Of all of the candies mentioned in the Harry Potter series, none have I ever wanted more. Of all of those available at the Wizarding World theme park, none was a bigger disappointment. The most coveted, among myself and my nerdiest of friends, Honeydukes product has always been the Sugar Quill.
At the Wizarding World, you pay $3.95 for a chunky, feather-shaped lollipop.
I figured that I could do better.
This Instructable shows you the two different types of sugar quills that I came up with, as well as including bonus recipes for edible ink and parchment (rice paper) to complete the set and give you a real, tasty, and functioning sugar quill.
NOTE: It's not terribly practical, and attempting to mass-produce it may drive you to the brink of madness.
Step 1: Materials
Materials for Ink:
Water-based beverage of choice (a dark fruit juice is recommended, like grape or, as I used, pomegranate)
Saucepan with Lid
Bag of frozen vegetables
Small container (optional)
Materials for Edible Parchment (Rice Paper):
Stock Pot with Lid
Rice Flour (glutinous works best if you can get it)
Measuring Cup and Spoons
Wooden Floral Hoop (or a Quilting Hoop), the same size of larger than your stockpot
Something to attach the cheesecloth to the wooden hoop (unless you actually use a quilting hoop)
Materials for Sugar Quills:
Light Corn Syrup
More plastic wrap
Knife and other shaping tools (you'll see)
Parchment or Wax Paper, or a Silicone Baking Liner
An actual calligraphy pen with removable tips1
Sugru (or food-grade silicone if you can get it/are that concerned)1
1 Denotes something that I used in addition to the first attempt, in order to produce the second