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post #16 of 27
Hey Janice, Sorry I answered to this post & never came back to it. I saw it right before I went to bed! Stayed up late AGAIN to read posts! Gotta stop doing that. Got busy today & didn't have a chance til now to get on CC...

I agree with what auntjudy said. I left out a lot. icon_smile.gif I agree with everyone else too. Great ideas!! Man, ya'll are good!!
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post #17 of 27
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Hey tcturtleshell, that's ok. I got great advice from all the wonderful ladies here, including you, that really know their stuff. After all these great ideas, I called the client and gave her a price of around $22-$25 for a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries, and she said she'd get back to me. After looking up websites on chocolate dipped strawberries, I think this price is a steal! I couldn't believe that 6 chocolate dipped strawberries would cost $38.00! Some websites have all this fancy packaging such as gold or velvet boxes, but after all the great ideas I got on here, I could give the client a good product and nice presentation and even save her money. I hope she calls me back! Thanks to all for all your great advice.

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post #18 of 27
Do you use special strawberries? LIke the ones with the long stems? Regular strawberries don't seem to be uniform size/shape. Also, how far in advance do you make them and do you keep them refrigerated? I made some for the family once and they wept all over - what a mess!
post #19 of 27
I use the long stem strawberries.. they are easier to dip. Make sure the berries are very very dry when you dip them. The earliest I would do them is the night before.. Ideally the same day is best. Yes refrigerate them.
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post #20 of 27
I use the long stem strawberries.. they are easier to dip. Make sure the berries are very very dry when you dip them. The earliest I would do them is the night before.. Ideally the same day is best. Yes refrigerate them.
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post #21 of 27
I made them for a wedding cake, and I dipped them at the very last minute. They dry quickly. I put them on the cake just before the wedding and by the time I got to the reception, they were beginning to weep. Nothing major, but I am glad that I waited to dip them as long as I did.

Another tip, you might want to make sure that the strawberries are at room temperature before you dip them because if they are cold, they will form condensation on the outside of them and they will ruin your chocolate.

I also do not refrigerate them afterwards as I have heard that it does something to the chocolate??? Maybe someone else has better advice about this.
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post #22 of 27
Thanks Gingoodies!
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by luv2cake

I made them for a wedding cake, and I dipped them at the very last minute. They dry quickly. I put them on the cake just before the wedding and by the time I got to the reception, they were beginning to weep. Nothing major, but I am glad that I waited to dip them as long as I did.

Another tip, you might want to make sure that the strawberries are at room temperature before you dip them because if they are cold, they will form condensation on the outside of them and they will ruin your chocolate.

I also do not refrigerate them afterwards as I have heard that it does something to the chocolate??? Maybe someone else has better advice about this.


Well, some people think it makes them sweat more, but honestly they are going to bleed out eventually no matter what you do. I don't find that refrigerating them effects the chocolate, I find the biggest thing is to use the berries very dry, not over ripe and let them set and refrigerate. Don't do them up ahead and don't put them on a cake ahead of time either, last minute is best.
They actually do keep better refrigerated.
I never get the puddling or chocolate foot, but I put a toothpick through the stem area to dip and I insert the toothpicked strawberry upside down in a styrofoam sheet until set and often refrigerate them this way, in a covered container.
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post #24 of 27
Squirrelly Cakes what a great tip. I never would have thought to dry them that way. Thanks!
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post #25 of 27
Heehee, warning, before you know it you will have slabs of styrofoam all over, haha!
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post #26 of 27
SquirrellyCakes, I do the same thing..kind of....I dip my long stem strawberries then I place them upside down through the holes of the container that they came in, they always end of looking very nice...leaving no foot on the bottom...
post #27 of 27
Heehee, funny thing is, the foot is actually my favourite part so if I am making them for home, I leave a foot on these or cake balls. Can't have too much chocolate, haha!
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