It’s Fall and what better time than to eat apples from sweet Fuji to crunchy Cortland from sour Granny Smith to tart McIntosh. Go to any farmers market or grocery store and you will see that apples are in season. If you have children and want to pass a fun and creative afternoon, I suggest the easy but highly individualized “uber” creative candy apple. Why is this “uber” creative- it is over the top because the secret ingredient here is colored fondant (doughy icing like play dough) . I got this affordable recipe online and it is simple to make with just marshmallows, powdered sugar , food coloring and water. Better yet, zapping it all in a microwave then rolling it out “puts the icing on the cake!”. Fondant does not get easier than this and you can even make it well ahead of time.
For this project, I ventured into purple, green and orange fondant for Halloween colors…check out Dracula made with purple fondant, some cereal, and paper.
Other candy apple ideas include orange pumpkins, purple cats or green witches. Just roll out the fondant with a rolling pin and cover your apple- add the features. The children making these candy apples were as young as four years and they certainly put their own signature on their creations.Here is a sampling of some “Uber” Candy Apples made at the Wayne Art Center www.wayneart.org this last weekend.
Here’s a sweet tip for you – next time you food shop- add apples, marshmallows, food coloring, icing sugar and popsicle sticks to your shopping list!
Go “uber” the top with these super “uber” creative candy apples.