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Caramel Bar Sets?


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#1 Matthew Kirshner

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:05 PM

Hello Everyone,


  I have a client who is interested in chocolate covered caramels.  I was wondering if there was a cheaper solution to caramel bar sets to use instead. I would rather not use sheet pans.  Any suggestion would be great.


Thank You!!



#2 Kerry Beal

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

Yup - I go to a place called the Metal Supermarket - get them to cut me 1/2 inch square aluminum bar to the lengths I want.  I get hubby to buff the ends so they aren't sharp at all.  I actually have a variety of bars from 1/2 by 1/4 to 1 inch square for a variety of projects.  Very inexpensive compared to the purchased caramel bars.  

#3 Alleguede

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

You can also use a frame, silicone noodle, ...

#4 Edward J

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

Same metal supermarket, but s/s instead of aluminum.

#5 pastrygirl

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:15 PM

How big a batch do you need to make at once? I use a square false-bottomed cake pan lined with parchment, fine for the occasional small batch, and the sides are perpendicular, unlike a sheet pan.

Edited by pastrygirl, 15 May 2013 - 07:16 PM.

#6 Matthew Kirshner

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:09 AM

sorry for the late response to this pastrygirl,  I needed at least 60 caramels.  I managed to build an 8" square from my local steel works place(literally costs me $3) so it got the job done.  I would have normally just use a sheet pan or a square cake pan, but in the past it was harder to remove the product from the pan.  thank you everyone for the advise.   I am sure I will have more questions later on as I am getting my catering business grows. 

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