Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Faux Candy Apples

I love to trick people and when I saw these faux candy apples at
  Stow and Tell U's post a few weeks ago, I nearly fell out of my shell!

  I knew I had the supplies on hand to trick everyday
 folk into taking large bites of Styrofoam. 
 We could laugh together as they
 beat me down with the remaining apple stick. 

 I seem to have a thing for faux fruit. 
 You can see more apples here:
I started by drilling some pilot holes in the
 apples so that I didn't collapse the fruit when
 inserting the twig.

Glue and paint were mixed just like the instructions at
 You should pop over and see her apples.  They are suweeeeet!

Glue paint was poured over the apples

and a few sprinkles were added! (one more step in my trickery)

After they were dry, I sprayed each apple with a few coats of satin clear coat spray paint.  Gloss paint would have been more suitable, because who doesn't like shiny things.  You gotta use what's on hand.

You guessed it!  It wouldn't be Feral Turtle if there weren't any spiders....
For permanent adhesion, I opted out of hot glue and used contact cement.  Worked like a charm.   

 I decided to use them at our Thanksgiving buffet for labeling food.  I was going to use them as name placement cards but being trapped at a table full of hungry peeps would have me  dodging flying sticks.

Somebody actually screamed and threw one of the apples on the ground shouting spider obscenities.  Poor Charlotte didn't know what hit her.

After straightening out her legs, she was fine,
 although hours later I found her swimming in the punchbowl
 singing old Irish folk songs. 

 Somebody spiked the punch! 

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  1. You....are a nut! The caramal apples you made are BEAUTIFUL! The sprinkles were the perfect trickery! You sneaky woman!

  2. Too funny! Your candy apples look so delicious and real. And I checked out your apple trees which look adorable too! You sure do have a knack with apples and fooling folks. I'm sure you must be having lots of fun this time of year!!!

  3. You crack me up! Those apples do look real! I would be fooled for sure. I would like to have a real caramel apple...those things are delicious! Have fun tricking with your faux treats...:)

  4. I swear if I'd seen those faux caramel apples in person I would have tried to take a bite. They look quite amazingly appetizing. Your spiders are beautifully creepy.

  5. After looking at your faux candied apples, that would have been the only thing I would have wanted and would have pouted through the entire meal. You would be jealous if you saw MY spider, still hanging from the chandelier over our dining table. Since Joe has stopped jumping every time he sees it, I can now safely leave it up forever.

  6. great idea - they sure do look good enough to eat - and non-fat too!

  7. You're so crazy! I love your faux caramel apples, they look so real! Amy is always a great inspiration...but then so are you!

  8. very much fun! thanks for sharing :)

  9. Your faux candy apples are AWESOME!! No doubt, I would want to take a bite. LOVE that you used twigs for the sticks and embellished them with your beaded spiders and scary-worded cards. I'm so glad that you were inspired to faux. Tidy Mom's apples were so cool, and your's add a whole new rustically scary touch to a Halloween (or Thanksgiving) display. Thanks so much for the mention, Karen! xo

  10. I LOVE THESE! And you're welcome. :) :) I really like that you used the twigs for the sticks, better for beating with than a silly old popsicle stick and the spiders add the perfect spooky touch.

  11. These are positively evil and I love it! If I wasn't dead on my feet from just returning from a trip, I would definitely trick my kids with these. I have got to make them next year though. The sprinkles were a great touch! I put frosting on a sponge and gave it to my daughter for "cake" on April Fool's Day. She was pretty pissed once she realized what it was hehehe!

  12. This is so mean... Letting your guests have their mouth water when seeing the candy apples and then letting them bite into plastic! They're all going to drown their sorrow in punch!

  13. hahahah I would love to do this! They look so real! The spiders, the perfect final touch, so you!


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