I did and it was a flop. At the beginning of the year I thought I would challenge myself to try something new each month. January I started this blog - definitely something new. February - I thought and thought and decided to try to make lollipops. My son is a huge fan of them and I thought no problem. At first look they don't look bad:
I then proceeded to just dump it all over a tray and play with it. Which was fun, but I still have the mess hiding in the oven.
Here is what I did wrong:
*no candy thermometer (after all my grandmother never had one)
*no recipe (just a guide line from another recipe I kind of fudged)
*I was sewing while I was waiting for the "right temperature"
*never add butter to lollipops (these beauties curled right over the jar into all sorts of odd shapes)
One positive note: My daughter loved them and encouraged me to keep trying. Thanks kiddo! And...I think I will, when I get a thermometer and a good recipe.