Monday, October 27, 2008

Lolliscotch Packaging

One of my favorite aspects of this candy making venture is the chance to create some adorable packaging. Here are the first four complete lollipops:

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The Island of Misfit Candy

Although making candy is about having fun and getting a sugar high - there are also the mishaps that result in candy-joy disasters.

Temperature has proved to be our main villain, too hot and the sugar burns......

....too cold, it never hardens.

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Sweet Science Experiments

Here's a photo round-up of the candy making process!

Mixing ingredients:

Deliciously molten, bubbling sugar:

Mixing the candy coloring:

Coloring added to other ingredients:

The final product:

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Lolliscotch is in the Business of Cute

This is my collection of Lolliscotch stamps. Some of them are general characters, and the others are flavor specific.

Here's the set:

Lolliscotch Kids:

All of the flavors we've created so far (excluding cantaloupe which is proving hard to carve a stamp for):

Ginger Ale, Jalapeno, Cinnamon Bun, and Sour Lime

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Icon

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Lolliscotch Stamp Characters

I went on a bit of a carving frenzy today. I made a stamp for a new Lolliscotch flavor: Ginger Ale, as well as two for the labels.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lolliscotch Candy Co.

Two great things from childhood Lollipops + Hopscotch = Lolliscotch!

Lolliscotch is my new endeavor. I've wanted to make candy for awhile now, and just this weekend, that dream became a reality. Our first batch was Cantaloupe flavored, they smelled and tasted wonderful, we were happy with the results. I carved some new stamps for the labels, and I'm quite happy with the design. These are in the trial period, but I'm hoping to make them available soon through my Etsy shop. Here are a few photos:

And a quick thank you to my partner in crime - you Rock!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Mixed Tape Stamp - Address Label?

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cool PDX Stamp Find

When I recently visited one of my favorite coffee shops in PDX (The Fresh Pot) I noticed how wonderful the stamped images are on the cups. Reason enough to order up, but the coffee's good, too!

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Recent Stampy Ventures

I've been carving a lot lately, but neglecting to post. Here are some stamps from the last couple of weeks:

Paper Crane:

Hedgehog (not incredibly happy with his weird hair line, mostly because I could have so easily made this stamp better):

Fun Craphound image:

Pear stamp with two faces:

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

QUICK PIC - Holy Self-Promotion Batman!

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All Ages Telephone Party Stamp

This is an image from Craphound that I've always loved. This stamp needed an ungodly amount of touching up, but I really dig it.

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