dessert poundcake

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A Luxury Dessert for a Song
If you aren't buying Mom something sparkly, you can always make her something that looks as if it belongs in a jewelry-store window. These cheater petits four are refined yet surprisingly simple: You trim the crust off store-bought pound cake; use petit-four (or cookie) cutters to turn the cake into little diamonds, ovals and squares; drizzle a confectioners' sugar glaze on top; and finish with pearlized sprinkles.

Get the recipe: Diamonds and Pearls