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Candy Apples by theresahelmer Candy Apples by theresahelmer
We all LOVE candy apples right? i know i do and have made many over the years. However one of the biggest problems has always been the shells of the candy apples are too hard to bite into and they are difficult to store.

Here is my twist on the candy apples that i was asked to help out for a local kindergarten class's upcoming Halloween party (the teacher asked me "Can i make them fun?"....I hope you like the result as much as i do!


:bulletgreen: I've included all three stages on how to make this.
:bulletgreen: I used the cream cheese icing, then add lavender food coloring. Use a pastry brush to apply the icing on apples.You can also use store-bought ready-made icing.
:bulletgreen: Sprinkle your favorite cake sprinkles on the apples.
:bulletgreen: Easy storage and no sticky fingers.
:bulletgreen: The apples are from my garden.





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:iconcaledimations:
Caledimations Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Candy Apples can look amazing. But eating them has always been a big dissapointment because I always forget they are like 10% sugar coated and the rest like 90% apple, and I think it would taste magically sweet from start to end, but after a few bites where all the coating was every other bite is just apple. ;w;

its just my opinion.
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
You are entitled to have an opinion - candy apple (fruits) are eaten worldwide, like all foods, no matter what the love/hate opinions will always be plenty...when I make candy apple I prefer the small lady apples, 1/3 in size (An old French apple variety). I tend to agree with you, normally a few bites into the apple, you are totoally over it...if you ever have a chance to eat my candy apple, I know you would enjoy it! 
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Caledimations Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just always set my expectations way up high when seeing one of these. I mean I like apples. And maybe if I do expect it to taste like candy but mostly like apple maybe id enjoy it more. Maybe somebody should like give you a pack of caramel sauce or something to go with it whenever you buy a candy apple to you can cover up the bitten parts a bit more for more sugary enjoyment. ^_^

Well it would be something I would do if I made candy apples and sell them. Like stick a small pack of syrup on the stick of every candy apple. :)
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Waltervd Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe a stupid idea but to make the sweet taste last longer couldn't you cut the apple in layers and leave the bottom part ( i think 1  quarter ) uncut.
then put the apple on a stick and layer it with chocolate or something else between the slices ?

you will still have a large amount of apple but you would keep the sweet taste with the layers inside.. 

just me thinking ouo
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Sure...why not, layered candy apples! My feedback is for personal consumption, I see that it is doable, for selling it at a grocery store, unless you are willing to pay a much higher cost of a layered candy apple, I don't see it happening!

Best wishes! 
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trujaca-roslina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
it looks tasty :)
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MissDianaRussia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
OMG!! i want to live with you to eat your food everyday :D
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!  You are so creative.  ^_^
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
:drool: OMG! I've never seen candy apples quite like this before! A most excellent idea! I am definitely going to make them, and can't wait to do it!! Really beautiful idea/job! :heart;
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol, thank you, I'm always happy to know my viewers are willing to try making my creations, best wishes
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to be my friend and have me over for a dessert party.
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
hmm...
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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dell-of-the-bells Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo, frosting is a great idea instead. :D Thanks - and these look gorgeous, too.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem 
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seth-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok. ok ok ok. now i'm all hungry and i'm glad its morning x3
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:iconjoeyjo:
joeyjo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So pretty! And yummy.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much 
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joeyjo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very welcome :D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sure...too much sugar consumption will subject oneself with poor health not only in diabetics but also over-weight and etc.
i am glad you do not like it, because i would hate for you to visit my page again!!!:( (Sad) Rage I am a dummy!
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SerenityStars Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exquisite! That's the most delicious sweet I've seen in my life!Sylveon La 
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
:happybounce: Heart :happybounce:
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:iconhapaforever:
HapaForever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Now I'm hungry...
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FairysLiveHere Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so cute and yummy looking! :iconcuteheartplz:
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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:iconoli-sweet:
Oli-Sweet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
My favourites :heart:. As of today, the i will eat like this. (My English is lousy)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
that's so awesome, thank you
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:iconoli-sweet:
Oli-Sweet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
you're welcome ;)
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Missing-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I totally want to make candy apples this way from now on! Cream cheese icing is an awesome solution.
The photo is wonderful too, by the way. Very colorful.
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
if nothing else, this version is not sicking sweet, often times kids cannot finish their apples due to over-sweetness. this is a great compromise. i am glad you like it
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arienhly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, these look so good :D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) (Smile)
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NejiHinaKawaii Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is seriously the awesomest, tastiest looking candy apple i have ever seen in my life!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank You Very Much
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FranLovesJapan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Photographer
Awesome picture!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hug Heart Hug
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LNZart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea for a less sticky version.  And is that a random little purple teddy bear sprinkle I see in the sprinkled apple? XD
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SerenityStars Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It took me ages to find that, good eye!
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Eclipse-14 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa!! yummy sweetys!!:happybounce: 
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wink/Razz Clap Nod Clap :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013

Ooh!

How yummy =D

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myanko92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
*jaw drops open*  What a great idea!!!  So simple, and yet so genius!  And--you GREW these apples?!?!?!?  Wow... *in awe*
(ノ゚0゚)ノ~ Is there nothing you can't do? :worships2:  
 
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
i don't know anything about computer stuff...and no sense of directions
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myanko92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Oh...  (*^▽^*)  
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:iconmyanko92:
myanko92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I love the leaves sticking out...   ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
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RestonWeilde Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
This is the best idea ever. Who knew you could improve candy apples?
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
AAwwwww....i love your comment, thank you so much! make sense right?

May i? i asked the class "what do you love about candy apples and what do you hate about candy apples?". Most kids said they can't bite into the candy apples without hurting their mouths (because the hard shell)!

that's how i came up with the idea!

easy storage part - a cold crisp apple coated with cream cheese icing...(also not as sweet)...who would resist that! right!
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:iconrestonweilde:
RestonWeilde Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Brilliant! I haven't had a candy apple in years just because of how hard they are. Such a rare treat, but this makes them so much easier (and probably better!)
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