I just received my molds a few days ago. In another forum a few days ago they were talking about these molds and one of the forum members (of course I can't remember her name) downloaded some of her pics of some petit fours that she had made with Kathy's molds. They were beautiful. I am wondering how she got the petit fours to come out so shiny. They were made of just regular brown chocolate but they came out shiny. Maybe is she sees this thread she can download the pics again in here and tell us all how she got them so shiny. Or maybe someone knows how she did it? thanks.
are these the ones Upload by: Mac
These are made by using molds and cutters from Kathy Scott. Cake is inside the candy melts with fondant toppers and luster dust.
I have these molds and the picture I downloaded was of petit fours done in white. But I do know that Kathy Scott adds melted Paramount Crystals to her melted chocolate which gives you the shine and keeps the chocolate soft enough to bite into without shattering. You could also use melted Crisco shortening in place of the Paramount Crystals.
If you use tempered chocolate, the surface of the chocolate will come out of the mold very shiny. If you use melts, it will still be shiny but not so much.
No, sorry those aren't the pics that this person downloaded. That's OK. Maybe she will see this thread. The pics that you have here are very nice though. The petit fours came out nice. thanks.
Was this the photo? Posted on Valentines Day.
Those are the ones!!! Thanks so much. Aren't they beautiful. I will PM mjs to see how she got them so perfect and shiny. Thanks so much ShirleyW!!!!
Your welcome. I was waiting for JanH to come online because she can always find anything.
I've have been trying to find where to order these petit four molds but can't find them. Will someone please tell me where I can order them from. Thanks so much.
Here's Kathy Scott's ebay store http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Sweet-Expressions-Silicone-Molds_Petit-Four-Kits_W0QQ_fsubZ13QQ_sidZ11246859QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322
She appears to be out of petit fours kits at the moment, but she always restocks, so check back.
Since there has been some recent "chatter" on here, I'm hoping that someone who knows will see my question. If not, I'll search some more and then post a new question.
I have had Kathy's molds since first seeing them on CC - three sets. I'm planning to actually use them next weekend for a bridal shower, but I really need to get them done ahead of time. I'm thinking about using my Ghiradelli Dipping Bars because ... I bought out Sam's supply and I understand that they are soft enough without adding paramount crystals. I have been told not to freeze the dipping "chocolate" so does that mean that I can't make my petit fours ahead of time and freeze them????
so does that mean that I can't make my petit fours ahead of time and freeze them????
That's correct. Because freezing causes expansion and contraction, the flawless coating on all your beautiful petit fours might crack.
Also, they don't really thaw pretty. They'll lose their glossy sheen and may develop spots.
You can, however, store finished petit fours in the refrigerator. That will buy you a few extra days. I tell my customers to consume their petit fours within 2-3 days, depending on what they're filled with.
And now... stay tuned for posts from those who freeze their petit fours with no problems whatsoever. LOL
Thanks so much, Diane. I'm not having to do 100's (this time), so the refrigerator will be fine. I'll get them all done towards the end of the week for the Saturday shower.
I have been wanting to order her molds and cannot find where to order them.
Could you please tell me how you ordered them?