It may seem like I haven’t been baking much lately. But that’s not the case at all, my friends! I’ve actually been in the kitchen more so than ever. You see, I’ve been making lollipops. The whole adventure came on suddenly but has proven to be rather amazing. And, get this! I’m going to be selling them any day now!
Here’s the skinny: A couple of weeks ago, I revisited hard candy. It had been years since I made candy, and I don’t remember that being all that rewarding so I thought I’d give it another go. This time, I didn’t give up. Yes, I hit a few roadblocks and yes those roadblocks were frustrating, but within a week, I had this down. I had a lollipop created without corn syrup (something I insisted on) that tasted rather good! That’s when I began to play with different flavor combinations—combinations found in cuisines all over the globe. (It helps to have a husband that can cook!)
So I made a bunch of flavors. Some were great, some not so much. But I kept going and going until I ended up with some pretty remarkable flavor combinations. And they’re really beautiful to look at as well. Excited, I put them up for sale on Etsy and sold hundreds of bucks worth of lollipops within the first couple of hours. I was shocked and totally geeked about it. But we decided I moved a little too fast. And since Toby Joe and I like to do things the right way, we refunded all of the money we made, sent out a few freebie packages, and immediately started the process of getting all our paperwork in order; we should be up and running within the week.
All of my lollipops are made without corn syrup. They are all vegan. They are all really quite beautiful to look at. And they are all made with a great deal of love. I combine flavors such as pink peppercorn and watermelon; oranges, sesame oil and hot peppers; bananas and peanut butter; mango, Tabasco and lime. There’s even one for the youngsters called The Box Office that combines butter with actual popcorn. Kids go nuts for this one, NUTS!
But that’s not all! We have over 10 flavors at the time this was written and more on the way. I do hope you’ll stop by. I can’t wait to offer tongue workouts to all. ;]
I will be back with Mom It Down next week—like the real deal. I have a peanut butter cookie that simply must get some recognition.