Nintendo Lollipop Bouquet
Admittedly, I have an insatiable sweet tooth that I may have genetically passed down to my son Ryan. Combine this with my strange addiction to all things Nintendo/Super Mario and voila… amidst the perfect storm of sugary geeky goodness I’ve created, what I feel to be the perfect Valentine.
I was inspired by some images of lollipop bouquets while perusing through Pinterest one night. The bulbous candy top adorning the dainty little bottom somehow immediately registered in my mind as the silhouette of a Nintendo mushroom and/or Toad. Because, well, why not?
I decided to give it a whirl and try my hand at this DIY project. Beginning with the basic version first, I made a simple lollipop bouquet with Dum-Dum sucks. A bag of 200 suckers was about $8 at my local grocery store. I ended up using about 150. I know, right?
I liked where this was going so I was ready to move on to bigger, better more Nintendo things. After doing a little research, I found Tootsie Pops in bulk through Amazon. Depending on the flavor your purchase, 60 Tootsie Pops will run between $13-$25. Although it was a little pricey, the red wrappers definitely gave it Mushroom the look it needed.
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