Monday, August 10, 2009

Thinking Fall...

I'm so excited to finally be able to share some stamps from The Rubber Cafe! This cute apple stamp is part of a larger background stamp of halloween candy. I just singled it out! Click here to see the actual stamp. I'm always looking for ways to make a stamp more versatile and you can easily do that with a candy stamp. I found the criss cross card instructions here. It's not hard at all and I think it is just pretty! For the candy apple I used my copic markers to color it red, then topped it with Crystal Effects (or similar product) to give it the shine like candy apples have. The little card that pulls up has the recipe I found on the internet for making candy apples. I added a few Prima flowers and some Wrights red rick rack. I think it'll make a nice hello card for a friend come fall! Be sure to check out the cute stamps at The Rubber Cafe'...she even has supplies!!!! Can't beat one stop shopping! Ok, so I think her pug is adorable guys know I'm a dog person!!!

P.S. Here's the actual recipe:

Candy Apples
8 apples 2c sugar
1/2 c hot water
1 c light corn syrup
1/2c red cinnamon candies
8 wooden sticks

Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Wash and dry the apples carefully. Remove the stems, and place the sticks firmly in the stem ends. Combine the water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250 degrees. Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization. Once the candy reaches 250' add the cinnamon candies and stir briefly to incorporate. Continue to cook, washing down the sides, until it reaches 285 degrees. Remove from the heat and stir the candy so that it is smooth and even. Hold an apple by the stick and dip it in the candy, tilting the pan at an angle and rotating the apple to cover it completely with a smooth, even layer. Bring it out of the candy and twirl it to remove excess, then set it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.


  1. this is so cute....I love that designer paper too....I think I'm still hoarding some of it! LOL!!

  2. Oh so yummy!! What a fun project!! HUGS


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