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post #61 of 99
I know this will probably sound strange, but what do you all mean when you talk about the chocolate blooming?

I tried using nestle milk chocolate chips last night and even though the taste was great, the chocolate was way too soft. I like the idea of mixing it with the wilton candy melts. I will try that next. Maybe it will have the perfect balance. So far though, my favorite is the Baker's chocolate melts.
post #62 of 99
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Originally Posted by marcy11

I know this will probably sound strange, but what do you all mean when you talk about the chocolate blooming?

I tried using nestle milk chocolate chips last night and even though the taste was great, the chocolate was way too soft. I like the idea of mixing it with the wilton candy melts. I will try that next. Maybe it will have the perfect balance. So far though, my favorite is the Baker's chocolate melts.



hi marcy. i'm not sure why it blooms, but this is what it looks like then it does. see how one mouse is like all weird looking and the other is fine?
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post #63 of 99
thanks jescapades, that is strange. I have no idea how or why that would happen, but I am sure they taste just as good to keep and eat at home!!
post #64 of 99
I got a call from a local church looking for donations for gift baskets they are raffling off. I decided to put in 3 chocolate covered oreos and a small chocolate fortune cookie. Now I need a good way to package them for the baskets that won't cost a fortune.

Any ideas?
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post #65 of 99
Well.......how about a Chinese take-out box? They are cheap and come in cute colors.
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post #66 of 99
meg, how about cellophane bags with cute ribbon?
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post #67 of 99
I am so excited about trying chocolate covered oreos. In my small town, there is not anyone that makes cookie bouquets or chocolate covered oreos. There are cake decorators and they are way better than I could be, but if I add this to what I can do then maybe I can draw in more customers. Thank you
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post #68 of 99
marcy, when real chocolate is not tempered, it will have that cloudy look, which is the "bloom". Tempering has to do with temperature, and real chocolate just isn't as forgiving as "dipping" chocolate.
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post #69 of 99
I ordered 4 oreo cookie molds the other week and was so excited to try them. I came across a problem that I have not seen mentioned on this whole thread. When I filled the mold with choc & oreos, hardened, then released them - the cookies sometimes had spaces around the sides of the oreos that were bare. I really tried to center the cookies in the mold so I'm not sure if that's the cause but they looked horrible. I also had a slight bloom on them. Did anyone else have this issue? I now know from reading all of your messages - NOT to fill the mold too full after putting the oreo in. Scraping off the excess chocolate is a MESS! And maybe I didn't push the oreo down in the mold far enough because when I did scrap the excess chocolate off the top - the top of the cookie became exposed a bit.

I have another question about cco. When I would hand dip the oreos with no molds - they didn't look as perfect but while the chocolate was still gooey - I would decorate them with sprinkles and little hardened sugar decorations. Now I've discovered with the molds that since the chocolate comes out of the molds already hardened - how can I decorate easily with sprinkles & stuff? I can't figure it out. I tried to quickly put them in the microwave for a few seconds but that was a complete disaster.
post #70 of 99
heidi, how about putting the decos in before you put the chocolate in?

i had that bare oreo issue a few times too. i noticed it happened when i pressed the cookies in after i covered them with chocolate. if you fill up the mold about 1/2 - 3/4 with chocolate, then put the oreo in then cover the top, it shouldn't happen too often. (in my experiences, anyway).

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post #71 of 99
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Originally Posted by heidinamba

I ordered 4 oreo cookie molds the other week and was so excited to try them. I came across a problem that I have not seen mentioned on this whole thread. When I filled the mold with choc & oreos, hardened, then released them - the cookies sometimes had spaces around the sides of the oreos that were bare. I really tried to center the cookies in the mold so I'm not sure if that's the cause but they looked horrible. I also had a slight bloom on them. Did anyone else have this issue? I now know from reading all of your messages - NOT to fill the mold too full after putting the oreo in. Scraping off the excess chocolate is a MESS! And maybe I didn't push the oreo down in the mold far enough because when I did scrap the excess chocolate off the top - the top of the cookie became exposed a bit.

I have another question about cco. When I would hand dip the oreos with no molds - they didn't look as perfect but while the chocolate was still gooey - I would decorate them with sprinkles and little hardened sugar decorations. Now I've discovered with the molds that since the chocolate comes out of the molds already hardened - how can I decorate easily with sprinkles & stuff? I can't figure it out. I tried to quickly put them in the microwave for a few seconds but that was a complete disaster.



I sometimes use those squeeze bottle to fill my molds. I add more on the sides before putting the oreo in. Just like you put a dam of icing inside to fill a cake, I do that with the chocolate before putting the oreo in. This way, when I put the oreo in, it comes all the way up the sides.

After you take the oreos out of the mold (or whenever you are ready) try using some melted chocolate as "glue". That is what I do when I put sprinkles on them.
I also use chocolate as glue when I put another molded piece of chocolate on top of the oreo. This way, I can dress the oreo for any occasion.
post #72 of 99
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Originally Posted by kerrixx1

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?



I don't know about the molds from silverleaf. I got mine somewhere else. But, I do not wash any of my molds. It ruins them. I just wipe the molds out with paper towels.
post #73 of 99
After I used my 4 molds they were covered with smears of chocolate. I guess I should have looked for cleaning info but I put all 4 of them in the dishwasher and they came out clean as a whistle. They look perfectly clean (and not warped) but now after reading the above post, I hope I did not destroy the finish on them. I guess I was just too lazy to wash them by hand.
post #74 of 99
I just placed an order for the support ribbon & the flower molds at spinningleaf.com After seeing the pics of what you all have done with them I can't wait to try this out. Thanks!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #75 of 99
When you first get your molds, it is safe to wash with soap and water. Just this first time. Any other times, just wash with warm water and don't use any soap.
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