So, when I first found the recipe, upon which this one is based on, it was for bars and not mini cakes . I was going to make just that but then I decided I wanted to do something a bit more special. Then after watching the documentary 'Kings of Pastry' and just being in awe of what they do, I decided to make petit fours. They have a bigger presentation factor then bars and would be more of a challenge.
I am very please with how these came out. There is just something about a tiny cake, personal and only for you that makes them great. The ginger is not overpowering at all, just a hint of flavor. When I first told my Mom what I needed for the recipe she said, 'Don't make that. Candied ginger... that does not sound good.' Well I'm glad that I made them anyway because everyone has seemed to like them best out of all the desserts I have made lately, even Mom! So give your self a challenge and make petit fours, it's worth it!