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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009 10:11:00 AM »

I LOVE oreo balls!!  Yours look great!  I've thought of shaping them before in the silicone trays for christmas but ended up just cutting them in squares, which soon turned to balls, lol. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009 11:21:07 AM »

They look so perfect! I can never get mine to look that good. And yes, I pretty much visit Bakerella's blog on a daily basis!
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009 12:44:22 PM »

*droool* these look soo good. i've yet to try oreo balls but i might have to do it asap now!
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009 09:58:11 PM »

awww thanks everyone for your sweet comments!!! i'm so glad i only used just a few for their tins because i've been munching on the left overs!

kjlutz : i don't know what you're using to coat them but I just use regular chocolate bark from kroger or walmart. its usually very easy for me to use it by just tempering it in the microwave in 15 second intervals. slow and steady is what i say Tongue although the past week has been rainy and humid so it started breaking on me last night but i just added a few drops of oil to smooth it out again. if humidity is your problem, then you might want to try adding some oil but not too much otherwise it wont harden back as well. also make sure there's absolutely NO water involved in the process. water is your #1 enemy when you melt chocolate or bark. i hope that helps Smiley

suganspyyce: i can't imagine doing those in silicone pans. it sounds like too much work! i highly recommend just using cookie cutters on very cold dough. i had my dough in the freezer for a couple of hours then brought it down to the fridge to soften a wee so i could spread it out and cut it. once i cut them i pop them back in the freezer and i only take them out one by one to dip them in the cocolate. the colder they are, the faster the chocolate sets around them and there's almost no wait time. it's super easy guys i swear!

again, hopefully my comments are of some help! and thanks again everyone for the positive response! Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009 10:54:45 PM »

hey gals! i'm glad you guys like them Smiley thanks for the sweet comments!

karin_: i just went to count our packet of oreos and it says a serving is 3 cookies and there's 15 servings which would give you a grand total of 45 cookies to a standard oreo packet. i hope that helps!


thanks again everyone!

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Thanks! I'm off to try and find some!
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009 11:37:26 PM »

These not only look extremely YUMMY - they're so pretty too!
You did a great job!
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2009 08:52:22 AM »

My friend and I made the original style cake balls for the first time the other day! We used silicone ice trays from Ikea to make our heart shapes, but I can see how a cookie cutter would be much easier. We had a lot of trouble dipping the hearts in chocolate -- they'd only get partly covered and we ended up mostly 'painting' them with the back of a spoon instead. Any hints?

I love the way the sprinkles on yours are both simple and elegant. We actually piped icing on ours to look like chocolates and it took forever with no better result, really.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2009 10:31:27 AM »

My friend and I made the original style cake balls for the first time the other day! We used silicone ice trays from Ikea to make our heart shapes, but I can see how a cookie cutter would be much easier. We had a lot of trouble dipping the hearts in chocolate -- they'd only get partly covered and we ended up mostly 'painting' them with the back of a spoon instead. Any hints?

I love the way the sprinkles on yours are both simple and elegant. We actually piped icing on ours to look like chocolates and it took forever with no better result, really.

were you dipping them with your fingers??? whenever i dip anything, i always use a toothpick. it can be kind of tedious but i think the final result is worth it. in this case, i stuck the toothpick into the top part of the heart and dipped them into the chocolate. as soon as it's set, i twist the toothpick off and scrape any rough chocolate off with my nail or a plastic spoon or the back of a butter knife until its smooth. then with a toothpick i just fill in the hole. sometimes you can't even see it so i just leave it alone.

i'm working on my blog post right now so hopefully my step by step process will help any of you guys who still have questions.

happy valentine's day everyone!!!  Kiss

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2009 11:25:05 AM »

These look so Delicious!!!  I love looking at Bakerella's site also.  These Oreo things keep coming back to haunt me.  Happy Valentine's Day
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2009 04:30:59 PM »

you did a beautiful job. I would definatly gobble those
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