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post #31 of 99
A cool video that shows how to use chocolate transfers. Might find this interesting (I did!)

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/videos/transfer_sheet_cookies.aspx
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post #32 of 99
In answer to your question about putting luster dust on the chocolate, I just make the below covered Oreos and they are brushed with luster dust. Also, the molds I used were soap molds from Michales. The round ones were a perfect size for Oreos.
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post #33 of 99
WOW, thos look amazing!
I can't wait for my molds to get here.
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post #34 of 99
So, my church was asking if I would do chocolate covered Oreos for Mothers day, but ordering all those molds would cost a lot, can I dip them? And then put them on wax paper??

And taste wise, the wilton melters works best??? Just want to make sure before I start pricing out how much all this will cost!

OH! How long do they take to harden?
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post #35 of 99
You can definitely dip oreos but they won't be smooth. You'll be able to distinguish the cookie versus the filling. Very lumpy looking. However, once dipped, you can decorate them like a little cake, using royal icing.

If you dip them, or place them in molds, they only take about 15 minutes to harden in the freezer. There are 5 molds to a sheet, so you would only need a few sheets since it goes so fast.

Any chocolate will do, Just depends on what taste you like. I think Wilton melts taste fine, but I use Guttards melts.

Good luck.
post #36 of 99
wow, chocolate dipped oreos are harder than i thought. i got my molds today (yay!), so of course, i had to play. i made dark chocolate oreos with wilton candy melts and i added paramount crystals. well, my chocolate went lumpy after a while and when i tried to get the gosh-darned things out of the molds, they wouldn't come out (i read somewhere to rap them on the counter. i tried that and broke one). so i decided to freeze them for a few minutes and my chocolate started to bloom! (what the heck!?). i had them on the counter all day, so it's not like i put hot chocolate into the freezer.

anyhoo, here's how they came out. i don't like dark chocolate, so i haven't tried any (it was the only chocolate i had, besides the red). i'm sending them to work with dh tomorrow.

i'll have to try again. maybe next time with some crisco?
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post #37 of 99
I tried my smiley face molds today too and what a flop that was, some of the noses were still in the mold and the bottoms were anything but flat. icon_rolleyes.gif
I left them in there for about an hour then put them in the fridge for about 5 minutes.
Oh well, practice makes perfect. Plus hubbies co-workers won't mind! icon_wink.gif
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post #38 of 99
Wow, I'm sorry you guys were having a little trouble with the chocolate. Here are a couple of tips that might help.

The chocolate is ready to come out of the mold when there are no "blotchy" spots on the mold. Blotchy spots kind of look like air pockets. It means not all the chocolate has hardened.

Your chocolate will be shiney when it's ready. Chocolate won't really stick to plastic or metal when it's hardened. You just tried to get it out to soon. Leave it in the freezer longer.

If you wacked it on the counter top and it cracked, it means you simply used to much force. It would be no different than if you hit a Hershey bar on the counter.

If your chocolate got lumpy, it means either you got it to hot, or it got cold. If you got it to hot then it seized up. You'll need to throw it out and start over. I always microwave mine by initially starting at 30 seconds. When the chocolate starts to melt, then I check it every 15 seconds. A half cut of chocolate only takes about a minute and a half to melt, depending on the product your using. Also, check it when the melts are still holding their shape. If you go to stir them and they start to desolve, their getting pretty close to being ready.

If your chocolate gets cold, just put it back in the microwave.

Don't give up. I know you can do it.
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post #40 of 99
If I didn't have this site....I'd be NOWHERE!!! I just got my molds from silver leaf today. I got the little smiley faces as my free mold. I just used regular chocolate chips, semi-sweet and wasn't sure how long to let them set in the fridge. I found that they sort of pull away from the plastic when they're ready and they pop right out. But what do you guys do on the bottom? Do you just pour the chocolate over the oreo and not smooth it out or do use a small spatula and wipe away the chocolate?
post #41 of 99
I pour in just enough chocolate to cover the Oreo, then rattle the mold a bit to settle the chocolate. I never over-fill, so I don't have to srape off the excess.
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post #42 of 99
That's what I'm going to do today because last night it was too messy otherwise.
post #43 of 99
I sometimes use the little quirt bottle things to fill the mold so I have more control over how much is going in to it. It also makes it eaiser on the top (bottom).
Also, after you fill the mold, tap it on the table or counter and it will smooth out the bottom.
post #44 of 99
I bought some Wilton candy melts this morning then went to my Walmart and checked the ingredients for Almond Bark and they're exactly the same. And my Walmart has Almond Bark in all kinds of flavors: butterscotch, mint, cherry, dark chocolate and of course, vanilla. So I'm using a paint brush to put colored candy in the flower shape of the mold and just using a plastic spoon to spread the covering over the oreo and tapping on the counter until all the candy settles around the cookie. No mess! You guys ROCK!!!! This site is like cake and cookie school...for free!

Oh, are these molds from silverleaf dishwasher safe?
post #45 of 99
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Oh, are these molds from silverleaf dishwasher safe?



i think it's spinningleaf, isn't it? as far as dishwasher safe, i'm not sure.
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