Charge For Chocolate Dipped Oreos Help

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BCo Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 1:50pm
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interesting - the www.sugarcraft.com takes me to the BBB website and tells me about the unsatisfactory record they have!! Ok - not buying from them!

Anyone have problems buying from them?

tiggy2 Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 2:39pm
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WOW, that is very interesting. Guess I better look elsewhere.

tiggy2 Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 2:52pm
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Here's another site that has them for $1.99 each http://www.onestopcandle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc? I didn't see a minimum order but check to be sure.

BCo Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:29pm
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Thanks Tiggy- there is a minimum order of $9.90 - or they will charge you a $5 additional fee.

But it's a good site - there's lots of stuff to look at!

Thank you again

tiggy2 Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:45pm
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You're welcome! $9.90 is a lot better then $50 and 4 of each mold on another site icon_biggrin.gif I'm going to look through their site to see what else I need (or want) before placing an order.

jjbrink Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:48pm
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fraggle- i will have to agree with you about the great customer service with 3dmolds. i read from this post about when you order you get a free mold sent to you also. (even though i didnt not see that anywhere on their site). so in the comments section when i placed my order i asked them if i could get the face mold as my free mold. they also had a place asking you what you were using the molds for, so i told them. not even 2 hours later i received an e-mail from them. they said that usually they put the free mold that they have the most of at the time, but to leave my recomindadtion and they would try and get the one i wanted. and also he commented back on what i was using the molds for, and would probly be pleased with the new release they were about to put out. they were very friendly.
i was very shocked that they took the time out to send a personal e-mail back and also that they actually read my e-mail. usually you get one of the automated responce e-mails. so that made my day, knowing that there are some companies that go beyond to provide customer service.
i too thought the molds were a little pricy, but after that i was very pleased with the company icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif and also the freebie icon_wink.gif

nattyk Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:56pm
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Here is another place that has the same mold as 3dmold for $5.75 with a flat rate shipping of $6.95 for orders $0-$25. I did order mine from 3dmolds, I haven't seen anyone comment on their shipping price-but surely the free mold would cover it.

http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/StoreCategory.aspx?CategoryID=1605&CategoryName=Oreo%C2%AE+Cookie+Mini+Molds

MomLittr Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 1:00am
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Despite my best intentions, only got around to trying the chocolate covered Oreos today (see pic). Had alot of leftover orange candymelts, so used them. My son said the candy part was too thick on the top and bottom, so am going to go a little lighter on both sides, and not fill the mold all the way. When food shopping today I saw the bakery selling chocolate covered Oreos (looked hand dipped), and were selling them 2 for $1.49. Being the ones we can all make with the molds are alot nicer looking, I plan on charging $5 for 6 cookies, which comes to about 83 cents each. Being all the work that is involved in these being decorated, that is a very fair price as far as I am concerned. Any thoughts?

deb
LL

tayesmama Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 4:55am
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Pricing sounds good to me! 83¢ is a steal for hand-dipped, yummy oreos!

Yours look great by the way! thumbs_up.gif I'm still waiting for some extra $ to buy some of those molds icon_rolleyes.gif LOL

Sunflowerbagel Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 7:04pm
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Okay, even though I have PLENTY of Oreo molds, I did jump on the wagon to get the face mold. I also wanted to see which one I got for free (tee hee - I'm a sucker for surprises). They sent me the Celtic one and I couldn't BE more grateful, as I have orders for 3 dozen St. Patty's Oreos icon_lol.gif . Their customer service ROCKED! I tried the mold with luster dust and without.
LL

MomLittr Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 7:48pm
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Sunflower, I have the celtic one too (and yes, fell for that funny face also) and now I know how nice they come out. May also try the green design with white covering. Can I ask how much you charge your customers for these since you have lots of orders? icon_rolleyes.gif

Phyllis52 Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 8:36pm
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Any hints are how to get the melted chocolate into the molds smoothly?

I've tried a few ways and I'm not having too much luck. Maybe I'm just not thinking...............

Sunflowerbagel Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 9:07pm
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I mentioned on the first page that I charge $7 for 8. It sounded like I charged more than other people, but I get a lot of requests. I have 3 of those orders for Thursday. Then I do "assorted cookie trays", and include these, along with truffles and sugar cookies. I have 2 St. Patrick $20 trays and 1 $30 tray due on Thursday. In that context, I don't really know how much I charge individually... I just kind of throw them on the tray. icon_redface.gif So, I don't know if that helps much.

Phyllis, I don't know why your chocolate wouldn't be smooth. What do you use? I know Crisco can make it glossy. I've never had problems with it not coming out perfectly. Maybe someone else can help?

cakesoncall Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 9:29pm
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Love the flowers and the celtic oreos! I guess I'm gonna have to jump on the bandwagon and order some molds too...I've been itching to try something new. icon_biggrin.gif

Phyllis52 Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 9:34pm
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Oops, I didn't express my question clearly - sorry!

I meant since the oreo molds take so much chocolate, what do you use to melt them in and how do you pour them in the molds. Do you put them in a measuring cup to begin with.....if I use a decorating bag to melt them in, there's not enough chocolate.

I hope this helps!

Thanks again guys.

lilkimberb Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 9:50pm
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I use disposable decorating bags. Just easier for me I guess. And less mess. Also that way if I have any leftover I just leave it in the bag and tie it up and place it in a tupperware container for the next time.

loveqm Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 10:10pm
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I have a quesiton for ya'll...these looks soo adorable and I would love to try some out but can you use regular chocolates for them or do you have to use chocolale melts? And how do you do it where the chocolate is softer and not so hard to bite into?

TIA

qtkaylassweets Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 11:04pm
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I have been using candy melts for awhile now and I always add crisco to them. I makes it a bit more smooth and not as thick. I have also noticed that when I use the crisco, it is easy to bite into it. I also do not make them very thick.
I put them in disposable bags and use that to put into the mold or I have also used those plastic bottles. Both work pretty good.

fragglerock1 Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 3:00am
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I use the plastic bottles made for candy making to melt and pour.

qtkaylassweets, how much Crisco do you use per bag of candymelts?

qtkaylassweets Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 3:21am
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I put about 2-3 tablespoons in for 1 bag. Sometimes I put even more. I first melt the melts in a bowl in the microwave then I add the crisco. I take my spoon and dip it and see how it drips off of the spoon. If it looks thin enough, then I put it in my bag or bottle. If it is still a bit thick, I just add little by little until it thins out. I guess one day I should get an actual measurement.

I always add the crisco whenever I am doing things with the candy melts. I use to use those paramount crystals (i think thats what they were) but those got expensive. That is when my pastry teacher at school told me about the crisco.

MomLittr Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 10:27am
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doesnt' the crisco give the candymelts a greasy feel and taste?

GeminiRJ Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 11:48am
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The Crisco didn't give the CandyMelts a greasy quality when I needed to add it to some red candy. I've only used Ghiradelli chocolate for the Oreo molds, so I don't know how the CandyMelts would be for this. When I do other molds I use the CandyMelts, and never added Crisco.

qtkaylassweets Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 2:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MomLittr

doesnt' the crisco give the candymelts a greasy feel and taste?




No, it helps to thin out the candy melts and make it flow a little better. It also gives it a bit of a shine.

I also use the crisco when i do chocolate dipped pretzels. I really thin it when I do those.
I also use it when I make truffles. It is easier to dip them.
The crisco is doing the same thing as those paramount crystals. But the crisco is much cheeper.

loveqm Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 7:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I've only used Ghiradelli chocolate for the Oreo molds,




So you canuse reg. chocolate for this... does it taste different from candy melt? was it sifter to bite into? does it make the cookie soggy?

So to do this you put choc. in the bottom first coat all around, let set, then add a cookie & add the ret of the chocolate?

GeminiRJ Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 8:40pm
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The Ghiradelli is actually "dipping chocolate" (double chocolate flavor) that I bought at Sam's. It's very chocolately, very good quality. I pour enough chocolate into the mold to almost fill half way. Rattle the mold to get rid of any air bubbles. Push the Oreo down into the mold, then pour in more chocolate. Rattle the mold again. I fill just enough to cover the Oreo, which is not quite to the top of the mold, but almost. To make the chocolate set faster, you can put it in the refrigerator.
If you use real chocolate, you would have to temper it first. This intimidates me, so I just use the dipping chocolate!

bakesweet06 Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 9:26pm
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WOW ... I've just discovered this discussion and placed my order too thumbs_up.gif Thank you for all the information

nattyk Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 2:51pm
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Could you tell me how much crisco you would add to a package of candy melts? TIA

namaman Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 5:20pm
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And if you get in 3dmolds.com mailing list, you get a discount on the molds too... I think it is 5%, but it's better than no discount!

mississippigirl Posted 14 Mar 2007 , 1:11am
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I just ordered the ribbon mold and blossom mold from 3dmolds.com. I've got to do a breast cancer fundraiser in june, so i thought i could use white chocolate and tint the ribbon pink. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Thanks for the suggestion

mississippigirl Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 9:12pm
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i have a stupid question. I bought the ribbon oreo molds. i am going to do pink and blue for a SIDS fundraiser on 04/20. I cannot find pink or blue chocolate candy melts where i live. Could i use the wilton paste coloring (that i use for cakes) and tint melted white chocolate? I'm not sure if it will work or not. any ideas apreciated.

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