This project's funding goal was not reached on August 23, 2014.
About this project
Welcome! We are thrilled that you have landed upon our page! My name is Priscilla Briggs. I am the owner and curator of this most awesome product!
I started making lollipops for fun! I am a very adventurous person and I love to learn and explore many hobbies. I am a mother of 3 sweet little boys and a wife of an amazing and loving husband who has supported me in all my new hobbies and exploration of talent.
In November 2012, I opened Designer Lollipop on Etsy, hoping to sell just a few edible image lollipops. In one month I sold hundreds, leaving me flabbergasted and excited all at once.
Lollipop making for me began sloppy, and let's face it, most nights I was a hot mess with hard candy stuck to my shirt and face! I spent many long nights perfecting my recipes, and it took me time to learn how to work with my molds.
The process is unique and takes long hours. From start to finish it takes about 7-8 hours to do 600 lollipops!
Now fast forward 1 year and Designer Lollipop's girls are working around the clock trying to keep up with Handmade lollipops. Thanks to viral blogging and some high end clients, our lollipops are being handed out at events such as: Martha Stewart's Fashion week party, Nasa corporate events, and the Toronto Blue Jays Gala.
If that weren't enough excitement, in February of this year, Whoopi Goldberg placed an undercover order from our Etsy shop and introduced them to her co-worker friends! They loved them so much that they were handed out as the #1 gift on their Valentines Day segment! Watch our video segment here:
What your pledged money will be used for:
#1 Purchase our Steam Boiler for our Lollipop line. $14,700
#2 Purchase our Ball wrapping machine so we don't have to wrap each lollipop by hand!!!!! $15,000
#3 We need $15,300 to renovate and build-out our warehouse space. It will need a ventilation system and a drain added to the floor.
With our new manufacturing line, we will be able to produce our lollipops quickly and efficiently. Currently, all lollipops are made by hand and in one 8 hour shift we can make 600 lollipops. Our new machines will allow us to make 12,000 lollipops in 1 hour!
Here is a sample of what our line will look like when it is completed:
The machine is currently being built in Asia and the estimated finish date is Aug 31st! It will take 30 days to ship to the US. It will take about 2 weeks to assemble the machine.
Our plans for the future:
This week we signed contracts with Baxbo LLC, our Distributor. They will be distributing and marketing our brand from this day forward. We are very excited to announce that our lollipops will also be sold in Hallmark Gold Crown stores around the world! This is just the beginning of the many retail shop's to carry our famous lollipops!
Some examples of what Backers will receive: See full details to the right of this page.
Did you know All regular Reward levels include free shipping anywhere in North America? We are also pleased to announce international shipping! We will send your product by the estimated ship date or sooner.
Please also visit our website: shop.designerlolli.com to see our entire collection of lollipops.
Want it all plus a tour of our Lollipop Facility? Pledge $2500.00 and join us in SLC, Utah for a behind the scenes look at how we make our lollipops. After the tour we will treat you and one guest to dinner on us!
(Travel & Accommodations not included!)
What our clients and customers have to say:
We chose Designer Lollipops because they offered a completely bespoke design and that hand crafted attention to detail that we were after. From initial e-mails to delivery discussing design and flavors that would suit our crisp ivory and blue theme, it was clear that the process was efficient and fun – so much so, that after having one set made up we chose to have their famous flag lollipops also made up for over a dozen international guests that we had so that they felt that a personal touch had been made to welcome them to our wedding. Priscilla and the team went above and beyond for us and provided a superb service. Will 100% recommend and use again for gifts and treats with that extra special touch.” --Andrew, London.
"Amazing, amazing lollipops. First time at this shop and working with this vendor. Will definitely be using again! Thank you!"
These were a Birthday present for a friend. She LOVED them. Said they were one of her all time favorite gifts!! She couldn't believe how clear the pics were.
Read a hundred more reviews like these: CLICK HERE
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR CAMPAIGN AND FOR EACH OF YOUR PLEDGES!
Risks and challenges
We are an established company and we have thousands of high end clients we serve weekly! Currently we have made over 89,000 lollipops by hand and grossed over $140,000 in the past 17 months!
Our company is a honest, hard working company. I can honestly say that we do not for see any obstacles that cannot be overcome. You have our promise that we will follow through on our project and see it through to completion.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We ship our amazing lollipops USPS Priority mail so that our lollipops don't melt with heat and or humidity! Standard shipping for 1 large flat rate envelope is $23.95!
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