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Q&A Tuesday: When are Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples in season?

Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples are produced from late August until early December. Local customers in the Denver Metro Area may contact us to discuss order pick-up starting in August. We will not ship Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples until late September due to temperatures and the perishable nature of caramel apples. Please review the Petite Caramel Apple Ordering Deadlines & Information page for further information about shipping dates and timelines. We also produce a limited number of Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples in April each year, which is the perfect time to try a Petite Caramel Apple Sample Pack before ordering a larger quantity for a fall event!

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DIY: Beyond Ribbon

Ribbon is wonderful.  Ribbon comes in every color, print, style, width, and it beautifully serves the purpose of keeping a cellophane bag, with a Petite Caramel Apple inside of it, closed.  Not to mention it is inexpensive, easy to use, and readily available.  We love ribbon, but we wanted to go beyond ribbon and see what else we could come up with.

Sparkly clothespins?  Yes!  These blue sparkly clothespins came in a package of 6 for $1.99 or around 33 cents each.

They fit perfectly around a Petite Caramel Apple stick and you could add a piece of clear tape to secure the cellophane bag further.  We’re thinking baby shower with this idea!

Sparkly seems to be a theme developing in this post.  Here are some lovely little sparkly green gemstone brads.  This package contains 9 gemstone brads for $2.99, or around 33 cents each.  We found these in the scrapbooking section and they come in a bunch of different colors and shapes and sizes!

The backs of these gemstone brads are just like regular brads.

They unfold and the metal is plenty strong enough to hold them in place, though, again, you could secure the cellophane bag closed with a piece of clear tape first. We would like to think our next DIY post will be less sparkly, but we can’t make any promises…

The Wonders of the Clear Caramel Apple Box

The Clear Caramel Apple Box.

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It is easy to fold.

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It looks good.

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It is a decorator’s dream.

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DIY: A Rainbow of Ribbon

Ribbon.  The classic closure.  It keeps a cellophane bag with a Petite Caramel Apple in it closed and adds a decorative touch.  The problem, though, is that you have to buy a whole roll of the same color, that is, until now.  Look what we found!  It came from the scrapbooking section of a craft store and is called exactly what you would think it should be called: Ribbon Scrap Pack.

This package cost $3.99 and it contains 12 pieces of ribbon that are 1 yard each, which we found to be long enough to cut in half and tie 24 bags closed.  So that comes out to around 17 cents per ribbon.

Here is what it looks like if you tie a single ribbon on each cellophane bag.  We opted for no bow and cut even more length off of the ribbon, but we promise there was enough ribbon for a bow before we started getting crazy with the scissors!

And here is what it looks like if you double up the ribbons.  If you tie two ribbons on each bag, the Ribbon Scrap Pack will only be enough for 12 apples, at around 34 cents each, but the mix of colors does look pretty neat!

DIY: More Inspiration from Cupcakes

OK, we know you’re on to us with the cupcake thing now.  It’s true, though, many fantastic cupcake ideas can also be used for our Petite Caramel Apples!  Today we introduce the cupcake box.  This package contains 3 cupcake boxes for $2.99, or about a dollar a box.

These boxes take a little bit of modification, but they are the perfect size for Petite Caramel Apples.  Though the window is suppose to be in the top, when used for a cupcake, we flipped the box over on its side and punched a hole in what is now the top to make room for a stick.

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We then put a piece of parchment in the the new bottom of the box, to make our cupcake box food safe, and put a Petite Caramel Apple with Carnival Sprinkles inside.  Since we’ve turned the box on it’s side, it isn’t quite as secure as usual, so it may not be a bad idea to stick it closed with a little piece of tape or a cute sticker or seal.

DIY: Inspiration from Cupcakes

We are often asked about the size of our Petite Caramel Apples and whether or not they will fit in a cupcake wrapper.  The good news is that they do!

We picked up these super cute cupcake wrappers so we could show you.  Each package contains 50 wrappers and was $1.99, or about 4 cents per cupcake wrapper.

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The bright colors of these cupcake wrappers would be fantastic for a birthday party, but think of all of the options this opens up.  They make cupcake wrappers in every pattern and color imaginable!

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And if they need to be a take home treat, they look great in a cellophane bag with a ribbon, too!

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Spring Stars

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Caramel apple created with Daffy Apple Traditional Caramel and wrapped in a clear cellophane bag.

Usually, we think of caramel apples as a fall tradition, but we don’t see any reason why they can’t be enjoyed in the spring, too, especially with the addition of pastel star sprinkles and sweet ribbon!  How cute would these be as favors at a baby shower!!