#1 The Making of Flag Image Candy at Lofty Pursuits

  • Published on Jun 19, 2012
  • Our Candy Master hand makes flag image candies using victorian candy making techniques at Lofty Pursuits in Tallahassee, Florida. Lofty pursuits is known for preserving these traditional techniques and makes candy using equipment from the late 1800's. We call our candy making "Public Displays of Confection." This flag design is only made for the Fourth of July, but we make candies in many different deigns for all occasions including making custom candies for weddings and corporations. Find out more at www.PD.net
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Comments • 412

  • Lincoln
    Lincoln 16 days ago

    march 2019? anybody

  • Tristan Cunha
    Tristan Cunha 21 day ago

    and when the candy is in streched log form it looks like toothpaste

  • Tristan Cunha
    Tristan Cunha 21 day ago

    to the 102 people (as of February 2019) f*** you

  • Haley Bee
    Haley Bee Month ago

    I want to be his best friend
    He's so dorky and great

  • Kawaii Bunny
    Kawaii Bunny Month ago

    I'm here because I was recommended the banana video.

  • M Willems
    M Willems 2 months ago +1

    the camera is at a really annoying and frustrating angle, I rather see it from a higher vantage point and then pointed down

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 months ago

      I've done about 100 videos. This was #1. I think I got better.

  • prince zuko
    prince zuko 2 months ago +1

    i subbed around this time n im turning 21 soon i miss this guy’s commentary

  • bocrillz
    bocrillz 2 months ago

    80's family ski resort instructor narrates candy making....

  • Joseph Tambe
    Joseph Tambe 3 months ago

    Can you make red white and blue candy canes for Christmas?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  3 months ago

      We make a sugar free candy in red white and blue

  • Patrick McQuail
    Patrick McQuail 4 months ago +1

    Where’s Greg? I like his commentary better.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  4 months ago +1

      Behind the camera. This was the first video i made :)

  • S a m
    S a m 5 months ago

    y does hat dude sound like micheal carbanaro xD

  • MagicAwesome MukbangAsmr

    That blue is such a pretty color, like a cross between lapis blue and blue otter pop blue.

  • Andrew Shearin
    Andrew Shearin 5 months ago +1

    ‘They say “these colors don’t run” but I see some blue in my white.’ I was DECEASED.

  • Antonio's Gaming & Fun
    Antonio's Gaming & Fun 6 months ago

    I like how he goes god mode on chopping the flags up at the end lol.

  • Sandra Sweeney
    Sandra Sweeney 6 months ago

    What is the white powder being added to the middle of the hard candy? Thank you!

  • Sandy Koong
    Sandy Koong 7 months ago +1

    Looks like the triple striped toothpaste.

  • Lily Slimm
    Lily Slimm 10 months ago +2

    I first watched this video probably 4 years ago and coming back now I realized how much his voice and his all around persona reminds me of Thomas Sanders. He’s so sweet (har har) and obviously very good at his job. I’m glad I can come back and watch these videos again just to hear him talk about the process haha

  • AngeliqueNade
    AngeliqueNade 10 months ago

    So friendly and outgoing to the customers~
    BTW, gotta give credit to his helper for helping out too! :D

  • Pastel Vxbes
    Pastel Vxbes 10 months ago +1

    He reminds me of dork diary niki maxwell's crush Brandon

  • NZA
    NZA 10 months ago +1

    the fist video of this channel

  • YouTube Town guard
    YouTube Town guard 11 months ago

    I wonder if you could manufacturer some kind thick gloves that would keep the heat away idk It would have thicker parts of heat resistant material were your hand is touching like on the surface it would be so thick about 3 inches but the parts that would need to flex would have to have less to its easy to menuver

  • Katz072490
    Katz072490 Year ago

    @LoftyPursuits it would be awesome to see you make the Canadian Flag 🇨🇦.

  • Sarah w
    Sarah w Year ago

    this sort of design must be near impossible to do without a second person and a warming table!

  • Merry Mary
    Merry Mary Year ago +1


  • The Wiccan Witch Of The West

    Wow you didn't have a hook then

    • Jason V.
      Jason V. 9 months ago

      The wiccan witch of the west
      Personally I enjoy watching them of hand stretch the candy without a hook

  • LatinaStyles1D
    LatinaStyles1D Year ago

    I like Greg’s voice better

  • trashy content
    trashy content Year ago


  • JDOG
    JDOG Year ago


  • Lost Angeles
    Lost Angeles Year ago

    This is amazing!

  • Barry Fields
    Barry Fields Year ago

    The American flag is not a square it a rectangle

    • Joey Corley
      Joey Corley 7 months ago +2

      Barry Fields squares are rectangles, yet rectangles ARE NOT squares

  • Brady Blackburn
    Brady Blackburn Year ago

    Can your do a Texas flag candy please

  • BeautyWearsBoots
    BeautyWearsBoots Year ago +1

    Who is narrating? It's not Greg. Is it Nick? I think it's Nick.

    RAPTOR XMASS Year ago

    Not much makes me happy these days, but this certainly helped.

  • A Google User
    A Google User Year ago +3

    Looks like aqua fresh in a rod but cut it looks amazing

  • Splash the Inkling

    Next could you do Cat Image Candy?

  • Anne-droid
    Anne-droid Year ago

    Those are the most adorable little flag things I've ever seen.

  • GoldFishie
    GoldFishie Year ago

    I love that design

  • ignas79
    ignas79 Year ago

    looks like toothpaste

  • Garco Leopard
    Garco Leopard Year ago

    Your voice doesn't sound like a soothing grandpa

  • Mea
    Mea Year ago +1

    Oh my god I want to meet him ;;; he's so adorable.

  • Brandi Schoneweis

    I see noooo stars only circles and stripes

  • MindRawGames
    MindRawGames Year ago +3

    Almost all THE coments are about how amazing he is

  • Evie Poythress
    Evie Poythress Year ago +1

    This flavor sounds amazing!! Do you have any patriotic-themed candies available right now? , or any candies with this flavor? (I tried looking on your website but I'm having trouble getting it to load currently)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +Evie Poythress it's up now. Storm took down the server. No.bprobably not in time for the 4th this year.

  • Amanda Lewis
    Amanda Lewis Year ago +2

    Lol he said last time I checked the flag was a Square

  • CalmWaters
    CalmWaters Year ago +3

    You guys should make captain america's shield a candy.
    maybe spiderman's spider logo.

  • Anna
    Anna Year ago

    Wow. This is one of the most impressive videos I've seen on the channel. They are so well made

  • Anna
    Anna Year ago +1

    I feel like the bit of blue that made it into the white also can help it become white bc blue offsets yellow-orange. Maybe? Idk. Might help it reach white faster

  • SuperKatieThe2nd
    SuperKatieThe2nd Year ago +5

    I've been binge watching lofty pursuits and I've been watching mostly the owner's videos so the voice is low and deep and this guy seems so Radical and Young

  • Justine Girvan
    Justine Girvan Year ago +1

    Class... could you do the Union Jack for the UK x

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +1

      +Justine Girvan I'd be happy to do it as a custom order.

    JDM11ROCKS Year ago +1

    thats is just murica!

  • Anita Kern
    Anita Kern Year ago

    You all are AWESOME! Candy Wizards.

  • Juan Cruz
    Juan Cruz Year ago +2

    this is art dude

  • Roxanna Helzer
    Roxanna Helzer 2 years ago +1

    He sounds like Willy Wonka a little bit.

  • CookingAndJava
    CookingAndJava 2 years ago

    how do you cook the sugar, that it gets that way? mine just caramelized!

  • natasha nalla
    natasha nalla 2 years ago +1

    idk why do i find it's funny when at 5:21 when he placed the scissors onto the candy and his co-worker is like "get this thing off my territory" 😂

  • Hardee Quinn
    Hardee Quinn 2 years ago +1

    Are there corners in a circle? ;-)

  • Yousef Odeh
    Yousef Odeh 2 years ago +1

    Um what do you guys do with the left over chunk of the candy rolls when you make image candy do you just throw it away it seems like a waste?

    • Shiney Fish
      Shiney Fish Year ago +1

      Yousef Odeh they make something called unicorn droppings

  • wHaTAmIdOinG wHiTHmYliFe

    7:58 looks like toothpaste

  • Punk Tattoo Guy
    Punk Tattoo Guy 2 years ago

    My goodness, this is the prettiest piece of candy I've ever seen.

  • Punk Tattoo Guy
    Punk Tattoo Guy 2 years ago +1

    I have vowed to myself to buy candy from you as soon as I got my taxes. I just ordered 3 bags on line and I am so incredibly excited. You guys have so much pride in the work you do, and I can't wait to taste the love that goes into it. Thank you!

  • Christopher Blair
    Christopher Blair 2 years ago

    These came out awesome.

  • ma SK
    ma SK 2 years ago

    That was adorable!! And these videos are so satisfing.

  • werelemur1138
    werelemur1138 2 years ago

    That is IMPRESSIVE!

  • PCShogun
    PCShogun 2 years ago

    I think that was one of the coolest designs I have seen so far. Very nice video.

  • Bacha Gaming
    Bacha Gaming 2 years ago


  • Zoey Mae
    Zoey Mae 2 years ago

    You have no idea these people are my heros

  • Heartgear One
    Heartgear One 2 years ago +22

    Should've make it "Apple Pie" flavoured.

  • Nick John
    Nick John 2 years ago +1


  • Kiyoko504
    Kiyoko504 2 years ago +2

    There are is just some candies, not modern machine can make !

  • Matt Snyder
    Matt Snyder 2 years ago +3

    I just wanna know what happens to the massive globs that they trim off

    • dude
      dude 2 years ago +1

      They sell them

  • Bizzy Bonez
    Bizzy Bonez 2 years ago +18

    This is amazing to me for some reason. like...how do people find out they can do this stuff?

    • Karraq
      Karraq Year ago

      You just see people making candy and if you want to try, you can, if you don't like it you stop, if you like it you continue and eventually you get good at it. It's like everything.

    • Braselton94
      Braselton94 2 years ago +3

      WereAllSinking same question I had :)

    • Bizzy Bonez
      Bizzy Bonez 2 years ago +4

      ahh makes sense now.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +20

      I met this lady with a crystal ball at a fair ...

  • Lydia K
    Lydia K 2 years ago


  • Thahirah Jamaludin
    Thahirah Jamaludin 2 years ago

    do you ship to australia? how much would the shipping cost?

    • Lydia K
      Lydia K 2 years ago

      Thahirah Jamaludin you can get rock candy in heaps of places. It's all just sugar and flavouring. The appeal about this place is getting to watch it get made.

  • Dia2443
    Dia2443 2 years ago +2

    I love his personality, and he's really good at making the candy

  • Joaquin Gill
    Joaquin Gill 2 years ago

    Hey i live in florida

  • annnnjell
    annnnjell 2 years ago +4

    I like hearing it be made like this. You should make more videos without the music in the background or the voiceover. :)

  • Tyler Hutton
    Tyler Hutton 2 years ago

    what do you guys do with the ball of hard candy that you take off the end of the log?

    • Nicole Davidson
      Nicole Davidson 2 years ago

      Tyler Hutton they call it unicorn droppings and they sell it on their website as well

  • Garrett Lane
    Garrett Lane 2 years ago +9

    I like these old videos more than the new ones.

  • James Souza
    James Souza 2 years ago

    4:38, Last time I checked the American flag was a rectangle.

  • Aqua Krys
    Aqua Krys 2 years ago

    Is that splash/backboard made of dominoes?! That's so cool!

  • Kim beadyeyedbrat Kennedy

    Can you make the candy with less citric acid?

    • Kim beadyeyedbrat Kennedy
      Kim beadyeyedbrat Kennedy 2 years ago


    • LarryM
      LarryM 2 years ago

      Yes it's not necessary but the acid offsets the extreme sweetness to keep it from being too sweet and tasting too artificial

  • Twenty Øne Piløts Fam

    The dude who was cutting the candy into small pieces has skillz

  • Twenty Øne Piløts Fam

    This dude is a miracle worker lol😇😋

  • ALFA woods
    ALFA woods 2 years ago

    Bro was going ham chopping them up at the end

  • Lifeof Sweetpea
    Lifeof Sweetpea 2 years ago

    it look like the toothpaste that my mom be buyinv

  • Salty Memes
    Salty Memes 2 years ago +1

    I want him to make me a bunch of candy

  • GLN305
    GLN305 2 years ago

    Flag candy is possibly my favorite design!!

  • malori !!!
    malori !!! 2 years ago

    this is so mesmerizing

  • Heidi wernisch
    Heidi wernisch 2 years ago

    he sounds like Michael carbonaro off of the carbonaro effect

  • Lmao Oo
    Lmao Oo 2 years ago +7

    i love the way he says 'hai folks' so cute

  • Joe Bowditch
    Joe Bowditch 2 years ago

    British flap would be amazing

  • Squid GamingYT
    Squid GamingYT 2 years ago +1

    !What happens to the big chunk you pull off a you start the final rolling process?

    • Squid GamingYT
      Squid GamingYT 2 years ago

      +dudet49 cool!

    • Melissa Bodur
      Melissa Bodur 2 years ago +1

      It gets resold as "unicorn droppings". You can buy it on their website. A lot of bakers use them in recipes

  • Chris Lozer
    Chris Lozer 2 years ago

    So fucking cool!

  • Char Amelia
    Char Amelia 2 years ago

    it like's so good

  • Dark_Panda
    Dark_Panda 2 years ago +1

    Your voice is very relaxing

  • Kandice Latrell
    Kandice Latrell 2 years ago

    I love your candy making.I watch your videos every single day.I always wanted to be just like you.😝

  • Moe
    Moe 2 years ago

    "last time i checked the flag was a square"

  • Tina Miller
    Tina Miller 2 years ago

    actually the flag is a rectangle not a square

  • Derek Marks
    Derek Marks 2 years ago

    the American flag is a rectangle dumb ass

  • Maggie Anne
    Maggie Anne 2 years ago

    are your candies vegan?