Monday, April 5

Butterfly Lollipops and WIN new design Tikiboo Apron set and Lollipop making kit!


Hello!  Today is your lucky day!  I posted a pic of these cute lollipops over at Kidspot on the weekend and there was much excitement and wanting to know how to make them... now I can tell you!

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

Ingredients/Apparatus:
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

Method:
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!

boring bits:
Competition only open to Australian residents
Competition ends midnight Sunday 11th April
Winner Announced Monday 12th April

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29 lovely comments:

PinkPatentMaryJanes on April 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh, I need to make those very much indeed - if only for home decoration - they're divine! And that amazing apron has an almost identical pattern to the contact we had in my pantry and kitchen cupboards growing up - what a retro flashback. Now I'll have to get into the kitchen again...

Sally on April 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wow those lollipops look fantastic... very beatiful indeed. BUT that apron is SUPER cute. Adorable. Geez, Catherine and Kathryn are both very talented - I wonder if it is in the name?

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on April 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

How gorgeous! You did an amazing job and candy making with all of that hot sugar is always something I approach with some caution. I bet the girls loved it, especially the resident fairy Olivia :D

Super Sarah on April 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I love your lollipops, they look gorgeous! If I could get anything off inspired by chocolate it would have to be to add to my cookie cutter collection. After easter I can't face any more chocolate so its that or some candy moulds. I am a little nervous of making hard candy though, I keep caramelising my jams so clearly am not that good working with hot temps!

tom_bec on April 5, 2010 at 2:39 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I need to get all the goods to make lollipops from inspired by chocolate. I love trying anything new in the kitchen and especially love trying anything that will delight and impress the child in us all! If I don't win I will still be buying the lollipop ingredients, I have to make them! I'm also a kidspot user - Becsteph - thanks for posting this link!

A cupcake or two on April 5, 2010 at 7:31 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

They are super adorable. I shop at inspired by chocolate. Its a cool shop that has so many fund things to buy. I will definately be making these lollipops.

nellbe on April 5, 2010 at 7:41 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

oohhh, I am so excited to be introduced to Inspired by Chocolate Liss! So very happy to find the cupcake edible images there!

nellbe on April 5, 2010 at 7:42 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

my kidspot social login is nellbe

Bec said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I am in desperate need of the Frilly Milly Coral Floral skirt from All You Need.
I think my favourite thing from Inspired by Chocolate would have to be the Aprons. I love Aprons!

My Kid Spot login is benbiancasmummy

m.e (Cathie) on April 5, 2010 at 8:55 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Liss they are fantastic!!

DarNonymous on April 5, 2010 at 9:49 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Liss, after you left me a comment I scrolled down my Blogroll to see what your latest update was, & I couldn't find you on the list. (Maybe that's why I got un-followed?!!!! Hehe)
Not that it matters too much, you are in my reader so I get your updates, but I tried to add you to my Blogroll & it won't allow it.
What am I doing wrong? It says something about updates for the URL can't be found. Just thought you'd like to know in case it's happening on others' too.

Oh & totally adorable apron set & lollies, IBC's sugar cupcake toppers are fantastic!

Liss on April 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Dar - I do follow you - that's how I found your post :P

if you have problems following me on the friend connect thing (that works right?) then try my RSS Feed. xx

JJ on April 6, 2010 at 7:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I have only just discovered the wonderful , all consuming world of blogging and have marked your blog as a favourite , so I can read your old posts. The lollipops are fantastic as i normally melt normal boiled lollies in the oven to make my lollipops , tasty but not very attractive. The inspired by Chocolate web site is one I wish I knew about along time ago.
Thank You

Beth on April 6, 2010 at 7:57 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

How have I only just stumbled across this now?! LOVE these. I know one little lady who would love them even more. Thanks Liss :)

Vicki on April 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh Liss as much as I want to win I think I just must buy a kit right now! Thanks so much for the idea I am in the middle of prepping for Arabella's birthday party and these will be PERFECT thanks heaps :D

PS I do still want to win though hehe

April on April 8, 2010 at 10:00 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

OMG, Liss I have been drooling over that picture all week on Twitter! I think I like the butterfly moulds the most!

the little red fox on April 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

beautiful! and fantastic prizes. i'm loving the dinosaur moulds at inspired by chocolate

Domilee on April 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

What a great and generous giveaway.. I need those dinosaur moulds from inspired by chocolate aswell, mt 2 boys would love them :)

Kirst on April 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh my they are cute :) I think that I need them as much as I want a Tikihat :)

Candice on April 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wow this is an awesome prize!!!
I love the Chocolate Coffee DIY Spoon Kits from Inspired by Chocolate.
candy3181@hotmail.com

Candice on April 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I left a comment on Mama Loves to Shop. Those plates are a really clever idea :)
candy3181@hotmail.com

Candice on April 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My kidspot social login is: CandiceE
candy3181@hotmail.com

Christie - Childhood 101 on April 11, 2010 at 4:39 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Loving the textured heart cookie cutters!

And my Kidspot login is Childhood101.

Lena on April 11, 2010 at 5:24 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wonderful Competition Prize :)
I've just been browsing All You Need and my favourite item has to be the "TikiBags Drawstring Kindy Bag". These would not only be great for a pre school bag but also for storing little Miss 4's things when we are out for the day or having a sleepover. The hardest thing is deciding which fabric to pick :))
alverv@bigpond.com

Hails on April 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

OMG I love love love those lollipops. I love baking and making almost anything (have trained and worked in fashion for 10 years, its an addiction!).
My most desired product from Inspired by Chocolate is the book 'All About Candy Making' by Autumn Carpenter.
My Kidspot Social login is Miffy09
Yay!!

Netti on April 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

LOVE THOSE LOLLYPOPS!!!
I have to make them for our next school fete!
INSPIRED BY CHOCOLATE... I'm inspired by your cookie cutters! I see some ferocious dinosaur sandwiches in my boys lunch boxes and who could pass up a 'stained glass' dragonfly cookie!

Netti on April 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Congratulations
So.... which of you lucky bakers won?

Liss on April 13, 2010 at 3:02 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hi Netti!

The winner details plus 10% off code for both retailers can be found here:

http://www.frillsinthehills.com/2010/04/lollipop-kit-and-apron-set-giveaway.html

Thanks for entering :)

Jan on June 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Those lollipop moulds are fantastic. It will make a children's party perfect or perhaps we can sell it to kids passing by from school. ;)


 

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