Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kitchen News...

This week it is all about the chocolate!

As I'm developing/altering my beloved Prop Lolly packs to a wider and younger chef audience, they'll soon be more adapted for chocolate lollies rather than the original boiled sugar varieties. 

Not forgotten, my sugar varieties are still going but so that smaller, stickier hands can create edible props to play with, thought about keeping them to chocolate.

So, I shall now be posting some chcolatey recipes that I'll be working on this week.

This so far is my choco mood inspiration. YUMYUM

Plus a Shark Lolly Mould as I think its quite quirky.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Blossom Pop packs

Been working on my lolly packs.

Trying to look at different packaging solutions and also whats present on the current market.
This was my first start on the blossom packs and I made them in various colour ways as prizes for 'find the golden lolly' at my Sweetie Fair.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sweetie Fair Decorations

The Sweetie fair is coming together nicely, just updated the sweetiefair2012.blogspot blog with whats going to be on offer on the day.

Raffle prizes are looking great, something a bit different to offer winners. Baking things and edible things to get everyone inspired and in the mood to conjure up their own sweet treats at home! Nothing difficult, all made for a range of abilities and budgets.

Ive made nearly all the decorations, including these ones below. 

Saw some decorations in a shop window so thought I'd make my own. 3 cut out sweet shapes in coloured paper, must be quite thin paper, then sewn over leaving 4/5cm gaps and then sewing another. Once hung each sweet is pulled out making a more 3D fan effect.

Going to dangle them around the hall, mainly by the entrance and kitchen area.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

sweetie fair 2012

Check out my new blog, devoted entirely to my up and coming event!

If Willy Wonka and Heston Blumenthal were to create a school fair then this is the type of edible stalls that I am producing!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Prop Lollies

Props lollies

Become the character you've always wanted to be, a naughty freckled nosed school kid, a fancy lady with her rosy cheeks or a long moustached cowboy!

The prop lollies by Hanny's Bakery allow you to play around with your sweetie lollies, adding a new playful element to eating and enjoying your sweetie treats!

Possible packaging idea.
All illustrations hand drawn then photoshopped to give more professional and colourful qualities.

 The clay and fimo props I made to then vacuum form around for the plastic lolly moulds.

My peppermint prop lollies.
First batch using the new tray plastic moulds.
Came out a beautiful transparent green. The flavour was strong but not overpowering.

Two different moustache mint sugar lollies. Success!

Phoebe and Katrina modelling and eating their peppermint props!

Sunday, 5 February 2012



Tuesday 1st feb in the downstairs third year studio.

Testers given feedback sheets to try and guess the flavours of 8 
different sugary treats!

Me setting up lollies on trays and where to put which flavours where
and label them with letters so testers can note down what lolly they tried.

Cranberry, raspberry and orange fruit tea with fresh orange
curled in the centre.

Lavender candy floss kebabs.

Chilli and Chocolate with fresh red chillies in the centre.

Orange and Ginger with fresh root ginger inside.

Coconut and clove with desiccated coconut on the outside

Pomegranate with crystallised pineapple in the centre

Grapefruit with fresh grapefruit zest in the centre

Leah's tray of lollies saved for later

Will definitely have to make them smaller, more bite size amounts as trying them all either filled you up or gave you a sugar high and then a sugar  craving low.