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post #31 of 53
Easiest thing is to use Merkins (or other brand) chocolate melts. Can also use the chocoalte bark from the store. Real chocolate has to be tempered and then keep at a percise temperature range or it will not set or "burn". Remeber, no water can touch the melts or chocolate, or it sets up like concrete!!! You need to use oil based colors and flavors.
Liz
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post #32 of 53
Thanks Bossy! I did use the chocolate wafers. I haven't tried one yet but guess I'd better before I give them away tomorrow.
Thanks for everyones help

Donna
post #33 of 53
I use the Ghiradelli dipping chocolate from Sam's and it works and tastes great. I've used many different kinds of dipping chocolate including the Merkens. I've been making molded chocolates for over 30 years and never have a problem with the colors running. Usually I pop them in the freezer between colors to speed up the process. It only takes a minute between colors. When I first started making molded chocolates I purchased the paint brushes used to paint model cars. I think they were Testor's brand. They were inexpensive little white brushes and the bristles don't shed. I still use some of those same brushes.
post #34 of 53
Can you put a chocolate transfer sheet on top of an oreo that was dipped using a mold? Does that make sense? I see really cute designs on some of the choco dipped oreos but they all seem to be hand dipped and I have a few molds. Thanks!
post #35 of 53
Here is a picture of my oreos that I gave as gifts. Hopefully the pics will come out. I've been trying to figure out the resizing.
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post #36 of 53
Well guess it worked. Twice! Sorry about that
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by vickymacd

I have several molds from Spinningleaf. They are such nice molds and very sturdy compared to the normal plastic molds!

One tip when making the oreo's using the molds. The molds call for the double stuff oreos. First off, make sure you like that thick of a cookie.
I personally don't. Then, by the time you pour all that choc. into the molds, the cookie is very large. Even my choc. loving kids said that was way too much chocolate AND a cookie.

Next time, I'd use the regular cookie and only fill it to cover the cookie and not all the way up which th double stuff does.
Just my opinion.



Your memorial ribbon cookies have turned out brilliantly! I didn't order that one! icon_sad.gif Wish I had now, though! But I had to be mindful of how much I was ordering (espeically as it had the potential to be something I ordered and then never ever used! LOL!!)

I ordered:

Baby feet
Big heart
Lots of love
Party stars
Cherry blossom
Plumeria
Smiley
Standard cookie mould
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post #38 of 53
They will send you a free mold also with your order. Thats how I got the memorial ribbon.
post #39 of 53
A question about chocolate quantities: I have just ordered some one pound bags of Merkens. Approx. how many regular oreos per pound of Merkens will I be able to cover when hand dipping? How many double-stuf can I cover when using a Spinning Leaf mold?

I'm usually a "try it and find out" type, but I'm getting the supplies from the States and I will increase my orders if I've underestimated.
Thanks.
Ann
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post #40 of 53
What's 'Merkens'? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by Relznik

What's 'Merkens'? icon_biggrin.gif



It's a brand of dipping chocolate. It's actually Merckens. I misspelled it in the above post.
post #42 of 53
I used the Wilton candy melts - they seemed to work fine. I only use the dark cocoa tho for the base
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by miss_sweetstory

A question about chocolate quantities: I have just ordered some one pound bags of Merkens. Approx. how many regular oreos per pound of Merkens will I be able to cover when hand dipping? How many double-stuf can I cover when using a Spinning Leaf mold?

I'm usually a "try it and find out" type, but I'm getting the supplies from the States and I will increase my orders if I've underestimated.
Thanks.
Ann



I used 1 1/2 lbs. of Merckens chocolate for one package of double stuffed oreos when I hand dipped them. The molds took quite a bit more chocolate so if you use those I would recommend at least 2 lbs. per bag. Hope that helpsicon_smile.gif
post #44 of 53
Do you have to get Merckens online or at a certain store?
post #45 of 53
Do you add anything to your Merckens to make it shiny? I used it and it just wasn't shiny like I had expected. Tasted really good though.
Margie
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