I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up. Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome! Here's how.
Michele Wimborough from the blog Cakewalk Baking has a super easy-to-follow tutorial and recipe for making your own hard candy lollipops that even newbies like me could understand. The fun part, she says, is being able make these in any size, color, and flavor you want--and I agree. If you're up for trying something new, submit your Lollipop Guild application at the door then head over to Cakewalk Baking for the recipe and tutorial!