To make the Upelkuchen (oreos), color your melted vanilla wafers with violet oil candy color and then dip oreos using a dipping tool (easier and nicer looking than using forks I think- easily worth the $9 investment). Let the excess drip off and lightly scrape the bottom of the oreo against the side of the bowl. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Once the coating has hardened, write EAT ME on the top. To do this, melt dark or semi sweet chocolate in a ziplock bag until just melted. Do this in 10 second intervals. Be careful not to melt right through the bag….don’t laugh. Once melted just enough, zip the top and clip off a very small tip off the corner. You can go bigger but you can’t go smaller so be conservative. Twist at the top of the chocolate and you are ready to write. PRACTICE before you do it on a cookie….or else give that cookie to your hubby or child or dog….it took me a couple cookies to make it look right. The key was to let it cool enough so it is easier to write with. If it is too runny it will look weird…..so let it cool another 30 seconds or so.
To make the other fancy looking ones you need a chocolate transfer sheet available at orson gygis, Baker’s Cash-N-Carry, Amazon.com, or a plethora of other online bakery retailers. (They don’t come cheap though.) Get one that is fun! These are essentially plastic sheets designed with cocoa butter colored with powdered food coloring. These (minus the plastic sheet) are completely edible. I cut my transfer sheet into squares that just fit the top of the oreo. So after you dip the oreo and place it on the parchment paper, take a transfer sheet square and place it on top of the oreo (while the chocolate is still melted). Press lightly to make sure there are no bubbles and the transfer sheet is in complete contact with the chocolate. Allow to dry and carefully lift off the plastic. Done! Super cute. Be careful with these dipped oreos because they melt really easy. Keep them real cool until you need them.
To melt vanilla wafers or chocolate wafers, you can throw them in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them or you can use the double boiler system. I like to get the water boiling then take it off the heat and put the top bowl on (with the wafers inside). Be sure not to get condensation in the chocolate. Allow the wafers to melt for a few minutes and stir. If needed reheat the water and repeat (depends on how many wafers you have).