Famous Choc Wafers
Posted: 10 January 2012 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am excited to be making pupcakes for a birthday this week but am so new to baking / making anything fancy that I am worried.  The recipe for each puppy decorated cupcake includes a template for ears that says to use Famous Chocolate Wafers.  They weren’t an option at the local store although I found a further away store i could go to - if i found the time.  Instead, I bought a thin wafer thing called Oreo ThinCrisps.  Other ideas we had were chocolate grahams or oreos with the insides scraped out.  I will be making a practice litter tonight because i am so nervous - my question is, since i have never seen a Famous Choc Wafer and with the idea that i will be cutting and shaping dog ears out of the cookie, do you recommend one of my local options over the others?  Or maybe just have a lot of frosting in a piping thing ready?  Any advice is very welcomed!  Thank you.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I recommend just baking a recipe of chocolate cookies; they’ll be a lot better than the Nabisco product anyway.  There’s really nothing special about them, other than being pretty dry and not very sweet.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you for posting in my week of panic. 

I’ll see how some turn out tonight and see if i can make them dog ear shape and color.  thanks.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Just wanted to wish you luck!

If the store-bought cookies turn out too difficult to shape without breaking (is that what you’re trying to do with them?), do what Charles recommended, make up a basic chocolate sugar cookie and then you can cut it to shape before you bake it.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Famous Wafers were pretty crispy as I recall; you could get a similar effect using the oreos with the insides removed.  I thought the wafers were bigger cookies, though.  Can you find chocolate Nilla wafers? Or those oreo cookie things that are more like cake (softer)?

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Posted: 10 January 2012 09:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Birthdaycakedevote,
I went to my kitchen and opened a box of the Famous Nabisco Chocolate Wafers that I use for a wonderful mocha chocolate icebox cake.
They are 2 and 1/4 inches round and about 1/8 inch thick.
Don’t know if this helps.
Good luck! smile

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