It’s time for another Ask Emmaline wedding advice question! Bride-to-be Karen wants to buy caramel apple favors for her wedding but she’s not sure where to go. She writes,
“I’m planning a late fall wedding and we’re deciding on wedding favors. We want to give caramel apples as favors to guests. I originally wanted to make them ourselves, but I’m not sure how difficult it will be and I am not sure where to buy them. Do you have any ideas on where to get apples in bulk or where to buy caramel apple favors for weddings? Thanks!”
Great question, Karen! There are a few options when it comes to making or buying caramel apples for your wedding favors. Here are some tutorials for making your own DIY caramel apples, where to buy caramel apple favors, and a few caramel apple alternatives that you’ll find almost as good as the real thing. Enjoy!
DIY Caramel Apple Favors
If you have time, a few helpers, and a little patience, you can make incredible DIY caramel apple favors thanks to this brilliant tutorial from Evermine. Check out their DIY project here. You could make them however you’d like: dip apples in white chocolate (as shown in image below), in dark or milk chocolate, sprinkles, etc. I also like the favor tags you can make from their site that say, “Apple-y Married”. Cute play on words! My choice apple: sprinkles. Always sprinkles!
Another DIY tutorial we love is this one from Martha Stewart Weddings: mini candies apple favors! Get the full how-to here.
If you do make your own apple favors, we love these green leaf tags you can attach (from Jen Aitchinson):
Where to Buy Caramel Apple Favors
If you aren’t crafty, you don’t have the time to do a diy project, or you simply want an easy favor that’s all done for you, here are some options!
AtCalifornia Caramel Co., you can get caramel apple favors for weddings pre-made, wrapped, tagged, and ready to give to guests. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Or you can buy cute petite caramel apples like these! Also by California Caramel Co.
Another place to source pre-made caramel apple favors is from California Caramel Co.. Check out these delicious looking apples dipped in caramel and covered in nuts! You can get plain caramel instead, and to be honest, we recommend this route for wedding favors. You never know if people are allergic and it’s much better to be cautious. I just had to show this photo of the caramel apple with nuts being made because it looks amazing.
And, last but not least, if you love caramel apples but you’re not quite ready to commit to 100+ apple dipping, topping, wrapping — or ordering them all pre-made — here are some caramel apple favors that are as close to the real deal as you can get!
Caramel Apple Favors: Lollipops
I used to love these caramel apple lollipops as a kid! We would get them at school in my 5th grade class if we got a perfect score on a spelling test. These caramel apple suckers are look perfect as wedding favors (you can even display them in one of these cool lollipop display holders). By Luxe Lollipops.
Caramel Apple Favors: Cookies
Who doesn’t love cookies, especially when they’re shaped like and flavored like caramel apples? They’re a perfect fall wedding favor your guests are sure to savor. By Sweet Art Sweets.
Caramel Apple Favors: Caramel Dippers
These caramel dippers are another fun option!
Caramel Apple Favors: Jam Jars
And last but not least… caramel apple jam! These cute little jars are a perfect favor size.
Are you giving caramel apple favors?
Tell us what you’ve picked as your fall wedding favors! Are you opting for caramel apples? Why or why not?
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