MariaK38 Posted 12 May 2010 , 9:36pm
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Today I got an order from a frantic bride whose wedding is next Saturday! Her original favors fell through, so she needs 210 pairs (420 total) of my bride/groom buckeyes! I KNEW I should have bought more dipping chocolate at the store today! Oh well!
Anybody up for some late night dipping sessions?! icon_biggrin.gif

Maria
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ChrystalO83 Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:34pm
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on my way! congrats

momma28 Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:40pm
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Congrats icon_smile.gif I would help if I were closer icon_smile.gif

Occther Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:43pm
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I hate dipping buckeyes - or I would offer to help. Have fun.

cookiedecorator Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:43pm
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Wow! Congratulations!! Good luck with your order.

menas Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:48pm
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How cute! Do you mind sharing how much you charge for these?

etr2002 Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:59pm
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Those are absolutely adorable!

NikkiB912 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:04am
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I loveee Buckeyes! Yum yum! Good luck with all of those!

Sherry1030 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:07am
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icon_surprised.gif OMG I would kill myself! I was frustrated after 40 cake balls today, can't imagine over 400 of those! Good luck to you!

ttehan4 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:11am

I just took an order today for 275. It was added to an already huge week. There not bride and groom ones though. I think I can knock em out fast. I like the bride and groom ones! I have bride and groom strawberrys to dip that same week...huuuhhh.

Kitagrl Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:19am

I wish I even knew how to MAKE buckeyes! I love them, but whenever I make them they get all mushy, and don't hold up firm like the Cracker Barrel ones do.

ttehan4 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:23am

Freeze the peanut butter balls before you dip them. It helps to keep them together. You can also try to add a little more PS.

Kitagrl Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:34am
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Originally Posted by ttehan4

Freeze the peanut butter balls before you dip them. It helps to keep them together. You can also try to add a little more PS.




Right...but I mean, like when you are ready to eat them....the ones you get at Cracker Barrel are nice and firm, and whenever I make them and they get to room temp and ready to eat, they're like mushy.

MariaK38 Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:34am

thanks, all! I can knock these out in 3 days, probably, if I'm really bookin'!
Using a Pampered Chef cookie scoop really helps, or I'd have carpal tunnel by now!
Menas, I charge on a graduated scale... the more you buy, the less you pay. The lowest I charge is $.80/piece, or $1.60 for the pair, not including packaging. Packaging is such an odd thing to price up front because every bride wants something different/extra to personalize it for their day.
Off I go to see how much peanut butter I have... not enough, I know!

Maria

jammjenks Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:38am

Can't help you form or dip, but I'll be happy to taste-test for ya!

MariaK38 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:14pm

oh, jammjenks, I already have 3 kids and a husband that are my taste testers! I don't think they'd let anyone else in the group... fewer buckeyes for them! icon_biggrin.gif

jammjenks Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:54pm

Oh well. Can't fault a girl for trying. icon_razz.gif

MariaK38 Posted 14 May 2010 , 1:56pm

the bride just cancelled via email. at least I hadn't started on them yet. she said her fiance wanted to "go another direction." ugh...

cylstrial Posted 14 May 2010 , 2:13pm

Well that stinks! You would think that with her wedding being a week away that she would want to stick with something. At some point, no one is going to make anything for her - or if they do, they are going to charge her out the ying yang!

MariaK38 Posted 14 May 2010 , 2:26pm

that's for sure! I'm wondering if they're just not going to do favors at all. at this point, I don't think that they could find anything very memorable.

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