So, I’m going a little easy on the both of us this time. I could have done candied apples or caramel apples dipped in white chocolate but, let’s face it: I’ve been a busy girl this week. Plus, you’re getting two recipes today. Take your moaning elsewhere. If you’re not familiar with the Death Note manga and anime series, you’re missing out. No, really. You are quite possibly missing out on the best series to ever exist*. (Yes, I’m aware there’s a movie, too. It’s live action. Haven’t seen it, and not planning on it either. Yecch.)
For those of you not in the know, Japanese shinigami (gods of death) are featured prominently in the Death Note series. Particularly one shinigami called Ryuk who loves apples. More than love, really; it’s an addiction.
L, do you know gods of death love apples?
Ready? Let’s go.
Gamers, grab your mats:
- 6 apples, Red Delicious variety preferred
- 2 bags Bright White Candy Melts
- black decorating icing
- skewers or lollipop sticks
Wash and dry your apples very well. If you don’t know how to wash an apple, well, I can’t help you. Remove the stems from your apples and insert your lollipop stick or skewer into the top of the apple. If you’re using a skewer, cut a few inches off the pointy end or you’ll have some really awkwardly long sticks.
Heat your Candy Melts (all of them) in a medium microwave safe bowl according to package instructions. Stir through to ensure there are no lumps.
Dunk an apple into Candy Melts.
Turn the apple on its side and rotate to cover. I decided to leave a bit at the top uncovered so you can see the pretty red.
Set aside to dry on parchment paper
Allow to dry for about 30 minutes. I’m erring on the side of safety here. You’ll be ultra pissed if you start handling semi-set apples and have to redo the coat. Eff that.
So, icing the apples would be a colossal pain in the ass if left like this. Make a cradle for your apples using a bowl and towel. Place an apple in the cradle. Naturally, ice the apple on the smoothest and most aesthetically pleasing side.
So, rather than explain the process and come off like an idiot, here’s a series of pictures detailing how to draw the more complex designs. My most valuable advice to you?
- Use a #3 tip. Test your flow on another surface before you start. Mine was a bit watery in the beginning which would have ruined the apple.
- Blank surfaces are daunting. You have to start somewhere; make a mark and go with it.
- Refine your lines using the pointy end of a skewer.
- Yes, you can erase! You can remove most unwanted black lines by lifting the icing off with a skewer and a bit of damp paper towel. You can also lightly scratch at the coating with your skewer.
Also, see the captions for the story. Yes, there’s always a story.
Quick, let’s see who’s paying attention: What did I eat for dinner?
Did that montage make sense? I hope so. In any case, the apples are done. It should be noted that it was more difficult to photograph them than to make them.
Luna’s Scooby Snacks will be up later in the day. Since I used someone else’s recipe I’d rather not post it up without giving them credit and I can’t find the site at the moment. ETA 2pm EST okay for you folks? Okay.
Also: over the last few days I’ve had several people sharing stackable gummy Legos on my personal Facebook page. Your wish is my command! I promise you, I will make this happen within the next month (I want to get the supplies to do it properly…)
Coming Up Next: Um. Uh. I’ll get back to you on that. But seriously, give me like two weeks or so to get those gummy Legos ready.