Now that I’m fully an adult — which is what being 30 and having only one pair of jeans that fits is, I guess — I have little use for candy that doesn’t include some combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel. (Crispy rice is caramel’s understudy.) So most hard candies like Gobstoppers and lollipops aren’t visible to my radar, though I still go to town on cakes and cookies like nobody’s business.
But when it comes to Salt Lake City’s Priscilla, who runs the Etsy shop DesignerLollipop, my taste buds are intrigued. Though not as much as my eyes are, because these are the most beautiful pieces of candy I’ve ever seen in my life. And if it wasn’t for chef Masaharu Morimoto, I’d almost go so far as to say it’s the most beautiful food I’ve ever seen. Although Pricilla’s site doesn’t specifically say it, we’ll assume no real dinosaur eyes were used in the creation of the lollipops above.
While some of her talents go toward creating lollipop versions of things like sports balls, zodiac signs, and fireworks, the best of Priscilla’s work is inspired by our favorite subject. Everything from nebulas to solar winds to meteor showers get their own pops. And yeah, I know she’s not designing the pictures herself, but why would she need to when nature gives us these images for free? Just look at these starry night suckers and tell me you wouldn’t like to put the universe in your mouth right now.