Saturday, August 21

Party Palooza #4 Freckle lollipops - favours or treats!

The past couple of birthdays I've shied away from giving the usual lollybag at the birthday parties.  This is not because I'm a mean health-freak that only gives my kids carob, but I do like something a bit different and something they haven't had at the party.  I also figure they've had heaps of sugar by that point too!

At Laura and Olivia's rainbow birthday party - I made rainbow swirl marshmallow and packaged them up with fold-over printed 'thank you for coming to our party' that I stapled on top like a swing tab.  They were a big hit.  I made them up 3 days before the party and stashed them in an airtight container until the party - one less thing to think about....

Eloise's birthday in June I did the same idea except with iced number 6 cookies and a butterfly cookie (pressed and iced by Eloise herself).

This week when I saw Nicole's post on Make your own freckles a little light went off in my head.. 'Yes, how simple, and fun!'  So I thought I'd take that idea in another direction and make freckle lollipops!

You can suit them to your party - I used moulds from Inspired by chocolate and also the edible blue glitter that would be perfect for a 'space party' i.e. making planets.   I used the regular 100's and 1000's and some fairy sprinkles too.  You could use white chocolate and pink sprinkles for princesses or fairies - you could mix edible glitter in them too.

The whole process truly takes about 10 minutes per batch - and this mould makes 5 each time but they have other moulds (very reasonably priced too) that have more per tray.

200g milk chocolate
sprinkles of choice

for wrapping:

Place lollipop sticks in moulds and melt your chocolate. 

I melt my chocolate in a microwave proof bowl/jug.  I put it on 50% power for 1 minute, remove, stir and return to the microwave for another minute on 50% power.

Spoon the chocolate in to the moulds.

Tap the sides of the mould until the chocolate evens out - with a knife scrape across the moulds to remove excess chocolate.  Sprinkle with desired sprinkles!

Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and twist mould and remove your lollipops!

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8 lovely comments:

nellbe on August 21, 2010 at 7:34 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Love it! I am unashamedly stealing this idea for the next party around here.

Kylie @ The Rockgarden on August 21, 2010 at 7:54 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

these are so cute, great idea.

chocolatesuze on August 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

what a fabulous idea! they look fantastic!

Mishelle on August 22, 2010 at 4:17 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I have GOT to try these!!!


PlanningQueen on August 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

They look great and are such a nice idea as an alternative to lolly bags.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on August 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

So simple yet so cute too! Another winner you have there sweetie! ;)

Little Blonde Riding Hood on August 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I've just placed an order with Inspired by Chocolate for all the materials. Can't wait to make these for my daughters party! Thanks for the great idea :)

Amy CCandC on August 23, 2010 at 10:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh I love these! I am going to make them this weekend. Thanks for the fab idea


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