#58 An image of a Calla Lilly in 1500 pieces of candy.


Comments • 389

  • knm_plans
    knm_plans 3 days ago

    @loftypursuits Have you ever considered practicing with clay when youre attempting a complicated design? It would be smaller obviously, but this design within a cane is not new nor limited to candy making. Polymer clay is a popular medium for this technique so there’s lots of videos and inspiration out there!

    • knm_plans
      knm_plans 7 hours ago

      Oh I understand there are drastic differences in regards to overall stability! Obviously clay won't go flat on you as you work on it (unless you're someplace crazy hot!). But my comment was more in suggestion to just playing with the shapes so you can decide what you think looks best. With something like clay it's easier as you can really sit with it and think, you're not forced to work on the fly and hope the vision in your head comes to fruition. You can kind of get an idea for how many petals to aim for, how many colors could be included before it's too busy, etc. It's like med students practicing on dummies before they're set loose on patients! It's never the same but the dry run still helps, lol.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  13 hours ago +1

      Clay is very different. This is a non-Newtonian fluid. It really does not translate what you can do.

  • datrandomazn
    datrandomazn 23 days ago

    Looks like an eggplant ahaha

  • Elemeno P.
    Elemeno P. Month ago

    Funny, these look like what they redesigned the Tide Pods to look like

  • cloudy king studios

    You remind me of my favorite TVclipr oxhorn

  • Theshortguy84
    Theshortguy84 Month ago +1

    I wanna eat it while it's Malleable

  • Garrett Monie
    Garrett Monie Month ago

    Have you ever made image candy canes?

    I'M PICKLE RICK ! Month ago

    I love the longer videos especially with great narration

  • HANGMAN suicidal superhero

    Where did the yellow go?

  • Cool Lights Productions

    Im a blacksmith museum in pa i would love to make a candy hook for u

  • Gone Forever
    Gone Forever Month ago

    Nice eggplant candy

  • Julie Shuster
    Julie Shuster 2 months ago

    What song is he playing in the video

  • THN Hammerman
    THN Hammerman 4 months ago

    2000 likes and only 14 dislikes. I think the longer videos have spoken :)

  • Tex MeLMeL
    Tex MeLMeL 4 months ago


  • closegt
    closegt 4 months ago


  • briah kay
    briah kay 4 months ago

    he reminds me of gary gergich and thats why i love him

  • Jason McLaughlin
    Jason McLaughlin 4 months ago

    I really enjoyed the longer video. I made my first order last week on your web site. I can't wait to taste your handiwork. Keep up the great work!

  • Steve Skouson
    Steve Skouson 5 months ago

    Greg, please make longer videos.
    Yes, your voice it quite soothing, but
    I just enjoy your creativity.

  • Samantha Evans
    Samantha Evans 5 months ago

    I wish you would make a poinsettia flower candy for christmas

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  5 months ago

      +Samantha Evans perhaps next year. It's been part of the assortment in the past.

  • Tim Kats
    Tim Kats 5 months ago

    The art in the candy you make is stunning, but I will admit I thought it was an eggplant originally. ; ]

  • MikeOnTheBox
    MikeOnTheBox 6 months ago

    Ahhh so it does happens that sometimes they don't come out as expected :P
    Really nice candy. Love the colors.

  • MikeOnTheBox
    MikeOnTheBox 6 months ago

    Actually I like the long videos :D

  • Stine Smith
    Stine Smith 6 months ago

    ITS to bad that the yellow didnt realy show :(

  • Joey Crain
    Joey Crain 7 months ago

    What song is this??

  • mash4092
    mash4092 7 months ago

    Great video! I love your channel
    I've been wondering what is the version of the song "You rascal you" you're using in your videos? I couldn't find it any where!!

  • Mark Schmitt
    Mark Schmitt 7 months ago +2

    I would watch a 45 minute video if you talk

  • sugallama
    sugallama 8 months ago +1

    finally got my order after your normal delays + hurricane irma, DAMN that's good candy

  • desposyy
    desposyy 8 months ago +1

    No one's ever offered me a giant fiberglass banana...

  • Motor rider
    Motor rider 8 months ago +2

    Who remembers thos strawberry candies that our grandparents always had but now I can't find

  • QuietLandslide
    QuietLandslide 8 months ago

    why do you mix some of the darker colors with white instead of just pulling them to make them a lighter color?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  8 months ago

      +iWasntRuddy pulling would make them only so light

  • Chezz Chezz
    Chezz Chezz 8 months ago +2

    Are you able to do a full video of your making the candy from start to finish, no cuts.

  • Beko Efecik
    Beko Efecik 8 months ago

    bu şeker karışımı temeli indengretes:glukos, sugar and water ???

  • RettTV
    RettTV 8 months ago +2


  • shhhhyeahright
    shhhhyeahright 8 months ago

    You're getting much better at the music/narration volume balance - not too loud, not too soft. 👍🏻 much less distracting from the actual candy-making.
    Also LOVE the "mapping" shown for the designs as you work that you've been adding!

    • shhhhyeahright
      shhhhyeahright 8 months ago

      Lofty Pursuits Ah, mobile life. 😄

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  8 months ago +1

      +shhhhyeahright Thank you. The audio issue us apparently I have much better speakers than most people have on their computer and everyone has on their cellphone. I now mix with a $3 pair of earbuds from Walgreens.

  • Hiphyro
    Hiphyro 8 months ago +1

    Love the weird smile he does at the camera when at the hook

  • RoeikanPlayz!
    RoeikanPlayz! 9 months ago +2

    this channel makes the most satisfying video in the world a joke!
    like if you agree

  • Diego Luna
    Diego Luna 9 months ago

    He looks like Kevin from the office

  • Isaak Johnson
    Isaak Johnson 9 months ago +1

    I think it looks more like an eggplant

    MY REDSTONE LAB 9 months ago


    MY REDSTONE LAB 9 months ago

    I thought it was an eggplant XD

    DANIMATIONS 9 months ago

    your videos are absolutely GREAT i watch them everyday before bed i hope you can make more!!

  • Wut
    Wut 9 months ago

    I absolutely love your videos, mostly because of your enthusiasm for the art of candy making and putting smiles on people's faces. I also enjoy the fact that you care about history so much.

  • Jared R
    Jared R 9 months ago

    You have mastered repetition, an important part of life

    • Jared R
      Jared R 9 months ago

      lol I see

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  9 months ago +1

      +Jared R I learned how to do it with this one secret trick ...

    • Jared R
      Jared R 9 months ago

      Any tips on how you do it?

    • Jared R
      Jared R 9 months ago

      hahaha :) thanks for replying, i like your videos a lot!!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  9 months ago +1

      +Jared R I am told that again and again ...

  • Finn Collier
    Finn Collier 9 months ago

    Easily the most wholesome man on youtube.

  • chicken fajita
    chicken fajita 9 months ago

    i swear one night i checked the sub count and is 188k, when i woke up at around noon it was 193k

  • Halsey Lynn
    Halsey Lynn 9 months ago

    You seem so passionate and kind and fun to talk to. You remind me a bit of Chef Gusteau from Ratatouille. I really enjoy your views, they are very cool and relaxing. Thanks for making them!

  • Julia Anjos
    Julia Anjos 9 months ago

    I wish I lived near your store ;-; I live in Brasil and I don't tink we even make hard candy here 😭 (also, sorry for my spelling)

  • Roblox Creater
    Roblox Creater 9 months ago

    I wished I lived in Tallahassee 😭😭😭😭 I live in England you see and to be honest we aren't very creative with our sweets

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  9 months ago

      +Roblox Creater There are some good candy makers in Blackpool I hear.

  • HermitCriabTM
    HermitCriabTM 9 months ago

    When you do it, it looks so easy. How do you do this ?? Magic??

  • Wake Archus
    Wake Archus 9 months ago

    could you do more videos like the pokeball one where it is music and candy with little narration

  • Isaac Myers
    Isaac Myers 9 months ago

    What song is that when you're pulling the candy out of the cooling table?

  • ToLazyGaming
    ToLazyGaming 9 months ago

    how sharp are those handled knife things? the candies look really glasses and they cut through with ease

  • Christine Hensley
    Christine Hensley 10 months ago

    don't change a thing love the longer videos love all the info too

  • Kathy Bennett
    Kathy Bennett 10 months ago

    Did mgk steal his lyrics from the first song in the background???

  • Abbigail Beaumont
    Abbigail Beaumont 10 months ago

    anyone else hear a song in the background that kinda sounded like MGK and Camila Cabello's "Bad Things" ??

    • Madeline Armstrong
      Madeline Armstrong 5 months ago

      My life is emo crack Yep. That's actually a cover of Fastball's "Out of My Head" by Lofty Pursuits' old in house band. MGK and Camila Cabello, uh, sampled the chorus. Fastball's singer endorsed "Bad Things" funnily enough.

  • good2beborn007
    good2beborn007 10 months ago

    That is amazing!! You have a real talent!

  • Carlie Johnson
    Carlie Johnson 10 months ago

    Am I the only one who watches his videos to sleep?

  • Aimee Rose
    Aimee Rose 10 months ago

    im hooked!!! love your videos!!!

  • khakiwakilala
    khakiwakilala 10 months ago

    It's insane to me that you could do all that in just 40 mins 😮

  • Dee Generate
    Dee Generate 10 months ago +3

    Who else thought it was an eggplant? 🍆

  • Lori Marquez
    Lori Marquez 11 months ago

    i have been watching your videos the last few days, I'm a new viewer. And i love love love the long videos. Its so relaxing watching you create such beautiful candy and your voice is so calming. Please never stop making your videos. i can't wait to order some candy!!

  • Shaw Hennessey
    Shaw Hennessey 11 months ago

    I want a giant fiberglass banana.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      "Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he will be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see." said in a bad french accent.

  • Katrina Kole
    Katrina Kole 11 months ago

    Love the candy videos. You have a very soothing voice, and the music is amazing...just one thing about this one...flowers have pistILS not pisTONS..lol...

  • Cee Cee
    Cee Cee 11 months ago

    Greg, you have such a pleasant speaking voice! I love your voice over on these videos, as well as your explanations, anecdote, stories and occasional poetry! oh, and your candies are absolutely breathtaking! beautiful edible art! keep up the nice work! you've got a fan in New York!

    • Cee Cee
      Cee Cee 11 months ago


  • Archer Bennington
    Archer Bennington 11 months ago

    Someday, maybe next summer, I'm gonna drive up all the way from Mississippi to see you guys!

  • Steeltown Mermaids
    Steeltown Mermaids 11 months ago

    When you went to the candy hook i saw the banana first , and i honestly thought for a second you were going to pull the candy on it!

  • Michael Garofalo
    Michael Garofalo 11 months ago

    I find myself watching these videos over and over and over again it's just relaxing. The only thing I'm missing is the candy itself I seem to have run out I need to buy more. I was wondering Greg if you've ever tried to put a face in the candy ? On various videos and on the website there is a portrait of you near the cooling table and I was just curious if it's possible to put your portrait in the candy 🍭

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Mike Garofalo I've wondered that myself. I think I could put a caricature in candy but I'm not sure how good it would be. I thought I could do more of an impressionist piece but it would take a little planning no make that a lot of planning

  • Christi Caballero
    Christi Caballero 11 months ago

    Hi guys love your videos! just an FYI in case you werent aware if you take a hammer and hit the end of the hook a few times and then right before you remove the pulled candy, there wont be any left stuck on the hook when you remove it.

    • Christi Caballero
      Christi Caballero 11 months ago

      understandable. thanks for replying. i watch your videos alot and one day I am going to have to come watch you make it. Im in NC so it wouldnt be too far of a drive. do yow have a scheduled day that you make batches?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      You did not, but I get this suggestion once a week and I find frustrating that this happens. I've gotten a few good suggestions from fans over the years, like the rolling pin I now use, but the assumption that I don't look at candy videos too surprises me.

    • Christi Caballero
      Christi Caballero 11 months ago

      Ok, thats interesting. I just saw it and thought it may help. Sorry if i offended you that was not my intention. I love your videos, they're very interesting and sort of calming for me.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Christi Caballero And then you integrate into the can these bits that can cause crystallization of your whole batch of candy. You save about a dime's worth of candy to create an inferior candy that will have a shorter shelf life. Why would I want to do this? The real reason they do this is their hook is attached to the wall and can't come off. They have no way to clean it. Out hook comes off the wall we put it in a pot of boiling water which cleans it and sanitize is it. They have no good way to sanitize their hook. I keep on wondering why people wanted me to copy a less sanitary technique that will also lead to producing some interior candy. All for saving a half dozen pieces of candy.

  • Joey Cheri
    Joey Cheri 11 months ago

    Not to correct too much but its a pistil not a piston

  • Nicole Powers
    Nicole Powers 11 months ago

    Can you do a Yoshi?

    • Nicole Powers
      Nicole Powers 11 months ago

      And if I wanted to order how much would I have to buy? What would be the total cost I live in Washington state.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +2

      +Nicole Powers This is like existential guitar. Yes, I think I can do a Yoshi.

  • oddbird
    oddbird 11 months ago

    Have you ever considered selling your castoffs? Do you sell them? Rolling any extra blobs into a messy tube and chipping that into a discount bin of random-looking and tasting candies, or selling the giant fist-sized lump that you pull off to start rolling the tubes, either whole or in chunks?

  • redneckbarbie2061
    redneckbarbie2061 11 months ago

    are there any coupon codes for ordering candy?? i am placing my first Lofty Pursuits order today!!

  • Roger That
    Roger That 11 months ago +1

    "Pistil", not piston.

  • Aaron J M Miles
    Aaron J M Miles 11 months ago

    Aaaaaaaand there's a giant banana 😂😂

  • Ike_of_the_Greil_Mercenaries

    I dig the longer video. Keep it up!!!

  • Amber Coons-Lopez
    Amber Coons-Lopez 11 months ago

    I love learning so much from you.... more than candy. Thank you.

  • Mindy Vaughn
    Mindy Vaughn Year ago

    Love! The longer video!

  • Ashley DiGiacomo
    Ashley DiGiacomo Year ago

    It amazes me how you guys do this. I could never even think of how to place the candy...

  • Tori Grace
    Tori Grace Year ago +1

    love this! purple calla lilies were my wedding flowers 11yrs ago

  • Collectivee
    Collectivee Year ago

    What was the song in the backround? In the beginning

  • MoonlightBuilds CY

    Greg, why do you spin the candy rod when cutting it into pieces?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +MoonlightBuilds CY there is always a sweet spot for cutting. When I find it I follow it.

  • alice roux
    alice roux Year ago +8

    I didn't know Calla lilies were the same as arum lilies, you may want to know about arum lily frogs, they are very cute and make their homes in the flower petals. I live in Cape Town where the lilies are indigenous and the frog species is under threat because people who want to make money pick the wild lilies to sell at the traffic lights and the frogs are deprived of their habitat. I have only seen the frog in an aquarium but each time I see wild lilies I will look inside for the frogs. Thank you for the video!

  • Heather Pearce
    Heather Pearce Year ago

    I LOVE watching your videos! My maternal Grandmother was a renowned cook and my Mom was pretty talented as well, I think I inherited their interests in cooking, baking, etc.. I find your videos NOT ONLY INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING AND RELAXING, but educating as well. I must say, though, listening to you talk is like listening to one of the best public speakers, you add in little anecdotes at the perfect times and you speak at a good pace and speak clearly. Please continue making plenty of videos, my Autistic son enjoys your videos as much as I do and we often watch a video of yours before bed at night, such a relaxing and enjoyable experience, thank you and God bless! 😊

  • The Yokai Researcher

    What happens to the leftover candy?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +2

      +The Yokai Researcher We sell it in the store under the name unicorn droppings

  • Hibraisil
    Hibraisil Year ago

    Well, I don't like the sped up videos at all. I think you are reckoning without the "watching for relaxation" faction amongst your viewers.

  • breannam611
    breannam611 Year ago

    I would love to know what you do with the end of the log? That bit at the very beginning of the log before you start the rods, it seems like a waste to throw it away but maybe you do something with it?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +1

      +breannam611 we sell it in the store under the name Unicorn droppings.

  • Cheshire Cat
    Cheshire Cat Year ago +3

    That was really amazing. I didn't even think you could do something that complex. You really are a candy artist.

  • SusanIvanova2257
    SusanIvanova2257 Year ago

    Sooooooo... What does it take to become a apprentice of yours?

  • Amy Wasserman
    Amy Wasserman Year ago +5

    Not only do I enjoy watching the candy making process, but I find your voice so soothing. Thanks for making these videos.

  • Tatum Harding
    Tatum Harding Year ago +2

    is he first song that was on out of my head by fastball because that is one of my favorite songs and im only 12 :)

  • Betina1984
    Betina1984 Year ago

    Love the longer video and wow what beautiful flowers 😃🖒 nicely done! Have you thought about maybe doing a live video one day? Then you don't have to worry about editing 😉 Would be fun to see the entire process ☺

    • Betina1984
      Betina1984 Year ago

      Lofty Pursuits Cool, I'll turn on the notifications then ☺🖒

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +1

      +Betina1984 we do a few live streams a month. Subscribe to our channel and you'll find out when we do.

  • Scott W
    Scott W Year ago +16


    • Pamela Daigle
      Pamela Daigle Year ago +2

      Heh! Glad I'm not the only one that caught that...

  • Savanna Evans
    Savanna Evans Year ago

    There is a machine that can cut the candy very evenly, I saw it on another candy account.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +3

      +Savanna Evans they're actually two machines that appeared of a man to do this. One was made between the 1930s and 1950s and I really want. The other one is a modern one meant for machine cutting a machine produced candy similar to mine. It really requires a full assembly line to use so that one does not interest me. The older one appears to the maiden Europe and there appear to be two of them still in use. I'm actually hoping to visit one of the candy makers who one it this summer but I don't know if I'm going to be able to. I am not sure what I think about mechanizing like candy but my wrist would really enjoy the break.

  • Eazy Dominik
    Eazy Dominik Year ago

    too bad that the shipping costs way too much for me :(

  • Mark Wilder
    Mark Wilder Year ago +7

    Pistil, not piston.

  • daniel baun
    daniel baun Year ago

    Can you make some candy with licorice and sea salt :-)

  • Charfy Coke
    Charfy Coke Year ago

    I looooove the look of the candy it's so pretty! I wish I could go to Florida but I'm all the way in Canada.

  • Jason Sohkanen
    Jason Sohkanen Year ago

    What instrument do you play? I played clarinet for about fifteen years.

  • Christian Johnson
    Christian Johnson Year ago +1

    That is so cool