Sugar Work By Tiffysma Updated 19 Jun 2007 , 6:17pm by RositaFresita

Tiffysma Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 10:35pm
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I have an order for 400 buckeye candies for a wedding reception. Any suggestions on how to charge? That's a lot of rolling and dipping! Some with be mixed in with a cupcake tree and then there will be 3 each in goody bags on the tables.

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cakesbyjess Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 5:37am
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Wow ... that's a lot of buckeyes!!! I recently had to make 200 for a wedding, and I thought that was a lot!! I charge $12 per pound for buckeyes, and I get about 25-30 good sized buckeyes in each pound. Do you have to put the buckeyes in the goody bags? If so, definitely charge extra for that ... it will take more time than you think it will. I had to put each buckeye in a small clear plastic box and tie a red ribbon around each box, and it took me HOURS. Good luck!! icon_smile.gif

Tiffysma Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 9:27am
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Thank you sooo much for your response!! I was at a total loss on what to charge (we don't get many orders for buckeyes in TN icon_smile.gif ) I'm new to all this as well and usually just do a few birthday cakes here and there.

Thanks Again!!

slb1956 Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 10:02am
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Pardon me for appearing dumb..but what are buckeyes?.....

Tiffysma Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 10:08am
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Peanut butter candies - basically a peanut butter ball (pnut butter, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar) dipped in chocolate, leaving a circle of the peanut butter at the top to resemble a "buckeye" - which is kind of like an acorn or nut type thing. Ohio State football players are The Buckeyes.

Where in TN are you? I'm in the Memphis area.

cakesbyjess Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 9:56pm
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You're welcome! I'm glad I could help! Since I live in OSU Buckeye country, I get lots and lots of orders for buckeyes. icon_smile.gif

Tiffysma Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 10:01pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbyjess

You're welcome! I'm glad I could help! Since I live in OSU Buckeye country, I get lots and lots of orders for buckeyes. icon_smile.gif

That's why I was so glad you answered me!! icon_wink.gificon_smile.gif

thanks again!! You're a life saver!

RositaFresita Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 4:20pm
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Hi Ladies:
A coworker of mine brought to the office some buckeyes that her Mom sent her, They were so good, but she doesn't have a recipe.
Do you mind sharing your recipe?
Rosita Fresita

cakesbyjess Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 6:00pm
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Here's the recipe that I use (I just posted it in the Recipes section, but I'm not sure how long it will take to show up there):

18 oz. creamy peanut butter
1 lb. (3 cups) powdered sugar
1/4 lb. (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 cube (1" x 1") paraffin (optional --- may substitute 1 tbsp. shortening)

Blend together the first 3 ingredients. Roll into chestnut-sized balls. Insert a toothpick into the center of each ball. Freeze for at least one hour.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and paraffin (or shortening). Dip balls quickly into chocolate mixture, coating about 3/4 of each ball. Put on wax paper. Remove toothpicks and smooth out the hole (left from the toothpick) with your finger. Let the balls set up on the wax paper until the chocolate has hardened.

They are easy to make and so yummy! icon_smile.gif

RositaFresita Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 6:17pm
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Hi Cakes:
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, it looks so yummy.

Rosita Fresita

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