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post #16 of 23
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Thank you for the tips and the compliment! I need to try paramount crystals bc I do lots of chocolate and Oreo molding.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

for the record, 'shards' of chocolate are never a problem at my table

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LOL same here! I don't know too many people who would complain icon_wink.gif.
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Could you just put a dummy in the bottom part and not have to cut through it? If the top alone serves 14, that should be enough cake for the table, right? At most events, the tables only seat 8-10 people.
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If using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, Wilton says it has the capacity for 10 cups of batter.  This is roughly equivalent to about 2 box mixes.    I don't know how large the OP's silicone is compared to the Wilton product.   You can get quite a few servings out of two box mixes.

 

If you only wanted to serve 8 people, you could place the cupcake "top" on a cake circle and just cut 8 wedge servings.  You could fill the candy melt "bottom" with candies or mints or any number of surprise goodies.  You could even package the surprise goodies in the chocolate "bottom" in tiny, individual cellophane bags. 

 

Here is an excellent thread with photographs of the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan and a candy melt bottom:

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=165721

 

Here are photos I made of the Wilton "mini" giant cupcake pan liner made with orange candy melts.   I was practicing to see how they turned out.  Here is a link to the Wilton site for both the mini-Giant cupcake pan and the Giant Cupcake Pan:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4018F320-423B-522D-F5ECDA6F3A2ABB5E&killnav=1

 

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=934954ED-423B-522D-F0F7000C16FC74FC&killnav=1

 

post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sassyzan View Post

Could you just put a dummy in the bottom part and not have to cut through it? If the top alone serves 14, that should be enough cake for the table, right? At most events, the tables only seat 8-10 people.
That's a very good idea! Thank you!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Apti View Post

If using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, Wilton says it has the capacity for 10 cups of batter.  This is roughly equivalent to about 2 box mixes.    I don't know how large the OP's silicone is compared to the Wilton product.   You can get quite a few servings out of two box mixes.

If you only wanted to serve 8 people, you could place the cupcake "top" on a cake circle and just cut 8 wedge servings.  You could fill the candy melt "bottom" with candies or mints or any number of surprise goodies.  You could even package the surprise goodies in the chocolate "bottom" in tiny, individual cellophane bags. 

Here is an excellent thread with photographs of the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan and a candy melt bottom:
http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=165721

Here are photos I made of the Wilton "mini" giant cupcake pan liner made with orange candy melts.   I was practicing to see how they turned out.  Here is a link to the Wilton site for both the mini-Giant cupcake pan and the Giant Cupcake Pan:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=4018F320-423B-522D-F5ECDA6F3A2ABB5E&killnav=1

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=934954ED-423B-522D-F0F7000C16FC74FC&killnav=1








Wow that is a very clever idea! Never would've thought to put something else in the shell part. I am going to try that and make sure the top part stays level with the stuff in the bottom....and make sure the cake board doesn't move around. Sounds so much fun. Thanks!
post #22 of 23

HotPink~~If you use the bottom chocolate shell as a base for a cake and frosting top, you will need to clean up the top edges of the chocolate shell so it will look nicer and be level. 

 

Here is an excellent way to clean the edges from a youtube video by another CakeCentral member, Shawna McGreevy.  Go to the 1 minute 45 second mark in the video and you'll see a 15 second demo of McGreevy melting the top edges of her "cup" by briefly smoothing the top along a warmed cookie sheet.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVmNLvHBCr0&feature=youtu.be

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

for the record, 'shards' of chocolate are never a problem at my table

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Lol im with you there
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