The Good Ship Lollipop sails the open seas bringing joy to everyone except her photographer (Jonathan balked at taking the photo above: “So cheesy!”). The Good Ship Lollipop’s passengers are two homemade Shirley Temple lollipops made with grenadine and lemon.
The Good Ship Lollipop’s passengers were my very first homemade lollipops. Believe me, it’s much easier than you might think. You can do it! I was prepared to have to make multiple batches before getting it right, but the lollipops worked swimmingly on the first try (Well, technically it was the second try. During the first try, I forgot to take the plastic wrapping off of my new candy thermometer before putting it in the hot candy – oops!).
What The Heck is The Good Ship Lollipop?
Please let me know in the comments if prior to this post you had never heard of The Good Ship Lollipop. I thought that most people had heard of it, but my mom said, “No young people will know what you are talking about. That song is so old!” I’m wondering who is right.
The Good Ship Lollipop is a Shirley Temple song from 1934.
The comments on the YouTube post about this video are really interesting. People mention how Shirley Temple’s short dress and the fact that she is around older men would by today’s standards make the men perverts. Back then, she was just a cute kid. Girls didn’t grow up so quickly. This has nothing to do with cupcakes or lollipops, but it’s a thought to ponder.
How to Make Shirley Temple Lollipops
Why Shirley Temple Flavored Lollipops?
Groom 4.0 has chosen his flavor for the wedding (Piña Colada cupcakes). Before she decides on her pick, Bride 4.0 wanted me to remake the Shirley Temple cupcakes that I made a few years ago. She remembered loving them. I’ll be remaking those soon (with some modifications since I didn’t like them as much as she did), and since I was thinking Shirley Temple, why not make lollipops?!
Warning: Brush well after eating these lollipops. They are particularly sticky!