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Old 03-31-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Lollipops

Hello everyone, I am new to this,

I am trying to make some hard candy lollipops for a baby shower. I only have 1 mold that I will be using, can anyone tell me how to make a very small batch or can I reheat the mixture after my first mold has become hard?

How much color and flavor oil do I use?

Thanks everyone

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Can't help you with the candy But I wanted to

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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Welcome!

I've not made lollipops, but I make hard rock candy at Christmas. If that is the type of candy you are going to make, I don't think there is a way to re-heat the candy to pour. If you are making chocolate lollipops....then re-heating/re-melting would probably work.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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Also, here is a link to another short thread about lollipops....

Hard Candy Lollipops
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:11 PM   #6
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I also make hard candy (and lollipops) at Christmas. You might try to do 1/4 of your recipe, but I've never tried. Be sure to use a candy thermometer. I am pretty sure you won't be able to reheat the syrup.

When I make a full batch of candy, I use a small full bottle of the fruit-flavored Lorainne (sp?) oils and I use a half bottle for the mints.

Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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Thanks alot i will try
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It sounds as if it might be worth it to just get some more molds if you can so you can do a whole batch of syrup. I've never done hard candy so I don't really have any other advice. If you can't afford to purchase more, maybe there is someone you can borrow from.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #9
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Thanks for all of the help. I do have another question, what can I use to get the excess chocolate off of my candy when I take it out the molds?
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I have never heard of excess chocolate! This is a wonderful problem. I am not sure what type of mold you are using but the ones that I use are flat and once they are full I just tap them to remove air bubbles and scrape across the top of the mold with a spatula to smooth the surface of what will become the bottom of the piece of candy. The chocolate is still liquid at this point and smooths out quite nicely.
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