You all know by now I love to try new things. I'm not terribly experienced in candy making, not hard candy anyways but when I saw these hard candy moulds over at Inspired by Chocolate I knew I would give it a try
How to make Butterfly Lollipops!
Makes approx 12
1 packet hard candy mix - this is a mix of sugar and dehydrated corn syrup - a no-fuss-top-results solution! (purchased from www.inspiredbychocolate.com.au $3.40)
Butterfly hard candy mould (do not use chocolate moulds as they may melt, candy is much hotter) $4.25
1/3 cup water
Flavour if you wish
Colouring as you wish
Candy thermometer $6.95 from Alfresco Emporium
Lightly spray your mould/s with canola oil and place lollipop sticks in place.
Ensure your colour, spare lollipop stick for each colour and flavouring are on hand in easy reach.
In a saucepan empty contents of sugar candy mix and water, stir to combine and heat on a medium high heat with your sugar thermometer attached. Heat until temperature meets 'hard crack' stage - 300 degrees F (150 degrees c)
Add flavouring at this stage if you wish. (If you'd like to colour all candy a uniform colour, add colour also - I have not done this in this case)
Pour into mould without delay, leave remaining mix in saucepan off the heat and reheat as necessary.
Whilst setting, with your spare lollipop sticks, dip into colouring and then swirl into the candy (I added a few drops into the mould beforehands). Mix more than one colour as you wish. I have used both Queen and Wilton colouring - both with same performance/result.
Allow to full dry/harden (about 15-20 minutes), wrap in cellophane bag and tie off with twist ties and store in airtight container.
And guess what? The lovely Catherine and Brian from Inspired by Chocolate are you a chance to win a kit valued at $22.95 to make your own - this will include:
- One Hard Candy Mould tray of your choice
- One packet Pre-mix Candy Sugar - this includes dehydrated corn syrup, it's a no-fail mix!
- One packet of lollipop sticks
- One package Loran flavouring
- One Queen food colouring
- One packet cellophane covers
- One packet of silver twist ties!
But that's not it! The wonderful Kathryn at All You Need is also throwing in a kiddy apron and oven mit set - these are brand new range, only a few days old - so your little kitchen helper will also be a mini fashionista!
They are cute and well priced to boot at $25.00 a set - a few unisex styles too for those who have little budding Matt Morans' in their house!
OK, so what do you need to do to win?
- Leave a comment here with your favourite/most desired product from either Inspired by Chocolate/All you need
- An extra entry if you pop over to Mama Loves to shop and leave a comment there about my shopping tips!
- An extra entry if you tell me your kidspot social login!
Competition only open to Australian residents
Competition ends midnight Sunday 11th April
Winner Announced Monday 12th April
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