Bad Expierence With Tuxedo Strawberries

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 23 Apr 2008 , 11:32am by MessiET

cakebaker1957 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 4:54pm
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I tried for the first time to make the tux strawberries and it was a disaster, they were lumpy and the white chocolate wouldnt set up so i put in the frig then i tried to dip them in the choc and i was holding them by the side and the white choc wanted to melt it was awful, wished i had a pic i would let everyone see them i got so mad i have no ideal what went wrong if it was the white choc that was Sams club brand or what i will try again (Maybe)

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KoryAK Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 5:59pm
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What type of chocolate did you use? Chocolate chips are not designed to be melted and re-set. You need almond bark or couverture (which would need to be tempered)

mmgiles Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 6:05pm
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I use almond bark and have had nothing but great results. But I havent tried tuxedo strawberries yet. Only plain chocolate covered strawberries and drizzled with white chocolate.

mamajan61 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 6:07pm
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I use the ghiradelli almond bark and have never had a problem. I used the Aldi brand one time, and still had great results.

bigmama1961 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 6:20pm
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MAYBE YOU GOT THE CHOCOLATE TO HOT FOR THE SECOND DIP, MINE ALWAYS TURNS OUT GREAT. BUT YOU CANT RUSH THEM. YOU JUST KEEP TRYING YOU WILL GET IT RIGHT. DONT LET IT GET YOU DOWN..

elainec Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 3:35am
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Any particular istructions? I want to make them for a friend's daughter's wedding!!!

mamajan61 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 3:43am
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This is how I do mine... I wish I had a picture, but, anyhow...

I use the ghiradelli almond bark.. the white and the double dutch chocolate...

Put them each in a double boiler and SLOWLY melt them down... and I mean SLOWLY....

Take a dried strawberry and dip it completely in the white... lay it on a parchment lined cookie sheet.... actually do all the strawberries in the white first... then place them in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 minutes. Let them set real good.

Then you take your white dipped strawberry and gently lay one side in the dutch chocolate and roll it to the other side, leaving the white "V" for the front of the tux. Then place them in the refrigerator to set...

Bring them out of the refrigerator... I then take one of wilton's bottles that looks like a condiment bottle with the nozzle top... I can't for the life of me think of the name of it... and fill it with the dark chocolate...

gently make your bow tie and two or three dots down the center for the buttons... VIOLA!!!

Put them in the frig for just a minute or so... and you are DONE!!! Tuxedo strawberries!!!

Teekakes Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 3:57am
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I make mine like mamajan does and have no problems either.

I am sorry they gave you such trouble and hope you will not give up on making them! Once you get the first one correct you will be making them a lot! Hang in there!! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

mamajan61 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:09am
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That's right Teekakes.... the minute you get that first one done like it's supposed to be... then OMG you are hooked... I made them for a church function and everybody was mesmerized... they couldn't believe I had taken SO LONG to prepare those strawberries....

I just smiled...

elainec Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:16am
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Thank you so much for the help!!!!!!!!!!!
I am also donating desserts for our school's prom. Won't these be the hit!

feronilee Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:17am
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Wet berries could be responsible for all of the problems you had. You aren't supposed to wash the berries first but rather wipe them with a lightly dampened cloth and wait till they are completely dry. Any moisture makes chocolate a mess. But let me tell you, everything looks better with a tux! I did Peeps this easter the bunnies and the chicks and everyone loved them!

MessiET Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:32am
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Once your strawberries are done, do you leave them in the fridge until ready to use?

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