I ended up getting two 6-bar molds...perfect! They're made of aspen instead of pine to "step it up a bit" and they're even varnished. I like how he made the lids too..they're fitted instead of just sitting on top. I'm just so impressed! He did an amazing job!! These should last me a very long time. :)
the cut bars measure 2.25" x 3.25" and are 1.25" thick
the molds with the lids on
the first batch made in one of the new molds,
with a cocoa powder swirl
I did an unscented batch and put a little more cocoa butter in it than I normally do. It also has sweet almond oil and sunflower oil and it took a long time to reach trace. Maybe I'll use this recipe for when I try techniques that require a good amount of working time!