One question I get asked quite a bit is, “What do you suggest as a wedding favor gift?”
Well, today I want to introduce you to this little cutie pie lollipop baker, Molly Weener, who is the owner and designer of Flour & Fig. Flour & Fig caught my eye on Instagram with her unique and creative lollipop images. I contacted her regarding a photo shoot (you can find here on Boho Weddings) and asked her if she could provide a few of her products for some added flair. I am so glad she did and I think the addition made some absolutely darling photos! I highly recommend these adorable confections as wedding favors. Whether you choose a product already in Molly’s inventory or decide to work with Molly one-on-one for something a bit more custom to your tastes, one thing is for sure…your wedding will be a whole lot sweeter.
Meet Molly and learn more about her and her business in our interview, below:
Q. Can you describe your company and products?
A. I am the owner of Flour & Fig, a small lollipop business. We specialize in weddings & events. All of our lollipops are made in small batches and are hand-poured on a wooden lollipop stick.
Q. How did you get started creating these lovely lollipops and why did you decide to start your own business?
A. I attended pastry school at Kendall College five years ago. Once I graduated, my husband and I headed out to San Francisco for two years. I worked in a few different bakeries including Craftsman & Wolves. While we were in California, we had a sweet baby girl and the 2:00 a.m. shift was no longer a feasible option.
Once we moved back to Chicago, I decided starting my own business was the best way I could balance my creativity with having a family. I chose a product that I have fun making and allows me to be creative. And let me tell you, being able to set my own schedule is a total dream. After coming off crazy, middle-of-the-night bakery hours to work during the day and actually sleep at night is huge for me and my sanity :)
Q. What is your process like when you create your products?
A. The process of creating lollipops is a lot of trial and error. And, although my recipe stays relatively the same, I love experimenting with new flavors, designs, edible flowers and sprinkles. Flavor will always be most important to me and when I find a design that fits that flavor, it's magic!
Q. How can couples utilize Flour & Fig as a unique addition to their wedding and do you do custom orders?
A. Yes, we absolutely love doing custom orders. I think it's so fun when my clients have a specific vision for what they want their lollipops to look like and how to use them. Lollipops make the sweetest favors for wedding showers, bachelor (yes! root beer float & maple bourbon lollipops are really popular with the guys) and bachelorette parties, welcome gifts and the wedding itself. Lollipops are beautiful on a place setting or on a sweet table. One of my favorite ways to use lollipops is for escort cards!
Molly’s favorite quote
“Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”