Post # 1
Any of you done caramel apples as your favors? Was it more difficult than you anticipated? We were originally just going to do green apples then I saw a pic of caramel apples and I’m SOLD ha ha. Just wanted to see if anyone had advice on it! Or even if you didn’t make them as favors, if you ever made them before have any tips?
Post # 3
@shaydenise:NO but I am totally loving this idea!
Post # 4
I went to a wedding where they did them! It was awesome! I loved it, but I love carmel apples. One option, which is what they did, was have a variety of individually wrapped apples on the stick, some have carmel and nuts, some just carmel, and some plain. It’s one of the only favors I remember from a wedding and it fit with their fall theme so perfectly!
Post # 5
i love it! i actually toyed with this idea and then decided to just go with a candy buffet! i think its be awesome to do some plain, some with nuts, some with chocolate shavings… some with i donno! use your imagination!
Post # 6
I am doing candy, caramel, and chocolate apples as favors. My sister runs an apple orchard so we are doing them up there. My sister said its best if you have a lot of room, and with the caramel to keep it the right temperature because either it won’t cover the apples, or if you keep it too hot you will get a big sticky mess that doesn’t stay on the apples. She also said it goes quickest if you do it assembly line style. We’re doing ours in 2 weeks so i’ll let you know how it goes!
Post # 7
Thank you all so much! And I’m glad to see this is a well received favor idea!
Post # 8
I would love to recieve a caramel apple for a favor. I was watching bridezilla’s where she had them, and it was hard for them to package them b/c they are so sticky, so she only did ones with nuts on them which made it easier.
Post # 9
Caramel apples are an excellent idea for favors. Most people love them so you can’t go wrong. Personally, I don’t think they’re messy at all, and I always drip or spill something on myself while eating but have yet to have any accidents with a caramel apple.
DIY is very easy and you can find recipes online or on the back of the Kraft caramels bag (which is sold during Halloween). It’s also much cheaper than online. With online or local stores (with the exception of local orchards where you may be able to buy in bulk), you don’t get “real” caramel apples which are just caramel and nothing else and what most people are used to eating and expect. You are limited to nuts (which some people don’t like and others can’t eat), misc candy toppings, and chocolate covered (while they claim they are caramel apples yet don’t have a single drop of caramel anywhere), which don’t appeal to everyone.
As for the packaging, it really isn’t that difficult. The easiest way to do it is get a cellophane square and bunch it at the top and secure it with a ribbon. Once the caramel is set, there is no reason for it to stick to anything else unless it is stored in a hot room so that it melts. Don’t let anyone convince you that you must have nuts and other toppings if you don’t want them (or can’t have them) in order to package them or for them to appeal to your guests.
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Post # 11
I’m sorry I don’t have any tips, but I’m getting hungry just thinking about them. I wish I could be a guest at your wedding!
Post # 12
One of my bridesmaids had caramel apples at her wedding. I know she paid a pretty penny for them too but i think they went with a well known company who charged a fortune. They were a huge hit. Most people were already eating them during the cocktail hour. Mine was mysteriously missing when I got back to my seat so I unfortunatly didnt get to try one but I heard they were delish!
I always loved the idea for a fall wedding favor but since my friend used it and FI’s not a fan of them we decided to go with orchard mini apple pies.
Post # 13
Caramel apples are yummmmMMMMYY!!! I say go for it!
Post # 14
We were going to have a few of them for the kids at the wedding, but as it turned out the few kids we were going to have can’t make it…*pout* I want one, too! =-) We ended up with chocolates and wildflower seeds. We also considered maple sugar candy and maple syrup.
Post # 15
I did see on bridezillas, a bride had a very difficult time putting caramel apples in plastic baggies. But I think there’s a way to do it neatly. (Putting the bag over your hand, grab the apple, and take the bag rim over). She didn’t do that, but ended up as a funny bridezilla moment 🙂
Post # 16
I went to a wedding where they gave candy apples out as favors – so awesome! They were going to make them themselves, but it ended up being cheaper and easier ordering from a place called Rocky Mountain Chocolate.