This year I was asked to serve on the auction committee at our old high school – yes, Christopher and I are high school sweethearts. Of course I accepted (the way I see it – I’m in no position to give money, but time is something I have…so I volunteer there whenever I can).
Anyway, throughout the course of the meetings it came out that I had a blog. Therefore, I should be in charge of the food committee! And of course I accepted! We, as a food committee, decided that it would be cheaper to make our own desserts. One woman offered cookies, another mini cupcakes and another truffles.
I tried to make Bakerella’s apple cake pops and it was a total disaster. I’m not even going to post those pictures – they’re just too bad. So, after panicking for a day or so (because I didn’t have a plan B) the Hubby saved the day. Knowing that I had an abundance of candy melts he went to the local bakery supply store and got me some flower molds and more sticks. What a sweetheart!
So, I spent the next 4 nights making over 300 chocolate flower lollipops. The process is quite simple, but the melting and waiting for things to set is what takes the longest.
Candy melts in assorted colors
Plastic molds – in shape of your choice
Wash molds well and dry thoroughly.
Melt candy in a double boiler or in the microwave until smooth (if using the microwave, go in short 20 sec. increments – you don’t want it to burn).
Gently spoon candy into molds. Give them a quick tap to let it settle, insert the stick and top with a little more candy.
When all of your molds are full, place tray in the freezer for 7-10 minutes.
Gently pull on stick to get the candy to release, set aside, start over.