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Party Catering – Funnells Kitchen Chocolate Lollipops

Party Catering – Funnells Kitchen Chocolate Lollipops

Party Catering can be fun with Funnells Kitchen chocolate lollies. They are great for parties, events or just something to make with your kids. Young or old people will love these delicious treats!

Main Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate minimum 50% cocoa solids
  • White chocolate
  • Round lolly sticks

Toppings:

  • Smarties
  • Granola
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped nuts
  • Mini fudge squares
  • Brownie pieces
  • Shortbread pieces
  • Freeze dried raspberries
  • Popping candy
  • Whatever is in your cupboard!

Party Catering: The Chocolate

1) Boil a pan of water on your stove. Then place a suitable bowl over the pan and drop in the dark chocolate  (50% cocoa solids). Stir until completely melted.

Party Catering - Funnells Kitchen2) Then place a piece of greaseproof paper on a tray and spoon on a dollop of dark chocolate. Use the back of the spoon to spread the dark chocolate into a circle. Continue making more dark chocolate circles depending on how many lollypops you want (or can fit on your greaseproof paper!)

Jamie’s tips and Tricks – Keep your lollies an even size and well-spaced on the greaseproof paper.

 

3) Take a lolly stick, place it in the chocolate circle you’ve created and gently roll the lollypop until it’s completely covered in chocolate.

Jamie’s Tips and Tricks – Ensure the lolly stick is well coated with chocolate to give it a firm grip.

Party Catering: The Fun FillingsParty Catering - Funnells Kitchen

4) Carefully drop your chosen fillings onto the chocolate. What you put on your lollypops is up to you. Have fun and get creative. I found the more variety the more people will enjoy these treats!

Jamie’s Tips and Tricks -Always place the toppings on before the chocolate sets.

5) Melt some more chocolate white or dark and carefully drizzle over the lollypops. This will give extra hold for your toppings and boost the effect of these tasty looking delights.

Party Catering: Let Them Set

Party Catering - Funnells Kitchen6) Once you have created your lollypops place them in your fridge for 10-20 minutes. Once the lollypops are set you can carefully peel them off the greaseproof, there is a bit of a technique but you’ll be fine.

7) We find a great way to display them using some oasis (the foam florists use as a base to stick flowers in). If you don’t have any oasis you can use a tall jar or mug to pop the lollypops into, but trust me they won’t stand around for long, theses Lollypops will vanish very quickly!!

Party Catering - Funnells KitchenGet in Touch

Tell us about your creations. Tweet us your pictures of your “Funnells Kitchen Chocolate Lollypops” we would love to see them!!!

Need party catering we are here to help. We take the stress out of your party and let you enjoy the event! contact us today email hello@funnellskitchen.co.uk or go to our contacts page

Our Catering Business Captured on Film

Our Catering Business Captured on Film

Our catering business has been taken to the next level with our latest marketing videos. We are so excited to show your how we made our catering business’ promotional video. I first met Michael Stiff back in March of this year. The idea of online video being able to convey what makes Funnells Kitchen different really excited me. I knew online video was becoming more and more relevant in modern business marketing and I was keen to keep Funnells Kitchen moving forward with as a progressive catering business.

Catering Business: The Whole Package

At the time we were looking to update our own image, website and branding. Talking this through with Michael he pitched to me the idea of a complete package where he and Aaron Fickling would spearhead a whole project including a brand realignment, a new website, a series of promotional videos and a launch campaign as we opened our second Kitchen in Norwich. I was really excited and we set about taking Funnells Kitchen to the next level.

catering business captured on filmOver the next few months we worked closely with Michael and Aaron as they began to help us discover what made Funnells Kitchen different in the catering business market place. Through discovery meetings and talking with our clients we built up an even sharper picture of would we are and what it means to be a Funnells Kitchen client.

The Shoot Day Arrived

A big part of our brand realignment and the opening of our second kitchen was a set of promotional videos. It was great when the shoot day finally arrived and our chef’s began making the first of our extensive list of recipes for the two day shoot.

The crew was large and we had photography as well as film to do. The team worked well and the chef’s soon got into the swing of things it was very different from their usual day to day. On an average day our chefs would be making pizza for thirty people on the shoot they made the same pizza thirty times!

I was very impressed with the crew and their devotion to getting just the right shot to show off our food in the best way possible. Everyone worked hard under the direction of Michael with Aaron heading up the photoshoot, together they kept it all on an even keel. It was interesting to see exactly how a film is put together and the time it takes to light, arrange, rehearse and finally shoot each shot. You realise that these guys were professionals and knew how to get the most out of our lovely food.

catering business captured on film

It’s a Wrap

When the two days came to an end, Michael called “It’s A Wrap” and the crew were very excited to be finally able to try Jamie’s signature donuts. They all set about enjoying something they had watched being made for nearly two days!

The final video really does show what Funnells Kitchen is, what we believe as a company and why our aim is for each of our business catering clients to experience good food.  The video has given us a promotional tool that sets us apart from our competitors and shows our clients why Funnells Kitchen is a catering business with a difference. The video allows us to connect with new customers by showing them what is important to us and why we feel quality catering business is so important.

Something Unexpected

Unexpectedly the video has also given our staff a real understanding of what it means to be working for Funnell’s Kitchen. It’s helped us craft our mission statement going forward, it’s added to our great business culture by helping us to continue to work towards the same goals.

Any business is thinking about video marketing I would say go for it. You will have a lot of fun making it and get a real marketing asset at the end of the experience that will help you drive growth in your business.