My sister is getting married to a wonderful guy the day after Thanksgiving. I could not be more happy for the both of them. They are such a good match! It is impossible to be in their presence without feeling the love between them. With my Aunts help we are throwing my sister a shower this Sunday. Our theme is an outdoor tea party. Finger sandwiches, tea, scones we’re doing the whole deal.
Along with other favors that will be given out I volunteered myself to make chocolate lollipops. Have I ever made chocolate lollipops before? No, but I always make my kids birthday cakes and I am pretty crafty so how hard could it be? Turns out pretty hard! I have never worked with chocolate before. I went to Michaels. We have an A.C. Moore in our town, but this Michaels is brand new, so I thought I would check it out. I love all things crafts and I was NOT disapointed. I made a mental shopping list of other things I would like to pick up in the future. While in the checkout line Butter started to play with the candy display and was particularlyinterested in a large york peppermint patty. I thought it was sweet that he handed one to his brother to hold in his stroller, but I kept a close eye becaus I didn’t want Peanut to attempt to eat it wrapper in all. Guess I had my eye on the wrong guy because in a split second Butter had squished his Peppermint Patty into a ball! AAAARGH! It may not seem like a big deal, but after a half hour of shopping and a lot of “Stay close to me please”, “Don’t touch that it will break”, “Let’s put that back” and “Come along now’s” I was starting to sweat and ready to get home. I had Butter apologize to the cashier for the squished patty, she was kind enough not to charge me for it and I purchased:
two packages of Wilton lollipop wrapping kits (cellophane bags, lollipop sticks and twist ties)
heart lollipop mold
The Chocolate was very easy to melt. I put in a microwave save dish for 30 second intervals, afterwich I would stir until smooth.
My first mistake was deciding to do two colors. I thought i would paintbrush in the first color and then add the second color on top. The result was that the second color would melt the first color. As a result the first color would run and not look as good as I’d like it to. I decided to do a simpler version for my second batch and just do two different colored hearts no paintbrushing. However, the colors are still running AAARGH!! Perhaps I should let the chocolate cool a little more before adding the second color.
Two bags of chocolate made about 25 pops. I finally got the hang of it towards the end. They remind me of black and white cookies. My advice would be if it’s your first time do a couple practice batches first!