Caramel Apples...

Because it's fall (I have finally accepted it), I am craving some delicious candy apples. I am going to try and gather some girls to have a little candy apple party....but before I do, I found these fun facts on Real Simple Magazine, and I would love some advice on how best to candy them apples! so first... did you know...

  • In medieval Arabian cuisine, fruit was candied to preserve it, and over the past century Americans have translated that practice into gigantic apples covered with everything from red candy and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
  • "Toffee apple" was a slang term for a bomb used by soldiers in World War I.
  • Candy apples are popular around the world. They're sold by bicycle vendors in China (they were once popular in opium dens), and they're eaten in England to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, on November 5, which commemorates a thwarted attempt to blow up Parliament in 1605.
  • Everything from a Kool-Aid flavor to a nail-polish shade has been named candy apple red. The evocative color has been used as a finish on a Fender Stratocaster guitar, and Joe Bailon, a legendary car customizer, created a classic finish of the same name, which he first applied to his 1950s Chevy coupe.
  • (thanks to real simple again!) Anyway, if there are any tricks that you have found, let me know, otherwise I am sure there will be one hot mess once we get finished!

    5 comments:

    hadley Hammer said...

    by gather some girls do you mean tomorrow night post pizza gorge we make some!!! i think i have had the flu the past two days and you know how doctors feel about apples!!

    Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

    I just saw the packet for these caramel apples and I was VERY tempted to buy some!

    Cara said...

    hey love! i became a follower of your crazy blog today :) oh by the way, I cannot read that font you use for your headings, hehe! So, my friend Marci, who's wedding I went to last month in Wash, had caramel apples as part of the table decoration/party favor. I took one home with me and ate it when I was wasted after the wedding. It was deleicious!! I miss you!

    Kristin said...

    Mine always come out a mess, but they're still crazy delicious!

    Resi Stiegler said...

    I want to make caramel apples when I get home! I love the new site update too! miss you!