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Candy MechanicsBy Candy Mechanics
First created
Candy MechanicsBy Candy Mechanics
First created
£2,838
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
96
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2015 7:28 AM UTC +00:00

About

At Candy Mechanics, we combine traditional candy making techniques with the latest developments in technology to create confectionery like no other.

As of the 9th September 2015 The Queen will be our longest serving Monarch. As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve created two delicious life-like lollipops, in a pair of delightfully British flavours: Chocolate Biscuit or Strawberries & Cream. 

Chocolate Biscuit         or         Strawberries & Cream
Chocolate Biscuit or Strawberries & Cream

Chocolate Biscuit is silky milk chocolate decorated with delicate shards of wafer and dark chocolate crispy spheres; Strawberries & Cream is made with smooth white chocolate, real freeze-dried strawberries and crispy, creamy pearls.

YOUR HEAD ON A STICK

With our newly developed process, we can put your head on a stick.  We promise to make you taste as good as you look. Using 3D scanners, 3D printers and a little bit of magic, we can create photo-realistic lollipops of anyone in a multitude of flavours.

Banana & Salted Peanut - Freeze Dried Strawberry & Pistachio - Freeze Dried Raspberry & Black Sesame Seed - Caramelised hazelnut & Chocolate Cookie Crumb
Banana & Salted Peanut - Freeze Dried Strawberry & Pistachio - Freeze Dried Raspberry & Black Sesame Seed - Caramelised hazelnut & Chocolate Cookie Crumb

OUR PROCESS

To turn you into a lollipop we have to do a few things. First of all, we need to get you down to Somerset House in London to be 3D scanned. We  make a 3D model from your scan using a 3D printer. Then, It's a case of making a mould, casting the chocolate and adding your flavour of choice. 

3D scan you
3D scan you
3D print you
3D print you
Moudling - We make a form from our prints ready for casting
Moudling - We make a form from our prints ready for casting
Casting - We fill our moulds with chocolate and sprinkle them with all sorts of goodies.
Casting - We fill our moulds with chocolate and sprinkle them with all sorts of goodies.
Show off!
Show off!

 THE CANDY LAB

We’re on Kickstarter because we want to make the most incredible candy the world has ever seen. Crucial to this is setting up the Candy Lab - a space where we can develop, make and deliver all of our creations from one location. We also need to invest in packaging to create a way to house and transport our creations safely. We have already started work on this in-house but need a manufacturer to produce them at scale.

These lollipops are just one of many future creations we have in store. We need you help to get off the ground, so we can make the others, a reality.

WHO ARE WE?

Candy Mechanics was established by designers Sam Part and Benjamin Redford during a collaborative residency in Selfridges department store, London. Will Leigh (our very own Willy Wonka and long-time confectionery developer) has previously worked for Green & Black's, Kraft, Paul A Young Fine Chocolates as well as the major UK supermarkets. He joined the adventure to add some incredible flavour to the project.

 TIMELINE

Risks and challenges

Our main risks and challenges are going to be packaging these little creations up and getting them to you safely. Every other stage in our process is nailed down. Part of the funding will be going towards our candy lab and the rest will go towards being able to send out our little heads safely so they get to you in perfect condition. Nobody wants a lollipop with a black eye or a broken nose.

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    SWING THE VOTE.

    Thank you so much for your support. Help us vote on who we should turn into lollipop next.

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    ONE QUEEN - CHOCOLATE BISCUIT

    Her Royal Highness - Chocolate Biscuit Edition. Made from delicious milk chocolate, studded with crispy chocolate coated cereal pieces and crunchy posh wafer called feuilletine.

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    ONE QUEEN - STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM

    Her Royal Highness - Strawberries and Cream Edition. Made from smooth white chocolate, studded with crispy white chocolate coated cereal pieces and real freeze dried strawberry bits.

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    TWO QUEENS

    One of each flavour: 1 x Chocolate Biscuit and 1 x Strawberry and Cream.

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    SIX QUEENS

    A box of six Queen lollipops in Chocolate Biscuit, Strawberries and Cream, or an equal amount of each.

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    TEN QUEENS

    A box of ten Queen lollipops in Chocolate Biscuit, Strawberries and Cream, or an equal amount of each.

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    THIRTY QUEENS -

    A box of thirty Queen lollipops in Chocolate Biscuit, Strawberries and Cream, or an equal amount of each.

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    TWENTY OF YOUR HEAD

    Twenty Lollipops of your own head, in any one of our six delightful flavours.

    *Person being scanned needs to get to central London*

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    TWO HUNDRED OF YOUR HEAD

    Two hundred lollipops of your own head. Come down to our London HQ, get scanned and work with our candy man, Will, to create your own unique flavour.

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    TWO HUNDRED OF YOUR HEAD + 50 GUESTS

    The Candy Mechanics team will come to your event, set up their scanning booth and scan up to 50 people. We’ll give out 200 chocolate lollipops of the host’s head at the event and the guests will each receive their own head in the post two weeks later.

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Funding period

- (30 days)