Making Lollipops For A Baby Shower
I am making lollipops for a baby shower Saturday June thirteenth.
I want to know how much in advance can I start them, and can I store the chocolate lollipops in the freezer so they won't melt?
Making lollipops for a baby shower is a lot of fun! You can make molded chocolate lollipops several weeks in advance without any worries.
As you rightly guessed, your biggest concern is going to be storage. You don't want them to melt or even be subjected to great temperature changes.
You CAN freeze chocolate molded candy, but it's best if you can avoid it. When freezing, you run the risk of the chocolate developing "bloom" when it is returning to room temperature from the developing condensation.
Your best bet is to just try to store them at room temperature in a cool dry place. Wrap them well or place your lollipops for the baby shower in an airtight container.
If you have an air conditioned home (or a friend does who will let you keep them there) your baby shower favors should be perfectly fine.
But, like I said, if you just don't have an option, you can freeze the chocolate lollipops. Wrap them well and store them in an airtight container. Then wrap the container well also.
When defrosting, allow them to return to room temperature still in the outer wrapping and container to reduce condensation build up on the candy.
If the worst should occur and you get a little discoloration, the molded chocolate lollipops will still taste the same. It will just be the appearance that suffers. I'm sure you want to avoid that happening if possible.
I hope you'll take a photo and show off your work when you've finished making lollipops for the baby shower.