Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Virtual Tea Party for Rapunzel ~ Princess Party Pops

Welcome to the Virtual Tea Party for Rapunzel!
I am sharing just one of six activities for the virtual tea party.  
You can see the rest of the participants & their amazing princess projects 
at the end of this post.

Hayley loves her Rapunzel dress!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my girls are all about the princesses.  We have princess parties, a princess dress up area, princess clothes, a princess room and pretty much every princess toy and book that is imaginable.  It is funny though because even though my girls love the princesses, I have caught them on more than one occasion dressed up as princesses running around the yard playing soccer in their princess attire!  So when Jackie at Delightfully Disney proposed the idea of a virtual tea party for Rapunzel becoming a princess, we could not resist joining in.

Once I agreed to join in, the tough part began.  What would we contribute to the amazing things I new my co-writers would be sharing?  Which Princess would we choose?  It was such a difficult decision that we ended up going with a project that can be geared toward any princess.  You would just need to alter the colors to match your favorite.  We decided to create Princess Candy Pops.  I have made these on several occasions as favors for the girls' numerous princess parties.  I have included the photo of the packaging that comes with the Wilton Candy mold.  These are some impressive looking candy pops.  Unfortunately, my candy skills are not quite to that level yet, but I hope to one day be able to create such masterpieces!  Here is my simpler, easy to make with the kids version of the princess pops.  I have shared how to create solid colored pops, as well as the marbled pops.

This is the packaging that comes with
the Fairytale Candy Mold
Fairy Tale Princess Pops

Ingredients & Materials
Candy Melts - White
Candy Melts - Purple (or the color to match your favorite princess)
Wilton Fairytale Large Lollipop Mold
Lollipop Sticks 11 3/4 inch Lollipop Sticks

For Solid Colored Pops:

  1. Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions.  
  2. Place enough melted candy into each mold to almost, but not quite, fill each pop cavity.
  3. Gently tap the filled mold to get the air bubbles out
  4. Place a lollipop in the designated spot. Because these pops are large, I have the top of the lollopop stick as close to the top of the pop as possibly
  5. Gently spin the lollipop stick to coat it with candy
  6. Let set until they harden up. You will know when they are ready because they will easily lift out of the candy mold (Do not refrigerate these to hurry up the hardening stage- it can discolor them)

Here's our Princess Pops!
For Marbled Pops:

  1. Melt the two colors of candy melts in separate bowls
  2. Once melted, place 3 to 4 drops of the melted purple candy into the melted white candy
  3. Using a knife, gently run it through the candy in different directions to create the marbled look (though be careful not to stir it)
  4. Place enough melted candy into each pop mold to almost, but not quite, fill each pop cavity.
  5. Gently tap the filled mold to get the air bubbles out
  6. Place a lollipop stick in the designated spot. Because these pops are large, I have the top of the lollipop stick as close to the top of the pop as possibly
  7. Gently spin the lollipop stick to coat it with candy
  8. Let set until they harden up. You will know when they are ready because they will easily lift out of the candy mold (Do not refrigerate these to hurry up the hardening stage-it can discolor them)

For the girls' birthday parties I have used these to decorate cakes. I have put them in treat bags and tied them with ribbons with a ring and bracelet hanging off the packet as favors.  Really, there are so many ways to use these.  Wilton has an amazing selection of molds which at most craft stores cost about $1.99, but if you have a coupon, you can usually get them anywhere from $1 to $1.50.  I stock up on the candy melts and other supplies when I see they are on sale.  They make great holiday hostess gifts and treats too.  My one tip is when you purchase a candy mold, purchase two or three.  Otherwise, you can only make a few pops at a time.  

If you are looking for other princess ideas, I have also created seashell candies for Hayley's Little Mermaid Party one year.  I used them to decorate the cake, as well as favors for everyone to take home.  For Belle, I also have the long stem rose pop molds.  You could really find something to match any Disney princess there is.  One great things about candy making, I have found this to be a great craft I could learn to do with minimal cost.  Plus, it is very easy to alter any of them to fit the colors or theme of your own home parties.

Well, from myself and two of Rapunzel's biggest fans (Hayley & Emily):

Congratulations, Rapunzel!


And we also want to send a special thank you to Jackie of Delightfully Disney for inviting us to join in the fun!

Listed below are all the other princess activities that are being shared for our virtual princess tea party.  Make sure you stop by each blog to see how we are all celebrating today!


  • Ariel ~ Jackie at Delightfully Disney
  • Belle Heidi Strawser at Ramblings, Reflections and Reviews
  • Cinderella ~ Tricia at Return To Disney
  • Tiana ~ Beth Green at A Disney Moms Thoughts
  •  Snow White ~ Debs Dis at Focused On The Magic


11 comments:

Heidi said...

Oh, those pops are so cute, Beth! I think this sounds like a craft we could do! Thanks for sharing.

Debs said...

Wow, what a great treat!! I'm definitely going to try it, thanks!!!

Tricia from Return to Disney said...

I love Wilton's candy molds! I used their cupcake topper mold to decorate Cinderella's cupcakes today :)

Delightfully Disney said...

Those are so beautiful! I think your skills are great!! I bet your girls enjoyed those! Thanks for joining in!

Shawn Mosch said...

These are great! You should enter them into the Disney Challenge over at http://www.lovetocrop.com/2011/09/original-disneypixar-blog-hop-link-up.html

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Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Thanks, everyone! I am actually going to be making some leaf ones this week too. Those look great with the marbled looked. The candy melts are so easy to do and make great gifts for all seasons.

DisneyBabies said...

I've never done candy molds - looks like a fun activity that the kids can help with!

Christina said...

They turned out so cute! Great job. :)

Diane said...

The pops look so delicious. And your Princess looks beautiful, thanks for the recipes..

Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse said...

Those are so cool! My daughter & I are having so much fun at the virtual tea party!

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

My kids really enjoy making these. It is funny because my son has the tapping part down, but Hayley and Emily are so rough! :-)

Glad everyone enjoyed them! If you make any feel free to come back and leave your link so I can check them out!