(Closed) Caramel Apple Wedding Favors Help

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think I know any tips or tricks for caramel apples, but I once made caramel apple slices (dipped in dark chocolate with sea salt. Amazing). The caramel dried hard in the fridge, as I recall. If you made slices, you could package them in a favour box and eliminate the cellophane issue.

 

 

Post # 4
Hostess
11177 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LilacViolet:  I vote yes for this!!!!

As a guest I would much prefer slices to the whole apple. I purposely avoid buying caramel apples simply because they are a dreadful mess to eat!

Post # 5
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I grew up with a double boiler in my moms kitchen so maybe ask anyone you know who does a lot of chocolats if they have one (Im not sure if its the same kind of double boiler but Im pretty sure it is). Im personally a big fan of chocolat caramel apples but those are double the work, what about a drizzle of chocolat it should prevent sticking and is fairly allergen friendly.

Post # 6
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5407 posts
Bee Keeper

My mom has made caramel apples in bulk for numerous occasions when we were younger. She didn’t have a double boiler though, just used a big pot. I don’t have much advice on that one. 

But, I would either wrap them in wax paper (no sticking), look into purchasing the plastic holders that are made for caramel apples, or do slices. 

Another idea, though I’m not sure how feasible, would be to have make your own caramel apples. We have an orchard nearby that does this–someone dips the apples (cleaned and put on sticks) into hot caramel and then guests can choose their toppings. 

 

Post # 7
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

what if you just did a light sprinkling of decorating sugar?  it wouldn’t be noticable when eatng and would add some shimmer

Post # 8
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

This sounds like a great idea for a favor for an October wedding. It also sounds like a project that it might be worth outsourcing. Rather than trying to DIY the apples, you might be able to get something pre-packaged from a local orchard, candy store, etc. They might even be able to do packets of apple slices, a variety of toppings, find a way around the nut allergy issue, etc., more easily than you could do on your own. I’d say it’s worth a little research even if you ultimately decide to go the DIY route.

Post # 10
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have no tips but wanted to chime in that I received a Carmel apple for a favor once and it was my all time favorite favor I’ve received. Thought you should know it’s a great choice since your going to so much trouble 🙂

Post # 12
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oooo yummy… I love caramel apples. Though gnawing on them usually gets me a faceful of stickiness.

I much prefer edible favors (guilty of discarding into a corner favors gotten from weddings and eventually spring cleaning them out) so much so, I’m making madeleines for mine 🙂

Go you! (Any chance of a sea-salt caramel apple? )

Post # 13
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275 posts
Helper bee

GAH! I never buy them because I don’t want to encourage my inner piggy. If one was given to me at a wedding though? I would be in HEAVEN! I would steal them off the tables then hide in the corner and eat them all. Forget open bar, I want caramel apples!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

FYI if you are in Stl I picked up 260 apples for my wedding favors in Washington mo and they were less than $1 per and perfect. There were tons off coatingoptions But I went with straight peanuts and they were a hit. By the time me and my maids spent an evening repackaging them in cellaphane and tied ribbons I was super over it and glad I ordered them because they would have cost nearly as much to make, and you really don’t have tons of extra time 3 days beforeTyler wedding to deal. I used happy apples which has a website but ordered over the phone. Pm me if you want more details or to see pictures.

 

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I promise I have perfect English but am on my iphone keyboard, lol

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