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post #16 of 74
I wonder if there are any soap molds or large ice cube trays or any other sort of mold at the local craft store that would work in the same way as the molds sold on ebay. I will have to check out my craft stores. I could just make my own cutters to cut the cake with and save some money since I already have all the supplies. I will repot back with my findings. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 74
just a tid-bit, but when I ordered the kit last night off of eBay (Kathy Scott's), it mentioned the molds could be used for other projects like soaps! So I bet your idea would work perfectly!
post #18 of 74
I am going to try over the week end. I sure will post.
Allison
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post #19 of 74
I went to joanns and michaels today looking for soap, clay, or candle molds and didn't come up with anything the right size. There was one set of soap molds that had flowers on the top that would be cute, but it was the only one that was the appropriate size. They are all either too odly shaped to be able to fit all the componants in, or they were too large. I guess there is no law saying that they need to be a certain size, but I just had a dainty image in my head. I will look at hobby lobby this weekend, they have all kinds of oddball stuff, maybe I'll have better luck there!
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post #20 of 74
Sorry I don't have any suggestions (all the ones here sound great though) but a funny story.
When I worked in a bakery, the owner had an order for like 100 petit fours. Ugh! But when I started making them, she said that I was doing it all wrong and INSISTED that petit fours meant a small 2 inch 4layer cake. So each layer was like 1/4 inch high with a smearing of buttercream!! IT WAS THE MOST HEINOUS TASK EVER!! By the end I was just smooshing together crumbs and buttercream!! Be glad you have an easier way!!
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post #21 of 74
Welp, just completed my petit fours!! They're in the freezer right now and I have absolutely no idea how long to leave them in there! icon_lol.gif
I used my Kathy Scott kit and besides being a little messy, it was fun! Not too complicated at all. Going to take them out and decorate after a bit. Then I guess I put them in the frig?? If someone knows, please share!! icon_rolleyes.gif A couple of them will have the fondant box lid. Guess I could just leave them on the counter?
post #22 of 74
Just have to leave them until chocolate sets. And they will be fine on the counter.
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post #23 of 74
I used the Kathy Scott kit over the holidays. I left mine out on the counter without any problem (I did not have any exteme temperature changes).

You just leave them in the frig long enough to set - you will know, as they come out of the molds with a gentle tap. I found it did not take long at all.

I wish I had thought of doing them for Valentines day! I just made a bunch of heart shaped cookies dipped in white and dark chocolate.
post #24 of 74
NOTE!!!!!! i think everyone that makes petit fours will be as exicted as i was to see these (i dont even make them). Wilton just came out with a pan that looks like its perfect for these. It looks liek an oversized silicone square ice cube tray. i saw it in joann fabrics in NJ. Any other question PM me.

its was 9.99 and was a little smaller then a 13x9 pann with atleast 25 squares (probablay more like 30)
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post #25 of 74
Just wanted to share with ya'll how they came out. Thanks mac!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
LL
post #26 of 74
HI

I have a bride who wants different types of icings and chocolate and white cake.........would these cutters still work? From what I read in the post you cover your petit fours with chocolate......why is the bride asking for icing and different types to boot! I've never made these before so I need all the help I can get as it's for a "big" client.
What would you charge for what this bride is asking:
different flavors of icing
a chocolate layer and a vanilla/white layer
decorated with butterflies, dragonflies and flowers (assorted)

Thanks!

Tammy
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post #27 of 74
These would work for what you've been asked to do I think.
Each shape is a mold that you coat with chocolate - and you could use different flavors (white, dark, etc.) for that. Then you place the cake into the coated mold - so you could put the chocolate cake in some and the white cake in some. Then you fill the mold, with the cake in it, completely with chocolate and place in the frig to set.
The instruction advise not to decorate the chocolate with royal or buttercream icings as they may not stick as well. The kit comes with the "topper" molds that you fill with the fondant. I'm going to try filling them with some chocolate this weekend just to see if that works.
(this is a close-up of one of the toppers)
Thanks for looking!
Margaret
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post #28 of 74
What do you think the cost would be,

she wants gold and silver leafs, a butterfly, a dragonfly and flowers not all on one but on assorted ones........

Tammy
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post #29 of 74
Well, I can only tell you what I charge: $1.00/each; $1.25/filled. I'm a little limited in what I can charge (for anything!) because of where I live. "mac", the one that helped me with these, lives in Auburn about 3 hours north of here and charges $2.50/each.

Not sure how you could get gold and silver leaves, butterflies and dragonflies on them unless they're chocolate or fondant. You could make flowers either out of chocolate or fondant. The other designs too I guess.
post #30 of 74
Margaret which kit did you buy from ebay, I am looking but they have different kinds.

thanks

Adriana
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