It’s here! Lollipop Love is officially out!
Lollipop Love should be showing up in bookstores, or you can order it online.
If you missed them, here are some of my previous posts that give more details on the book:
And just to whet your sweet tooth some more, here are some images from the book:
The gorgeous photos are by Antonis Achilleos (all photos in this post are courtesy of Chronicle Books). Above are my Rosewater Saffron Lollipops – the rose syrup is what gives them their delicate pink hue. Although you can use different colorings to create some vivid and colorful lollipops, you can go natural as well; in this case, it’s just as pretty.
The classic sugar lollipop is made with granulated sugar, but I explore some additional different sweeteners, such as maple syrup, agave syrup, and barley sugar water. The barley sugar lollipops pictured above are a traditional British sweet. Although you can find basic round lollipop molds fairly easily, there’s a whole range of unique and funky molds out there. I list my favorite sources in the book; they can really inspire you to get creative with your lollipop making!
There’s a section on caramel-based lollipops, from butterscotch to almond toffee. And there’s this fun little hybrid: Dulce de Leche Swirl Lollipops, a sugar lollipop with a swirled center of dulce de leche. This one took a few tries to perfect but I think the final results are quite eyecatching!
Finally, there’s a section on chocolate lollipops, including these fun swirled chocolate lollipops and chocolate dipped marshmallows. Some of the recipes don’t even require tempering chocolate!
To celebrate the release of Lollipop Love I have a super exciting giveaway, probably the most unique one I’ve done on this site. I was contacted by Jennifer Kahn Barlow, a talented painter who has been creating a wonderful series of paintings of all things sweet. She was inspired by Lollipop Love and wanted to create a painting based off the photos in the book.
Above is her painting of the photo of Honeycomb Toffee Lollipops from the book. How incredible is that?? I am so flattered that my lollipops have been immortalized by such a fantastic artist! The painting is for sale here along with some of her other beautiful pieces.
Even better, Jennifer has generously agreed to donate a print of this painting for a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a 11×14 print of the Lollipop Love painting plus a copy of Lollipop Love. An additional two winners will receive a copy of Lollipop Love. So please enter below, and good luck! I am so excited about this and I hope you are too!
Please note this contest is open to US residents only. Thanks so much!