Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Snowman Lollipops, Impact Jackets & Prayer!

God is good and prayers work!
It feels good to be back. I was quite sick over the holidays, but that seems pretty minimal to me now. 
On the same day my husband and I are preparing to travel north to see my big brother, my daughter gave us a scare with a visit to the emergency room. 
As our family prayed we got her call assuring us she and the baby are just fine. Praise the Lord! 

A little after midnight on Friday, we get the call that my brother Mark is in surgery. As he was riding his motorcycle home Friday evening, a pick-up truck struck him causing him to hit another vehicle and crash his bike. The truck never even paused. Other motorists came to his aid and for that we are so thankful. 

My brother suffered extensive injuries which will require numerous surgeries. The doctors assured us the news could have been much worse.

If you or someone you love is a motorcyclist or even a bicyclist, you will want to share this with them. 
Impact Jackets. I wish every rider would consider wearing one.
Mark's doctors say the Impact Jacket absolutely helped to save his life.
 My niece purchased the jacket for her Dad several years ago. 
We all agree it's the best gift she ever gave him! 

To all my praying readers out there, I would love it if you would join me in praying for my sweet big brother and his wife and children. Thank you all so much!
Crafting these sweet little snowman lollipops right here in the middle of winter will warm your heart..I know they did mine.

 Items needed for snowman lollipops. You will also need lollipop sticks.
 I think the Jelly Belly brand candy corn works best, but of course you can use any brand.
 Super simple and easy fondant scarf.
  My favorite Airheads snowman ever comes from Meaghan over at the Decorated Cookie.
Hmm..the pink cheeks look a bit uneven. Ahh..oh well!
 A little practice never hurts..
Place Jolly Ranchers on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake @ 275 for 7 minutes.
Immediately upon removing from oven, insert lollipop stick and place the snowman in the center of the melted candies. Working quickly, place snow flake sprinkles. I also added some sugar sprinkles.
As the tree sprinkles were an afterthought, I attached those with a dab of corn syrup. The natural tack of the Airheads allowed the scarf to adhere to the candy on it's own.

 Praying you all have a Blessed and Safe New Year from
Sugartown Sweets!
Comments are Welcome.
Thanks for Visiting.  :o)


  1. As always, your sweets are adorable! :)
    I'll be praying for your brother and his family! My cousin's boyfriend was in a motorcycle accident several months ago and suffered traumatic brain injuries. I know what a stressful time this can be!
    I'm so glad Stephanie and baby are fine! :)

    1. Thank you so much Tara. I will be keeping your cousin and her boyfriend in my prayers.

    2. Thanks, Ms. Karen! His name is Aaron Butler.

    3. I will be praying for Mr. Aaron Butler and your cousin. I also wish everyone could read this post so that no one would even think about riding without an Impact Jacket. I had never even heard of them until my brother's accident. Thank you Tara.

  2. Your lollipops are adorable and I'm sure they will brighten up anyone's day.

    I'm sorry to hear your were sick over the holidays. I was too, and it wasn't fun. I'm glad your daughter and her baby are doing well and am sorry to hear about your brother. I'll keep him in my thoughts and hope for a swift recovery.

    1. Thank you so much Beth. So happy to report he came through today's all-day surgery very well! :)

  3. These are absolutely adorable - I never thought to melt the jolly ranchers for a lollipop and now can use this for several projects i have planned! Your tutorials are so helpful and thorough!

    Hannah @ sassypantscookies@blogspot.com

    1. That's great Hannah. Thank you so much..can't wait to see what you create. :o)

  4. Oh my word. I am so sorry Karen. I will be praying for you and your family. What a miracle that he survived! So glad that your daughter and her baby are alright as well.

    I love using airheads for decorating baked goods. Aren't they handy? These are darling. You have such a unique style, it's always fun to see what you come up with.

    1. Thank you so much for the prayers and the kind words. We feel very blessed indeed that mommy and baby are fine and that we still have our Mark with us.

      I'm new to the Airheads, they are so much fun and I absolutely love them! :o)