What Should I Charge? What Would You Pay?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 25 Oct 2009 , 9:57pm by cylstrial

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:13pm
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I am planning to do some candied apples and chocolate coated apples with white and milk chocolate and maybe nuts..(not sure due to the nut allergy thing) and also caramel.These will be for a Christmas craft/bake sale.What would you charge for one apple? What would you be willing to pay? Also they will be wrapped with clear cellophane bags and matching christmas colored ribbons so I want to factor in the sticks.bags and ribboN.

One more question...If I can't find the red candy mix that most grocery stores sell at Halloween to make your own candied apples...Can I use Isomalt and dye it red?

Your thoughts!! icon_wink.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:27pm
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Isomalt in small doses is ok. On a whole apple it could make someone sick with the adverse effect on your gastrointestinal plumbing if you get my drift.

I don't know about the money part.

Check out Mrs. Prindables on QVC for some examples--or just google it.

bbmom Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:31pm
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They were $6 at the fair and mrs prindables are huge but also a ridiculous amount of money like $20 for one apple!!! I would probably pay $5-$8depending on the size and toppings, more for chocolate, decadent looking ones with some sort of decorative wrapping.

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:32pm
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Thanks K8..I'll do that...Didn't know that about Isomalt either so I guess that is out! Thanks!

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:33pm
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bbmom...that is what I was thinking....I'm gonna check out this Mrs Prindables...

bbmom Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:33pm
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Oh I forgot to say, my mom always made her own candy apples with karo syrup, sugar and flavorings, and of course red food coloring...I dont know the recipe, but we boiled it on the stove.

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:37pm
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That's what I think I will end up doing is making my own coating...I'll have to find a recipe and I already have a candy thermoter so....Wow..I just looked at Mrs Prindables site and WOW....Expensive but they are gourmet...Can't say I would pay that much but I guess others do!!

G_Cakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:44pm
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Kiddiekakes do you have a bulk barn or no frills supermarket near you?

I found the candy apple mix that your looking for in both those stores, in the supermarket look for it near the apples icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:49pm
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G Cakes..No..there is no bulk barn out west here but I did find the packaged mix last year at the grocery store by the apples so I am hoping they will have it again when I go on friday..If not I will make my own...Thanks for the response!!

cylstrial Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:57pm
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My friend sells her candy apples between $5.50 and $6.00 each. She puts a lot of other candies onto the apples though. So there will carmel and then it will be covered in M&M's, etc.

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