When summer hits, don’t you think of the beach, cool blue water and all things under the sea?! We sure do! We thought it would be fun to share with you an easy DIY chocolate lollipop tutorial so you can create your own edible under the sea treats! With a few simple supplies and some of our new candy molds you’ll be able to make fun pops just like these! They would be perfect for party favors and even to use as a cake topper! We will be sharing how we use them on a cake on our blog soon…so stay tuned!
We just added lots of fun new candy molds to our shop. When we saw the new jumbo 3.75” round lollipop mold we just knew you could do all kinds of fun things with it! Our fish candy mold is the perfect chocolate accent to add to the top of our jumbo round lollipop to turn them into under the sea lollipops!
To create your own under the sea chocolate lollipops pick out some chocolate candy melts in a couple colors to create the “school” of fish that will go on the top of the round lollipop. We knew we wanted a pretty blue color for the “water” that would be used in the jumbo round mold and thought red and yellow would be fun for the fish. Use whatever colors you are drawn to or to coordinate to your party or event.
To create the look of “sand” for the bottom sea you will need a couple items from the grocery store. Betty Crocker White Cookie Icing was used to drawn on the mounds of sand to look like the ocean floor on the bottom part of the lollipop. We used this icing on a previous project and like how easy it is to use, outlines shapes and floods well providing you a smooth surface to apply sprinkles or other decorations to before it dries. Act fast as it does set up pretty quick and then needs a few hours to fully dry. For the sand we thought light brown sugar that you use in baking would work but remembered that it is moist and moisture with chocolate can sometimes not be a good thing. Scoping the shelf in the grocery store for something else that might work we spotted a new item called Organic Coconut Palm Sugar and it looked just like sand so we thought we’d give it a try!
Now it was time to get the under the sea lollipop project started!
Step 1: Melt some of the blue candy melts in batches per the package directions. Since these are very large lollipops we melted about ½ cup of the candy melts per pop. Once the candy mold was filled with the melted blue candy lightly tap the mold on the counter to help any air bubbles in the chocolate come to the surface.
Step 2: Place a 4.5” white paper lollipop stick in the recess of the mold. Lightly spin the end of the lollipop stick so the end of the stick that goes into the pop gets covered in chocolate so it adheres to the pop. Allow the pops to fully set up.
Step 3: Melt the colors you want to use for you fish. You do not need a lot if you are using our fish mold as the fish are pretty small. Fill as many fish as you want for your pops and allow them to fully set up as well.
Once the chocolate lollipops and fish are fully set carefully pop them out of the candy molds and set them on a clean flat surface. Now it is time to add the “sand” for the bottom of the sea.
Step 4: Draw on the bottom of the sea using the icing writer. Once you fill in your outline and it smoothes out sprinkle on the coconut palm sugar to give the appearance of sand.
Step 5: Add a small drop of the icing to the back of the fish you are using. Place the fish where you’d like above the “sand”.
Step 6: To make the “bubbles” use the end of a toothpick and add a small drop above the fish then place a baby white sugar pearl on each drop of icing. Allow your pops to set up for a good hour or more so things don’t shift and the icing can fully set. If you are in a warm area it may take longer. If you plan to package them in a bag let them set up even longer to make sure the icing is fully set.
We hope you enjoyed our under the sea lollipop tutorial, and try making them yourself! They are a fun and easy treat to make and kids will love them! If you give them a try and share on Instagram be sure to tag us in the photo @bakerspartyshop so we can see your creations. Be sure to stop by the candy mold section of our shop to see all of the molds we carry. We’ve added lots of fun summer designs and have other under the sea themed molds including shells, seahorses, starfish, lobsters, sand dollars and more!
Enjoy your summer!
The Bakers Confections & The Bakers Party Shop