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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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Q & A Tuesday: How Are Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples Shipped?

Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples are shipped via UPS Ground.  Petite Caramel Apples are shipped in large, shipping boxes in cases of 24 and half cases of 12 and packaged in either single pack or 3-pack retail packaging to protect them and keep them fresh during shipping.  For further information on shipping and to view a map of UPS Ground shipping timelines from our factory location, please review the shipping page on our website.

Now Accepting Petite Caramel Apple Orders for Fall 2014!

Whether you are planning a wedding, a corporate event, a fundraiser, or a Halloween Party, Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples are the perfect fall treat! A classic, inexpensive, delicious favorite for over 60 years, here are some tips on ordering Petite Caramel Apples:CelloBagFallMed

footer-logo-153x86Petite Caramel Apples are available for delivery from mid September through the end of November.

footer-logo-153x86All Petite Caramel Apples come with a topping.  Crunch is always our top seller and it does not contain any nuts.

footer-logo-153x86Ordering is now open for fall events.  We suggest orders be placed 3-4 weeks in advance of your event date, however you are welcome to place your order now or closer to your event date, whatever works best for you.

footer-logo-153x86When placing an order online, select your actual event date. Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apple orders are automatically scheduled to arrive a few days before the event date selected on the calendar to allow time for repackaging into cellophane, transporting to the event venue, delivering to catering staff, etc. If the actual event date is not selected, the Petite Caramel Apple order will be delivered too soon or too late.

footer-logo-153x86We suggest ordering 3 packs for your wedding. Petite Caramel Apples come in their single or 3 pack retail packaging to help protect them and keep them fresh. We are unable to custom package our Petite Caramel Apples, however we do sell cellophane bags and clear plastic boxes in many different quantities. By ordering 3 packs, there will be far less packing to open.

DIY: Burlap, Lace & Jute

Rustic – romantic – traditional – Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples may be the perfect fall favor!  And there is nothing better than a touch of burlap, lace, or jute to fit the theme.

We started with a Petite Caramel Apple with Crunch, a Clear Cellophane Bag, and piece of burlap.  Our burlap came in a bundle for $2.99 and we were able to cut approximately 10 pieces from the bundle, which comes out to around 30 cents per piece of burlap.

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We simply tied the burlap around the stick and trimmed the ends a bit.

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Lace also adds a fantastic classic, vintage vibe.  We set out looking for something more, lace-y, and ended up with this beautiful roll of crocheted white cotton.

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We cut a piece and tied it on.  That’s it!  This roll of crocheted lace had 9 feet on it for $2.99.  Depending on how long you wish for the tails on the ribbon to be once tied, we found we could cut anywhere from 10 to 15 pieces at a price of 30 cents to 20 cents per piece.

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Now jute!  Jute very quickly became the most popular idea for this post and it is by far the most economical.  We purchased a roll of 243 feet of natural brown jute for $2.99 and used nowhere near a foot to tie the bow in the photo below.  It would be very easy to cut 250 pieces from the roll, at a cost of only a couple of cents per jute bow.

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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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Q&A Tuesday: How far in advance do I need to place an order?

For Petite Caramel Apple orders, we suggest you place your order 3-4 weeks in advance, however if you wish to place an order earlier than that, you are more than welcome to do so. More information about when Petite Caramel Apples are available and when to order them for an event can be found on the Petite Caramel Apple Ordering Deadlines page on our website.

For Bulk Caramel orders, we suggest you place your order 2 weeks in advance. We usually need at least 5-7 business days to process and ship all orders. We make all of our caramel from scratch, though, so if we do not have it in stock, it may take a couple of extra days for us to make it, which is why we suggest orders be placed 2 weeks in advance.

For Caramel Apple Supply orders, we suggest you place your order 2 weeks in advance. We usually need at least 5-7 business days to process and ship all orders. We keep caramel apple sticks, cellophane bags, and all other toppings and supplies in stock, but by ordering 2 weeks in advance, you will be sure to have everything you need in time for your event!

Q&A Tuesday: I missed Petite Caramel Apple season, but I need some caramel apples for my event—what other options do you offer?

We offer several other options! Our Caramel Apple Kits are popular, super easy to use and include caramel, sticks, and topping. They come in all different sizes, so you can make 15 caramel apples or 500 caramel apples, or any number in between. We also sell Bulk Caramel and Caramel Apple Supplies separately, so you can mix and match caramels, toppings, stick sizes, and packaging. And, our Premium Caramel Apples ship all year long.

DIY: Apples and Caramel and Leaves, Oh my!

Close your eyes and picture an apple.  What do you see?  Bright red or green skin, a brown stem, a crisp little leaf?  That’s what we see too!  So, we traveled down to our local craft store with the traditional image of an apple in mind to serve as inspiration for DIY decorating our Petite Caramel Apples.

We found these bunches of leaves in the floral department.

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The green leaves were $1.99 for 24, or around 9 cents each.  The white iridescent leaves were $1.99 for 11, but we think we might have had an extra in our bundle, we are assuming there were suppose to be 10, which means they were around 20 cents each.  The stem of each leaf is made of wire, so it is super easy to use and works well in keeping our clear cellophane bags closed.

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We’re partial to our Petite Red Candy Caramel Apples with Crunch with the green leaves attached, but the white iridescent leaves do add some nice sparkle!

We also came across burlap leaves.  Burlap has a fantastic rustic fall feel to it and it is everywhere right now! These leaves were all attached to the same branch, 7 in total, for $1.99, or around 29 cents each.  What we discovered while working with them, though, is that they can easily be detached and used like the other leaves with metal bendy stems.

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How cute would a whole table full of these be at a wedding reception?  Or maybe one at each place setting?

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We also picked up a coral colored burlap flower.  These burlap flowers come in many different colors, so they could coordinate with a number of theme color combos.  At $1.99 each, the addition of the flower may become a bit extravagant for 250 favors, but for a smaller party or as individual gifts, we think the flower dresses up one of our Petite Caramel Apples in quite a lovely way.

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Q&A Tuesday: I want to order Petite Caramel Apples for my event this fall, is there a way to try a sample first?

Yes!  We have Traditional Petite Caramel Apple Sample Packs and Gourmet Caramel Apple Sample Packs available for order on our website.  These sample packs include an assortment of our top sellers.  We ship sample packs during the month of April, so you have plenty of time to try before you buy for your fall event.