Lily’s Magical Treats makes magic with marshmallows in Madison | Meals & Drink

When she was simply 7 years previous, Lily Todd dreamed up a cotton sweet enterprise. Now 11, Lily and her mother, Tiffany Messenger, are the proprietors of Lily’s Magical Treats, a Madison-based LLC that makes “pure, gourmand cotton sweet and extra.” 

Thus far, the 2 have made greater than 70 flavors of cotton sweet and greater than 100 completely different lollipop flavors.“Among the enjoyable issues we’ve achieved are gin and tonic, maple-bacon, and completely different tropical fruits combined collectively,” stated Messenger. “All kinds of fine stuff.”

“We simply preserve getting extra flavors,” Lily added.

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Lily Todd (age 11), of Lily’s Magical Treats, holds a Wisconsin formed lollipop.

Lily informed her dad and mom she wished to have a snow cone enterprise in spring of 2019. She talked about the thought to her trainer, who informed Lily that when she was youthful, she had a cotton sweet maker and bought treats to buddies.

“She (Lily) got here dwelling with the thought and requested ‘can we get a cotton sweet machine? I wanna have a cotton sweet enterprise,’” Messenger stated. “And we have been like, wait a second! That’s truly doable. It’s not like an enormous funding. I believe we are able to determine this out.” 

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Lily Todd (age 11) and her mother, Tiffany Messenger, make cotton sweet for a buyer’s Lily’s Magical Treats order at their kitchen house in Madison.

Lily and her mother make their sweets utilizing natural cane sugar, and shortly started promoting them at theGreenway Station Farmers Market in Middleton (Might-October yearly). Since then, they’ve added lollipops, marshmallows and extra.

The cotton sweet prices $3.25 for many flavors, from blueberry and watermelon to grapefruit, pear, IPA (hops) and elderflower. Lollipops vary in value — 15 natural pops price $20. St. Patrick’s Day shamrock lollipops price $16.97 for a pack of 10. Large lollipops price $2 every, and a lollipop within the form of Wisconsin prices $3 (flavors differ).

Lily’s Magical Treats additionally affords freeze dried Skittles ($3.75), freeze dried Jolly Ranchers ($6.50), and cotton sweet truffles ($19).

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Strawberry flavored cotton sweet from Lily’s Magical Treats is ready for an order.

Lollipops as a artistic outlet

Lily’s Magical Treats sells goodies wholesale on-line and at occasions, just like the Bodega at Breese Stevens Discipline and the Madison Evening Market, in addition to faculty fundraisers. Lately, Lily’s Magical Treats was a vendor at WedPlan Madison, the place they met many {couples} and attainable prospects.   

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Lily Todd (age 11) and her mother, Tiffany Messenger, make cotton sweet at Lily’s Magical Treats.

Messenger stated just a few companies throughout the U.S. carry Lily’s lollipops underneath their identify. She’s even had firms like Criminal & Marker, an natural canned cocktail firm, contact her about creating one thing particular.

“That they had me make a line of lollipops to match their flavors,” Messenger stated. “It’s easy and enjoyable to make lollipops, as a result of you will get so artistic with flavors and shapes and all of the issues you are able to do with them. I get pleasure from that lots.”   

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Lollipops in quite a lot of flavors are saved on a shelf within the kitchen of Lily’s Magical Treats.

In October 2021, Lily’s Magical Treats expanded to supply catering for birthday events, weddings, company occasions and extra. The enterprise was capable of broaden as a result of renting a spot in a industrial kitchen, a sublet from Isthmus Eats, a neighborhood meal equipment firm. Isthmus Eats affords a few of Lily’s merchandise on the market, too.

With spring and summer season on the best way, Messenger stated their calendar is filling up shortly. The pair hopes prospects and potential prospects will see their merchandise in additional locations across the space quickly.

“That’s our aim this yr, is to get into extra retail places,” stated Messenger. On working a enterprise along with her mother, Lily stated it’s enjoyable.

“I eat a variety of cotton sweet,” she added.

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