Cookie On A Stick With A Twist???

Baking By chefdot Updated 5 Apr 2008 , 2:12am by Happybug98

chefdot Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 5:12pm
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Instead of using a cookie, has anyone tried using rice crispy treats? If so, does it work well with the icing or do you have any pointers? Anyone have any ideas on how to do that too? I thought about the pourable fondant too, but never used it and not sure how that would work and look... anyone? icon_smile.gif

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KHalstead Posted 29 Mar 2008 , 5:28pm
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I've done them on sticks shaped like ice cream pops and dipped them in chocolate.......yummy!!

Honeydukes Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 8:22am
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I cut out shapes with my cookie cutters and then dip them in chocolate. I pipe details with colored chocolate and sometimes add RI flowers, eyes (whatever's appropriate.) There is a fancy kids' store that sells them (4" or 5" or so) for $5.95, I think. They are very similar to these:
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JenWith Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 2:30pm
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Honeydukes-
When you pipe with chocolate, do you have any issues with it being too thin and running all over the place or find it too thick to pipe with? I really like this idea for my DD birthday party as a favor (we're doing a Mickey Mouse theme) and I'm thinking I can do a Mickey and Minnie on a stick but want an easy way to add a bow to Minnie's head.

Do I make any sense or am I rambling?? I'm on a telecon at work right now... multi-tasking at its best!

cakesonoccasion Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 2:53pm
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Jenwith- you can dip the whole thing in chocolate and then do details in RI as well- that ould be super cute with Mickey Mice!! icon_smile.gif

cookiemookie Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 3:19pm
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It works great! I tried it with the ones you buy at the store.

I used the Wilton cookie sticks. They went in very nicely.

I then used chocolate in a squeeze bottle to decorate them(nothing fancy). While still wet added some sprinkles. Dipping them works nicely also.

My DH even got into the act and used M&M's and pretzel sticks. I then baggeg them andadded some curly ribbon. They made nice Valentine treat favors.

I have also done them in a big pan and cut out shapes. You can always find someone to eat the scraps! icon_biggrin.gif
LL

cakesonoccasion Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 3:29pm
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That one on the bottom in the middle cracks me up! icon_smile.gif

cookiemookie Posted 1 Apr 2008 , 5:32pm
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I bet you can guess who did that one!

Honeydukes Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 9:10am
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Originally Posted by JenWith

Honeydukes-
When you pipe with chocolate, do you have any issues with it being too thin and running all over the place or find it too thick to pipe with? I really like this idea for my DD birthday party as a favor (we're doing a Mickey Mouse theme) and I'm thinking I can do a Mickey and Minnie on a stick but want an easy way to add a bow to Minnie's head. ...




You could always pipe the chocolate bow separately and then add it with a spot of chocolate for "glue." Draw the bow on a piece of paper, then tape a piece of wax paper over that. Outline and then fill. That way if you mess up you haven't ruined your mouse.

If you need your chocolate to be "thicker" for whatever reason, add a couple of drops of water until it becomes the right consistency. I saw Jacques Torres do that on his chocolate show. He said it would add texture. I tried it to pipe carrots on some choc. bunnies and it worked great. *Add the water just a drop at a time and stir really well in between -- it'll thicken quickly. Too much water will seize up your chocolate!

If your chocolate is too thick use paramount crystals. (You can use shortening or oil in a pinch.) I melt the PC in the microwave before adding to my chocolate; adding a little at a time until it's just right.

GeminiRJ Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 5:39pm
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JenWith - You could do the bow out of fruit roll-ups. I did this with a bow around a teddy bear's neck, and it worked very well.

JenWith Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 7:25pm
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Great ideas GeminiRJ and Honeydukes! I will have to do a test run and see which works better. I totally forgot that I could do a chocolate transfer and the fruit roll up sounds like an excellent idea!

bakincakin Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by cakesonoccasion

That one on the bottom in the middle cracks me up! icon_smile.gif




I agree and the one next to it on the left reminds me of a deer in headlights. I love these. You did a great job and it's a great idea.

Karen

cookiemookie Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 2:40pm
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Yes, my DH is quite the decorator! He did all of them on the left. We had a blast doing these. Our grandson loved them.

They were much easier than doing cookies on a stick.

yankeegal Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 4:29pm
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Happybug98 Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 2:01am
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Honeydukes- What is paramount crystals? I am not familar with it. :0

Honeydukes Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 2:54am
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Paramount crystals are a solidified form of palm oil -- they look like little white flakes. You add them to your coating chocolate to thin it. I believe they can also be used to temper couverture chocolate. You'll find them anywhere you buy your coating chocolate. I prefer to melt them first, then add the liquid a little at a time.
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Happybug98 Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 2:12am
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Honeydukes - thanks for the info I will have to try this next time I work with chocolate. icon_biggrin.gif

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