So, your schedule was busy and you were caught off guard. It could happen to ANYONE. You knew a special date was arriving and, yet, you did nothing.
Valentine’s Day should be about simple things. Materialism isn’t something that should play a part in a day about love and romance.
Yet, here I was… the one who wanted to do something special with my youngest daughter for her classmates…aimlessly searching at the arts and crafts stores. I thought, “We could make heart lollipops!”
Alas, two days before Valentine’s Day doesn’t lead to finding heart shaped molds to create heart shaped lollipops. Think outside of the box! FLOWERS! Yes, that’s it! Who wouldn’t want candy flowers for Valentine’s Day?
We found a candy mold. Leave your mind open to options outside of hearts.
I knew we wouldn’t need a lot of green for this project which is why I opted for white candy melts over buying an entire bag of green. I needed a certain amount of lollipops and knew I could color leftover white candy melts were I to run out of other colors.
We poured 1/2 cup of the white candy melts into a Pyrex measuring cup. You can use a mug or other microwavable dish if you don’t have a Pyrex measuring cup.
We added a small amount of green gel food coloring into the melted white candy melts and stirred until we achieved a color we liked.
After we created the color we wanted for the leaves, we used a brush (from Wilton and found near the candy and cake decorating supplies at Michaels’ Arts & Crafts) to brush the leaves into the candy mold.
After we brushed the colors on for the leaves, we melted the other candy melts for the roses. We used the same method of putting 1/2 cup of melts into a Pryex measuring cup and heating for 30 seconds, stirring, and repeating until the candy was completely melted.
We poured the colors into the rose sections of the mold and inserted a lollipop stick halfway up each lollipop. We made sure the stick would be secure when cooled, and placed the tray into the refrigerator until hardened. By the time we were done working on the second mold, the first mold was cooled, and we were able to remove our lollipops.
After our lollipops were complete, we carefully cut off any stray edges with a knife. We had purchased lollipop sticks with bags and twist ties to cover them. the end result was a labor of love.