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lazy daisy candy pops


These daisy candy pops are SO easy to make you can drink wine while making them. (That’s what I did.) I gave these to my niece on her 1st birthday, but I’m pretty sure her older sister ate them.

how to make lazy daisy candy pops

you will need:

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candy melts (1)–I used Wilton pink and orange
lollip
op sticks (2)
Wilton daisy flower lollipop mold (3)

small circle fondant cutter (5/8 inch) (4)

white rolled fondant (5)
food coloring (6)–I used Americolor electric green soft gel paste

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wax paper

rolling pin

light corn syrup
cello bags, ribbon or your own clever ideas for wrapping (optional)

wine (optional, but recommended)

I found all of the above at Michaels except for the Americolor soft gel paste. See their website here for internet resources on where to buy. TIP: If you can’t find a circle fondant cutter exactly that size, you can also use the wide end of a metal decorating tip.


step one: make your candy pops
Place lollipop mold on a wax paper-lined baking tray. Melt candy melts according to package directions. I placed in Pyrex measuring cup and microwaved at 50% power for 1 minute, stirring, then at 50% for 30 second intervals until fully melted, stirring well. Pour into mold cavities, tap mold gently to spread and even the candy. Put lollipop stick into place, rolling stick to completely cover with melted candy (so no white is showing). Place tray in refrigerator and chill until hardened, about an hour or more.


step two: make your daisy centers
While pops are chilling, add a few drops of coloring to a palmful of rolled fondant. Knead very well until blended. Roll fondant thinly between two pieces of wax paper. If fondant is too sticky from handling, let sit for 15 minutes. Cut out circles with fondant cutter (or the wide end of a decorating tip) and let sit on wax paper at room temperature until stiffened.


step three: assemble your daisies
Pop daisies from molds. Dip your finger in light corn syrup and dab on back of fondant circle. Press center onto daisy. Let dry, overnight preferred.


IDEAS:

  • Wrap individually in cello bags and tie with ribbon for favors.
  • Or make a bouquet. Cover each with a small cello bag, gather in a bouquet, tie with rubber band (to secure), then tie with a pretty ribbon to cover the rubber band.
  • Make a flower arrangement. Choose a container and purchase a styrofoam block that fits (if it doesn’t fit perfectly, choose one that’s smaller). Insert styrofoam into container, pad with tissue paper to secure, and arrange pops in styrofoam. Put tissue paper on top to cover styrofoam. Place in large cello bag and tie with ribbon.

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10 Comments

  1. Risa
    Posted April 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    So cute and simple. I love your presentation.

  2. apparentlyjessy
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    :) these are a happy bunch of edible flowers! I wish we had Wilton moulds here in Australia, that and candy melts! Oh well, I will just have to admire yours, love the colours you used, the presentation is great. These would also make a nice get well gift instead of real flowers too!

  3. Cakebrain
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    don’t you just love Wilton stuff? I have molds I haven’t even used yet…just kind of collecting them. I love the lollipops! so spring-tastic!

  4. Jennifer
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Who would have thought something SO cute as those lollipops were simple to make?! thanks for the step by step :)

  5. Rachel@oneprettything.com
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    SO cute and so happy, I love them! I’ll be linking.

  6. Sophie
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! Just in time for spring :).

  7. Amanda
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

  8. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Awww, shucks, thanks all!

  9. Alexis
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Those are so cute. I make similar ones, instead of using fondant I make them all chocolate. I paint the centre in a contrasting colour with a wilton decorators brush and then pop in the freezer to firm up. You need to paint it quite thick for coverage. Then spoon or pour in the top colour.

    I’m going to check Michael’s for the mold you used, it is much cuter than the flowers I have.

  10. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip Alexis! As easy as fondant is to work with, I always use it so sparingly because of the taste (as in, blech). I’d have no issues eating chocolate though :)
    I’ve also tried using a candy melt/corn syrup mixture instead of fondant, but haven’t had much luck yet. I’ll try chocolate!

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