These are the supplies that I used for my first batch…the unsuccessful batch…
They turned out ooey, gooey, and gross. Plus, I started to question the use of Q-tips for lollipop sticks. Hygiene aside, they gave an air of unprofessionalism that even my half-assedness wasn’t comfortable with. So off to the craft store I went. (Later, Brian said he was impressed with my dedication, but he was kinda hoping for dinner. Dedication requires sacrifice, my friend.)
So here’s what you’ll really need…
2/3 Cup Wine (white or red)
2 Cups Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
lollipop sticks (or q-tips with the cotton cut off- if you’re ghetto)
lollipop mold of some kind
candy thermometer (ideally)
Mix the wine, sugar, and cream of tartar together in a sauce pan. Put over medium-high heat and stir until your hand either falls or burns off. Stick thermometer in. When the temp reaches 290-300 remove from the heat because it’s ready to pour! *If you don’t have a thermometer you can drop some in a glass of cool water, if it immediately beads up and hardens then it’s ready.
Place your sticks in the mold, then pour and let cool. It’s as simple as that!
*A note about molds- Apparently, the heat generated by melted sugar is comparable to the flames found in the depths of hell. DON’T bother buying a mold with fine detailed ridges, they will cease to exist.
My little lollipop purses are now dinosaur teeth. Not the look I was going for.
I had a bunch left over so I threw it in a silicone bowl.
Now that’s a big ass lollipop!
(Notice I’m still rocking the $60 manicure. That bitch better last me until Collin is in college)
These lollipops are perfect for bachelorette parties, girl’s night out, while helping with homework, really anything! In fact, I’m dropping a box of them off at my gynecologist’s office and suggest she hand them out after every pap smear.
Make sure to visit my girl Alyson over at The Shitastrophy! Disrespecting yourself with ridiculous bumper stickers? She’ll set your ass straight!