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Where to buy chocolate/candy molds in Los Angeles?

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SebastianRedSox Oct 22, 2009 02:58 PM

hello all.

I'm looking for a store where I can buy chocolate molds (preferably the flexible kind). I've checked at "regular" places like Crate+Barrel and sur la table, but they only have larger brownie sized molds. I'm looking for something in the more traditional small chocolate size, and perferablly without a distinct shape, plain circles and square shaped is perfect.. All purpose candy molds may be just as good. If anyone would know where I could purchase some that would be fantastic.

I know there are some options online, but I'd preferably want to see them in person and time is sort of the essence. Many, many, many thanks!

  1. Kitchen Queen Oct 23, 2009 05:05 PM

    As Burger Boy mentioned - The Candy Factory. By far the largest collection of molds I ever saw. And, if they don't have what you want, they'll order it for you. And, the chocolate depending on type will either be: Nestle (white), maybe Merckens for the light and Guittard or better on the dark. They also have bags of rainbow and mint. Last time I was there, it was 4$ a 1 pound bag I think. They also used to sell 5 pound blocks of caramel, which was so great 'cuz that was always hard to find. They also have little decorative sugar delcos for holidays, b-days and such. I've been going to this shop for 20 years. They used to have classes too but, not sure anymore.

    1. monku Oct 22, 2009 05:24 PM

      Michaels has them.
      http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home

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        Burger Boy Oct 22, 2009 04:43 PM

        Gloria's on Washington near Centiella.

        The Candy Factory
        12508 Magnolia Blvd
        Burbank, CA

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        Gloria's Cake & Candy Supplies
        12453 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        Candy Factory
        12508 Magnolia Blvd North, Hollywood, CA

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          cakewhole Oct 22, 2009 09:29 PM

          Hey,
          Can anyone fill me in on Gloria's? I've driven by several times - have meant to stop in- but am very curious. What's it like and how do prices compare to Surfas/Sur La Table/W-Sonoma, etc.?
          Thanks in advance.

          1. re: cakewhole
            Dommy Oct 22, 2009 11:16 PM

            The prices are comparable... and the quality of the stuff okay, lots of Wilton and the standard home cakemaker stuff... We still prefer Surfas for cake rounds, parchment rounds and boxes though, we find them at better quality for the price there...

            For things like cupcake wrappers and smaller candy boxes, I perfer the E-Bay for the best deals....

            --Dommy!

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              cakewhole Oct 25, 2009 09:35 PM

              Thanks; this is exactly the kind of information I was looking for.
              -L

        2. Servorg Oct 22, 2009 03:12 PM

          Maybe you don't have to think in terms of "chocolate" molds per se? Something like this might work for you: http://awesomedrinks.com/hb_mini_ice_...

          1. cakewhole Oct 22, 2009 03:06 PM

            Have you tried giving Surfas a call? They might be able to tell you enough over the phone to decide if it's worth a trip.

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              Harry Nile Oct 22, 2009 03:08 PM

              Or check the surfasonline.com Web site. Lots of round and rectangular candy molds, but I didn't see any squares in a quick look.

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                Michelle Oct 22, 2009 07:18 PM

                Surfas definitely has them, we were there not too long ago and saw them there. They have the molds, plus all different types of chocolate. Have fun!

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