Okay, so I am a wonderful baker. When it comes to flour and sugar and delicious frosting, I have no problem at all. I sell my items for parties and special events.
Recently I decided to add hard candy to the mix. Only lollipops. Pretty basic ones like the round spherical kind that are just one flavor and made in a mold. No big deal. But then I got a request for 150 black and white whirly/swirly lollis. AH! I totally thought this would be a piece of cake!
Wrong. I need to have these all made and shipped by Monday. She ordered only yesterday. They are favors for her wedding.
I found a great recipe on here for pulling sugar, and I assumed that is the way I would go about it. The mixture works out perfectly. The problem is that I cant get the two colors to stick together.
The first time I made a batch, I read that it would be okay to pour the mix on parchment or wax paper. That was definitely incorrect. So I made a second batch after reading that I can use really any hard surface as long as there is a light coating of vegetable oil or cooking spray.
I could already tell this was working much better because I was able to fold the mix into the center over and over with no problem.
The problem starts when I try to twist the black and white together. The cooking spray prevents the stuff from sticking to the counter, but also makes it not even stick to eachother! When I wrap them together, they just slide right apart.
So here are some questions:
1- I can't go out and purchase a marble slab or whatever, so what can I do at home to make the mix NOT stick to the counter, but still stick to eachother?
2- Is there some type of equipment I can buy that will make this automatically? Maybe something I can put the two colors in and it will push them out already combined? haha
3- Does anyone know where I can find a video tutorial? The only ones I keep coming up with are for polymer clay, or for rainbow lollis that look like a tye-dyed mess.
If anyone has any suggestions at all that would make my life a million times easier, that would be wonderful!
After this experience, I have learned to NEVER say I will do something I have never done. hahaha Here is a picture of what I'm trying to make: