use immediately.

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