If you know anything about me at all, you know I love pink! That's why I even shocked myself by accidentally forgetting to share these Soft Pink Cotton Candy Candy Apples with you!
Earlier last week I was taking an order for a repeat customer and I couldn't remember what cake I had done for her son last year. When I started digging through all of my old photos from this time last year, I found not one, but four parties/cakes that I never posted. Oy!
Well, of all the things I hadn't shared - I wanted to share these candy apples first... aren't they just so soft and pretty!?
I'm not going to repeat my entire recipe for making candy apples, because that post is long and detailed, but I did want to share what I changed to get this beautiful soft pink color and the delicious (yet subtle) cotton candy flavor.
Here are the things you'll need (the bold ingredients are the changes made from the original recipe):
- 6-8 medium apples (washed, dried & stems removed)**, I prefer a tart green apple
- 3 cups of white sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1-2 tsp Lorann's Cotton Candy Flavoring
- 2 Tbsp white food coloring (I recommend AmeriColor Bright White Soft Gel Paste or Lorann White Food Coloring)
- 1-2 tsp. of Americolor Soft Pink gel coloring
- Candy Apple Sticks (or craft sticks or short dowels)
For the full recipe, please visit this post noting the changes of the coloring and flavoring oil above!! I honestly didn't measure the flavoring oil - I just poured a little bit in, so I had to guess on the exact amount, but I can't imagine it was more than 2 teaspoons.
The cotton candy flavor in these won't be overwhelming but it seems to add a little extra sweetness. I used a tart green apples (Granny Smith) to contrast with the sweet cotton candy flavor and it worked together perfectly!
These soft pink cotton candy apples would be perfect for a birthday party, Easter party, baby shower, or even a bridal shower!
Have you had a candy apple lately? Have you ever had one that was any flavor other than "regular"? I'd love to hear about it!