I made this one last night, super easy and tasted great. I used premium Ghiradelli chocolate chips. You could switch up the flavoring and additions to it to meet whatever taste you are looking for.http://www.womansday.com/Recipes/Candy-Cane-Chocolate-Fudge-Recipe
I have the Wilton one and since the swirl (top) and bottom are seperate I don't torte any further - just fill between the 2 layers. It doesn't come with anything to make a hole in the center, but I guess you could hollow it out after baking if you wanted to.
Sounds like terrible customer service. I'd call back and ask to speak with a supervisor and if they don't help, go above them. Then put it in writing (certified/return receipt). You should not be stuck with an expensive, sub-par item.Good Luck!
I'm not a fan of the taste of gingerbread, so I can't answer this myself with a taste test. I'm making some mini gingerbread boys for the office. My questions is...does chocolate pair well with the flavor of gingerbread? I was going to coat the boys in melted chocolate and decorate. Again, they are mini cakes about 3 1/2 inches tall so it wouldn't be alot of chocolate.Thanks!