Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Five Benefits of Making Your Own Lollipops

Are you thinking about making your own lollipops, but you’re still on the fence? While it does seem easier to purchase store-bought lollipops, there are a number of reasons you should have some fun and try out the DIY method. We’ve listed just a few of them below.

1. You Have Control Over the Mold of the Lollipop

One of the biggest reasons that people make their own lollipops is because it yields one-of-a-kind, 100% customized candy. Throwing a themed baby shower? Find a mold that fits your theme and go to town. Celebrating a holiday? We can help you out with a large selection of molds for every major holiday, from Christmas to Saint Patrick’s Day. Feeling artistic? Go free-form!

2. You Also Have Control Over the Colors and Flavors

Of course, the size and shape of the lollipop isn’t the only thing you’ll get to customize. You’ll also have control over the flavor, which means never ending up with a hundred banana-flavored lollipops left behind. You can also play mixologist and make up your own flavor concoctions. The sky is the limit when it comes to colors too, so pick a combination that represents your favorite sports team or fits the theme of a party and have fun.

3. It’s an Easy, Fun Way to Impress

Let’s be honest: Most people don’t make their own lollipops. For them, it’s an unimaginable feat of gourmet prowess. You don’t have to tell them that it’s easier than it looks! Serving DIY lollipops at a party or setting a bowl of them out in the living room for house guests is a great way to show people you know how to take care of every detail.

4. You Can Give Yourself an Instant Chemistry Lesson

Sure, making lollipops is fairly easy. But you do have to know some fundamentals about how things work. This project will give you a quick refresher course on temperature or dissolving points. It’s a fun, delicious way to teach the basics of Chemistry in the kitchen to kids. Just remember to be safe!

5. It’s a Great Start Before Branching Out into Other Candy-Making

We have a hunch that once you start making your own lollipops, you’ll probably get the bug. Candy-making can become a full-blown hobby — one that rewards both your artistic and culinary skills. Fortunately, we have you covered should you choose to branch out. From tools and accessories to edible glitter, we have everything you need to see your confectionary visions through.

So grab some lollipop sticks and give a new recipe a try – a delicious new adventure awaits!