While I consider myself to be a “crafty” person, I haven’t done any special baking projects in quite some time. I used to buy the cake molds from the craft store, you know the ones I am talking about, but none of those molds ever lasted past a couple of times using them. If you are a crafty person, or even if you aren’t, you will want to try the products that Fancy Flours offers. I was privileged enough to review a few of the products from Fancy Flours to make an Oreo Cookie Project.
Oreo Cookie project with Baseball Mold
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The project that I undertook was to make “mock baseballs” using the Oreo Cookie Baseball Mold. The project was easy, as I just used the easy to follow instructions provided.
To begin, I set out all the necessary supplies to make the baseballs.
After melting a few of the Red Confectionary Wafers in the microwave, I used one of the small paint brushes to dot the confectionary into the mold. However, I think that perhaps a squirt bottle would have been just as easy. The instructions suggest using a squirt bottle as an alternative. After filling the mold with the red confectionary to symbolize the laces on a baseball, I gently tapped the mold on the countertop to release any air bubbles. While waiting on the red confectionary to cool, I used the microwave to melt the White Confectionary Wafers in small increments of 15 seconds each time, as I had done previously with the red confectionary wafers. Using small increments ensures that the confectionary does not burn. It’s a fine balance that needs to be obtained to allow the confectionary to spoon or pour easily. If you are familiar with the process, you will have no difficulty determining the right consistency; however, if you are a novice, such as me, it’s best to use small increments when melting the confectionary.
After the red confectionary had hardened, I spooned the white confectionary into each cup to a depth equal to about one-third of the volume of the cup itself. Again, I tapped the entire mold on the countertop lightly to release any air bubbles.
The next step in my project was to place the Oreo cookies into each cup. In doing so, the confectionary rose to cover the sides of the cookies. I pressed a bit too hard on a couple of the cookies, which pushed the confectionary up over the top of the cookie.
I then covered the cookies with the remaining confectionary. To ensure that I had not overly filled each cup, I took a knife and ran it across the top. I was successful in that I had not overly filled each one. Repeating the process of attempting to release any unnecessary air bubbles, I very gently tapped the entire mold on the countertop. I then waited until the confectionary had cooled and hardened, and then put the mold into the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes. This helped to remove the baseballs from the mold. Once I removed the mold from the refrigerator, I gently pushed on the bottom of each cup to release the baseball.
The finished product. While there was a bit of bleeding from the red confectionary, I don’t consider the project as a failure. In fact, I consider it a complete success. With the experience that I have gained from completing this project, I know where I made my mistakes and will do differently on my next baking session.
My husband and I both tried our baseball treats at the same time. We both loved our treat for the day.
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