First up… I’m saying Happy 4th of July with Glittery Candy Apples!! I simply cannot believe 2014 is halfway over. The older I get, the faster time flies…
I’m just sitting here realizing that 17 years ago this week I had been married almost 11 months, was 40+ weeks pregnant with my first baby boy, living in Idaho – thousands of miles away from all of my family, and clueless about life in general… ha!
Boy it’s been a fun ride. Sorry. I have no idea what took me down that rabbit trail, but back on track….
Two days ago I got this email:
Hello, my name is Daphanie and I was wondering if you could help me, Do you or have you ever did candy apples in a metallic silver or gold?? I really been researching it but found nothing, and also how can I glitter my candy apples.. I really need help.
Well, since I’ve been asked this at least twenty-hundred times since posting about how to make candy apples in any color, I figured I really needed to make it a priority to answer. But since I’d never actually made a metallic shiny or glittery apple – I had to experiment first.
And since I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants blogger most of the time, I figured there was no better time than the present. I added apples to my grocery list yesterday, went shopping around lunch today, and by mid-afternoon… I had all kinds of shiny, glittery apples all over my kitchen.
My original plan had been to just experiment with silver and gold, but as I was digging through my container full of disco dust and luster dust, I noticed that I had blue, silver and red disco dust. And I was all, “Aha!! I can make red, white (silver), and blue apples for the 4th of July!!!”
So I did. And now I’m sharing them with you. Aren’t they pretty?? I think the blue is my favorite of these!
Anyway, since it’s a holiday and all (or it will be in like 20 minutes… I really have to stop blogging at midnight-thirty), I’m not going to type out the whole tutorial tonight (it’s really not that long – I’m being dramatic), but I’ll do my best to get it posted in the next few days!
The short version is this… make this candy apple recipe – except use only white gel coloring. Sorry that pic is low quality – I just snapped a couple of quick shots of the white apples – I should’ve “posed” them better 😉
Once they were hard, I painted them with simple syrup (50% water, 50% corn syrup), then dusted them with disco dust and let them dry. **I know that disco dust is not approved by the FDA, but it is non-toxic, so we ate them. I wrote more on this topic here.**
UPDATE: Click HERE for a tutorial!
In the meantime, I hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend!!
I’d love to hear… how do you celebrate the 4th of July? We usually have a family get-together, eat lots of good food… usually something off the grill… and we either shoot fireworks at home, or go see a show in a nearby town!