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Lollipop Day

Today is National Lollipop Day and to celebrate we've decide to experiment in the Bakes kitchen. We've made some easy chocolate pops which you can make with the kids or some more traditional lollipops for you to have a go at. Decorate them however you fancy but we used a mixture of sprinkles as well as food colouring which we swirled with a cocktail stick. IMG_4743 IMG_4740
We sell on notonthehighstreet.com and often get to chat to the other fab producers and makers that sell on there. One of them is Holly from Holly’s Lollie’s, she makes the most delicious lollies with an adult twist - alcohol!! To celebrate National Lollipop Day, we caught up with her to ask a few lolly based questions!
Why do you love working with lollipops?
I love it because I get to be creative and sweets always make people happy - I love to hear how much my customers love their lollies and how they helped them celebrate their event!
What is your best selling flavour?
My best selling flavours is gin and Elderflower by far followed by strawberry daiquiri, people love alcoholic ones!
What will you be doing to celebrate national lollipop day?
Apart from making and eating loads of lollies, I am offering 20% off everything for newsletter subscribers all week. Head to https://hollyslollies.co.uk/ to sign up and get your discount!
FullSizeRender Credit instagram.com/hollylollies Give some of our recipes a go and celebrate National Lollipop Day at home! Recipes Chocolate Pops Ingredients White chocolate Sprinkles Lollipop sticks Method Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of just simmering water, being careful not to let the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Line a tray with grease proof paper and place spoonfuls of chocolate onto the tray. Use the back of your spoon to spread the chocolate into a circle shape. place on the lollipop sticks so the top is halfway up the circle and press down. Spoon a little more chocolate on top of the stick to seal it in the lollipop. Sprinkle over your favourite sprinkles. Place in the fridge to set. Traditional Lollipops Ingredients 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup water Food colourings optional - 1 drop of vanilla or peppermint essence Method Place the sugar and water in a deep pan and heat on medium until the sugar has dissolved. Stir occasionally and add flavouring if using. Once dissolved, turn the heat up and bring to the boil for 15 minutes (do not stir). The mixture should be thick and syrupy. Meanwhile, line 2 trays with greaseproof paper and place in the fridge. When the mixture is thick, remove the trays from the fridge and place spoonfuls of the syrup onto the tray in circle shapes. Add the lollipop stick and cover with a little more syrup to secure*. Use a cocktail stick to dip in the food colouring and then swirl it in the lollipops. Place in the fridge to set. *You must work quickly or the lollipops will set. IMG_4742 These are very satisfying to make so why not have a go? Share your lollipop day creations with us by tagging us on Instagram using @bakesbox or #bakesbox.

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