So every year, I make a huge thing about my girls’ birthday party. Maybe in a past life, I was a party organiser? And maybe in this current one, just sad. Either way, we have done Rainbow, Disco, Spa, Fashion and many more. We are just not ‘limp-sandwiches-in-church-hall’ people.
So now at 9 years old – what to do? Well, I figured if it involves sugar – not much else matters. So we decided the kids would make lollipops at Spun Candy. Not just tut ones though – I’m talking “I-can’t-believe-a-kid-made-that’ ones, and plenty of them.
Spun Candy is a store and kitchen where expert candy confectioners boil the sugar in front of your eyes adding only natural flavourings and colourings to bring the candy to life and create beautiful sweets and lollipops. Look…
OK – now I would be lying if I told you that Minnie and Roxie made those. But here are a couple of the many they did make.
I’d pay good money for those! This party gave the kids the chance to design, mix, add flavours, roll and hand make Lollipops with the help of their brilliant Candy Makers (now that is a job title to be jealous of!)
And this is where it all begins – several pots of boiling sugar and water.
Then, a demonstration.
I myself learnt a lot. I like strawberry flavour the best and lemon the least. And kids love sweets. OK, I knew that one…
I mean this is like a Science Lesson but like, waaaaaaaaaaay better. So once the demonstration was over, the kids were split into 5 work stations and were gloved up (this stuff is HOTTTTTTT) and got ready for action – each with their very own Candy Maker to facilitate. Of course they could not resist pulling evil glove handed faces…
As they worked, the kids were allowed to taste the flavours which were amazing, but also sometimes sour – here Minnie tries Citric Acid and thinks…erm, maybe not.
Here is Roxie demonstrating multitasking – eating sweets and making sweets. This is the colouring bit.
Then they went onto moulding it when it gets a bit cooler.
Oh yes – you can imagine how much the kids loved this part!
So then the kids were shown how to make all different types of lollipops. Please do not ask me the technical names. I am not a good concentrator. Or good at English for that matter.
They made around 10 giant ones each. No, I am not very popular with the mothers. Or dentists.
But let me tell you something – the kids have all asked me to adopt them. And that works for me! Get busy at Spun Candy with parties from £300.