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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.