Decorating with Lollipop Ponds will add color and a pop to your gingerbread houses. Your friends will LOVE them. Most likely, they will think that you worked for hours making them.

Just in case you are short on time, no worries. Decorating with Lollipop Ponds is a snap! The Lollipop Ponds may be made ahead too.


Check out my easy recipe for Decorating with Lollipop Ponds!

Lollipop Ponds

Easy to make and impressive decorations for your gingerbread houses!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Karo® syrup
  • 1-2 drops Wilton® blue food color


  1. Place a Silpat® on a cookie sheet; set aside.

  2. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan placed over medium-high heat, add the sugar, water, and Karo® syrup; cook until sugar dissolves without stirring.

  3. Cook the sugar mixture until it reaches 300º.

  4. Remove from heat; add the blue food color and swirl. It's okay to have a variation in blue color.

  5. Pour the sugar mixture on the Silpat® forming irregular pond shapes.

  6. Be careful: the sugar mixture is very HOT!

  7. Set aside; cool.