justcakn Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 7:53pm
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Hi, I saw some cute little mice that were posted in the gallery...does anyone know what is holding the kiss and the choc. covered cherry together? Dale posted the ones I saw, but I'm new to this site and I don't know how to ask him directly...so Dale if your out there, I need you..
Thanks,
jenny

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smileyface Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 8:00pm
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Check out this link: http://huntsville.about.com/od/cookies/r/micecookies.htm

I think it is the same or very similar to the ones Dale made. If not then go ahead and PM Dale, I am sure he will give you any help you need.

Have fun!

justcakn Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 8:12pm
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Tonia, Thank you..these look really close to what I saw. I thought the chocolate covered cherries were the ones that were already dipped, but I guess I can cover some like they said.
Thanks again,
Jenny

momsandraven Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 8:19pm
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Hi Jenny,
I just made some of these last week too, and I can tell you that the ones that Dale posted were done the same way as the directions that Tonia posted. The melted chocolate is what holds everything together. Make a lot- everyone loves these little guys!! icon_smile.gif

justcakn Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 9:19pm
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Thanks momsandraven, I'm going to the store today after work and make some tonight.

smileyface Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 9:49pm
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Your welcome Jenny. I haven't tried these but they sure do look cute.

I don't think I have ever seen already covered cherries with the stems still on them. And like momsandraven pointed out, you need the chocolate to hold the mice together.

Good luck and be sure to post those little cuties!!

luv2cake Posted 20 Dec 2005 , 10:00pm
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I just made some of these this last weekend. They are the cutest little critters!

I found Cordial Cherry filled Hershey's kisses. (Limited Edition) They are delicious and a great compliment to the chocolate dipped cherries.

I can't get over how cute they were!

Dale Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 3:42pm
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A day late on replying to this one huh? I missed it. Here is the recipe that I posted in a contest that I entered em into.

http://www.thedurhamnews.com/local/story/2859659p-9313471c.html

2005 Holiday Dessert Winners: Wild card winner
Most original entry


X-Mice by DALE
16 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening Oreo double stuff cookies Slivered almonds Red and green piping gel Maraschino cherries with stems Hershey kisses (Do not use real mice in this recipe. They won't hold still to properly set up and the taste is much too gamey.)

Twist the Oreos apart. Save the side with the cream on it. Melt the chocolate with the shortening. heat until melted enough for dipping. Dip the cherries into the melted chocolate and set onto the cookie. this will be the body. Put a kiss on the cherry. this will be the head. Put another kiss on your spouse. If you are not married, grab whomever is close to you. Do not kiss the dog. That's just nasty.

For the ears, take two almond slivers and position them between the kiss and the cherry. Take green piping gel and make holly leaves. Yeah, I know, you are not an artist, but hey, it's $.99 piping gel from the supermarket, just go with it. Take the red gel and pipe out berries for the holly. Use red piping gel for the eyes.

stephanie214 Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:04pm
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Hi Dale,

Glad to have you on...you've been missed big time icon_cry.gif

Congratulations on your big win...don't use real mice, to funnnny icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

cakebybek Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:06pm

Dale, congrats on your win your mice are so very cute.

cupcakes Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 8:59pm

Dale, this is just adorable. I am going to hold on to your idea and use it for next year! Thank You in advance for all of the fun I have to look forward to!

Loucinda Posted 4 Jan 2006 , 3:31am

Dale - I have to thank you too, the mice were a HUGE hit with every dessert tray I delivered this Christmas! Everyone just adored them!!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 4 Jan 2006 , 5:48am

And a big congrats er congmice to you Dale for most original entry haha, not only were the mice original but the method, well, it was most Dale-ish, haha! You do have such a way with words! Great idea!
Hugs Squirrelly

NEWTODECORATING Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 12:28am

Can anyone tell me if these need to be refridgerated? I was thinking no because most choc. covered cherries aren't but the jar says refridgerate after opening. icon_rolleyes.gif

Doug Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 12:33am

my experience is:

if made day of party...they have life span of party. (now I know I brought a plate full...where'd they all run off to???)

NEWTODECORATING Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 2:44am

Thanks Doug! I was hoping to put these on some Christmas platters I am making and wanted to do them in advance. I guess it is off to the fridge for them.

lu9129 Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:31pm

How far in advance can you make these?

Lu

tiggy2 Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 5:29pm

These are too cute! Does anyone have a suggestion for a substitute for the ears? My stepson is allergic to nuts but he just loves oreos.

MissRobin Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:38pm

Does anyone have a picture of these????

tiggy2 Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:42pm

Go to page one of this post and look in Dale's photos. They are just too cute.

NEWTODECORATING Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:44pm

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=search&search=christmas%20mice&cat=0&pos=5&search=christmas%20mice

Loucinda Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:53pm

Here is a pic of the ones I did (following Dale's instrucions) except I did mine on the white chocolate dipped oreos and instead of usuing gels I used buttercream for the eyes, nose, and holly.

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MissRobin Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 3:14pm

Thanks guys! These are adorable!!!

7yyrt Posted 20 Dec 2006 , 6:55pm

I want to make these, and I have all the ingredients. BUT I CAN'T TWIST THE OREOS APART!!! icon_cry.gif
How do you get the little buggers apart and keep all the cream on one side?!? I've twisted, pulled, sworn at the darn things! Would using a knife make the cream look weird?
...help..

Loucinda Posted 20 Dec 2006 , 7:11pm

It is trial and error unfortunately. I liked using either the whole oreo or the white chocolate dipped ones instead. Makes a nice presentation.

RisqueBusiness Posted 20 Dec 2006 , 7:21pm

I would use the whole cookie!! darn it...a cookie without the sugary white goo? what good is it except to make cheesecake crusts with? lol

also..you can make the ears out of rice paper if you have it..

or ..you can cut a candy melt in 1/2 or 1/4? and shove it onto with kiss with a little melted chocolate..

or just dab a little chocolate and pretend they were in a Sleighing accident with Santa and the Snowmen..??!!

7yyrt Posted 22 Dec 2006 , 2:15am

Here is a portion of the mice army. To see the invasion, check my photos...BE AFRAID, CHEESE-LOVERS - BE AFRAID!!!
LL

NeeNee30 Posted 22 Dec 2006 , 2:51am

These are THE cutest things!!!! My DS and I just got finshed making these at my mom's house with her!!! They are so easy and so cute, and my little one loved helping!!

brightbrats Posted 22 Dec 2006 , 8:52pm

O.k here is an embarassing question. icon_redface.gif

Where do you find the cherries with the stem on them ?

I have looked at several stores, and the stems are already off.

Is it the ones you buy in the produce ?

Help, I need them for tomorrow night.

Thanks guys.

Janette Posted 22 Dec 2006 , 9:01pm

I think it just depends on the store. I've seen them with the stemless cherries. They are used for mixed drinks you may want to try were they sell the liquier.

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