VENDOR OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2020
As you know, we love to showcase beautiful local businesses that love to help out with your wedding day – today we chat to Kamni from “Celebration Favours“.
She makes the most delectable handmade lollipops that are just perfect as bonbonniere.
Based on the Northern end of the Gold Coast, she is perfectly positioned to service all areas from the Sunshine Coast to Northern NSW.
So Kamni, please can you tell me a little about your business?
“Celebration Favours” has a unique take on favours for any events with personalised lollipops. The lollipops come in different sizes, flavours with an edible image, flower petals or confetti. It was established Feb 2019 after I was scrolling mindlessly through Insta and came across a photo of lollipops with fancy images in it and all edible. This intrigued my curiosity, I did further research and started ringing local cake shops to gain some insight on working with sugar syrups and temperatures. It took a lot of trial and errors to perfect the consistency, and throughout my research my daughters and the neighbourhood children were my taste testing guinea pigs! (to which I was very popular for a while! )
The Lollipops that you create are simply divine! It is such a unique concept.
What makes you stand out?
When I began researching the concept of edible images inside lollipops, I couldn’t find anyone locally doing anything similar. I feel this wholly makes my lollipops stand out! The best thing about them is that they can be personalised to individual events like Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Christenings, Housewarmings, Valentines Day, Mothers Day, and much more. I also have many local companies that are also using my lollipops as company thank yous or favours.
Since you began creating your amazing sweets, is there a particular moment, achievement or contribution that you are most proud of?
The most memorable moment for me was when I was approached by Robina Town Centre to make 400 lollipops, with their logo, for the 2019 Black Friday sale. This order jumped to over 900 and it was short notice as well. There were many late nights but I managed to finish and deliver the products on time. This also is my biggest order/achievement that I’m super proud of.
What inspires you?
This is my side hustle… I’m a single mum of 2 beautiful teenage girls and I am a Teachers Aide by profession. Hard work and dedication to “Celebration Favours” is what inspires me and keeps me going.
Collaborating with my customers with designing and when they see the final product brings out pure joy to their faces and enjoying the lollipops with great feed backs is always a treasure.
“Celebration Favours” has had lollipop orders from all over Australia and in fact my very first order was from Western Australia.
Thanks for the chat Kamni! Its been a pleasure to get to know you a little better.