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Chocolate covered oreos... A couple of questions

post #1 of 99
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I'm going to be doing 150 chocolate covered oreos for a baby shower in June (50 white, 50 milk and 50 dark). Here are my questions I hope some of you could answer for me.

- How far in advance can I dip the Oreos? I work full time, am a full time mom to an 18 month DD and my husband works nights and weekends. "Free" time, I do not have. Would be very helpful if I can start these in advance.

- How many Oreos does a pound of the candy melts cover? There are some sales on the melts this week and I would like to stock up this week.

- Can I use DRY luster/petal/shimmer dust on the chocolate to highlight some of the details from the molds that I'm using?

Thank you in advance for any help or insight you can provide me! icon_lol.gif
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post #2 of 99
well I do Oreo pops for kids all the time. they are a pain in the butt! I will pipe chocolate into the rim so it is easier to dip them seamless.

I cannot remember but I think it was a bag of meltes to one package of Oreos--I could be wrong!
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post #3 of 99
You can dip the cookies well in advance. There really isn't anything about them that will spoil or taste "off" when they get old. I've never used the dust on them, but others have, and they look wonderful. As to how much chocolate to get, that will depend. The molds, I think, take more chocolate than hand-dipping. I use about 2 pounds for every pound of cookies (if I remember right). Hand-dipping will take less chocolate but won't look as pretty.
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post #4 of 99
I just tried some yesterday with molds. it seems like i'll take much more than just one pack for a pack of cookies. Maybe it's just the molds, not sure if it'll work different if you are doing it by hand. I would love to know about how far in advance too. i wrote a post about just chocolate alone, i was told a month ahead would work. not sure if it's different having the cookie in the middle.
im sorry i can't answer your questions. but i wanted to add a few instead of creating a whole other post. I just got my molds and love them. but how do you make the design one color, and then poor other color on top w/out first color spreading? does that make sense? I'll try to post a pic of what i mean. And w/white or light color chocolate how do you avoid the dark color (cookie) to be seen thru the chocolate?

thanks!
kat

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post #5 of 99
katskakes, you need to pour in your first color and let it harden before adding the final color candy. I wouldn't want the second color to be super hot, either, or it might melt the first color. I hope that's what you wanted an answer for.
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post #6 of 99
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Thanks everyone! Since posting my questions I have made a tons of oreos and just left them in a sealed container, layered with wax paper. They are holding up very well, taste and texture wise... my husband found my cookies and has been eating them! I'll just have to make more tomorrow.

I was having the color bleed problem as well and didn't think of the second layer of chocolate being too hot. That's a good point. And I found that a pound of the melts only covers about half of the oreo package. I'm going to have to do some research where I can find some melts that I can in bulk vs 1 pound bags.

thanks again! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 99
Those look so good! I'm adding them to my list of things to make!
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post #8 of 99
I've never seen molds for Oreo's. Where can you find them?
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post #9 of 99
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There are websites mentioned within this thread for the molds...

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-131561.html
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post #10 of 99
GeminiRJ - i did that. i did the first color, let it harden in the freezer. then put the second color. i guess my mistake was that the second was way too hot! The website is 3dmolds.com which is now www.spinningleaf.com
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BTW they send you a free mold, their choice and shipping is about 6-7 dollars.
post #11 of 99
3dmolds.com carries the oreo molds.
post #12 of 99
JenWith you can order melts in bulk from here

http://www.candylandcrafts.com/Merckens_Rainbow_Wafers.htm

They have tons of colors and you can buy up to 50 LBS cases. HTH.
post #13 of 99
i have been to the candylandcraft stores, love them! they do have a nice big selection.
I usually buy my chocolate melts from Michaels, i use wiltons though.
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I usually buy my chocolate melts from Michaels, i use wiltons though.



Ditto, I stock up when they have the $1.79 for a 1lb bag sale. I haven't been able to find them cheaper then that.
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post #15 of 99
I just received my 3 ordered molds from www.3dmolds.com today (now spinningleaf.com)... you are right they mailed me a free mold, it has pumpkins on it icon_smile.gif I can't wait to do the molds.... I will be soooo busy this next 2 weeks with cakes, but I will squeeze time in for some oreos!
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