I'm using regular lollipop sticks for a cake pop cake. And for the design I'm using, I'd like to color the sticks green. But i'm not sure what the best way to do that would be without turning everything into a gooey sticky mess! Any ideas? Thanks!
Well you have to paint them with diluted food colouring.
The old way was to mix the food colouring with water, dump in a handful of sticks, then fish them out one by one and stick them into a piece of foam to air dry.
I think "staining" them with food coloring would be a gooey sticky mess that would probably not completely dry and would also soak into the paper fibers making them soggy or remain tacky.
If they won't be at an outdoor event where there's a concern of melting, I'd dip the sticks in green-tinted white chocolate.
You could always buy them pre-colored...
Though, both are for plastic sticks...
Maybe if you are set on paper ones, someone has them... I just did a quick search...