If I was going to the moon and could only take one dessert, it would be something with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. Sorry chocolate!
It’s apple pickin’ season around here again. My siblings and I always try to make it out to one of the apple orchards to go apple picking.
If we don’t go apple picking, we often try to at least make a trip to one of the local farm stores that do up a fall harvest celebration. These places sell apples by the bushel, so we can get our apple fix and eat homemade cinnamon donuts until our tummies hurt, at the same time.
Then there’s the years when we all can’t seem to get our act together enough to have a fall family outing at all…that’s when the good ol’ grocery store becomes my apple supplier for the season, sans the homemade cinnamon donuts, boo!
Any way you slice it, fall = apples in our house, the end.
I’ll eat apples any way I can get them, and hey, I don’t turn my nose up at just-plain-apples either.
How to write on apples using edible marker
Inspired by so many of the fall and autumn quotes and sayings, I thought these just-plain-apples would look pretty cute with a little wording on them.
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-Apples (gala, golden delicious, macintosh, honey crisp…apples with lighter skin)
–Edible Marker in black (I used Americolor Gourment Writer)
-Lemon juice and baking soda (for washing wax off apples)
-Fall and Autumn quotes and sayings
Remove wax from apples
I followed the Stepin2 tutorial for apple wax removal, but you can also do the following:
Mix lemon juice and baking soda to a paste.
Using a paper towel or veggie brush apply some of the paste to the apples and scrub gently to remove wax.
Rinse in water and pat dry with paper towels.
Dry polish apples just before you start writing on them
Polish dry the apple with paper towel just beforehand, and then using the edible marker apply wording to the apples.
Let the wording dry completely (couple hours) before touching. The writing was pretty smudge-proof once the writing dried, so I was able to place them in a basket without smearing the edible ink.
I used snippets of fall and autumn quotes and sayings, making up some of my own little catchphrases, as well.
Fall saying ideas:
Apple pie fixes everything
A few more tips that I hope will help:
-Use a damp paper towel to rub off the writing if you mess up, then rub with a dry paper towel and just start over.
-Once the marker dries on the apples, keep the apples dry because the marker reacts to water. Probably not a good craft for a rainy or very humid weather event.
-The ink doesn’t have any taste, so it doesn’t effect the taste of the apples but the ink can still be wiped off with a damp paper towel before eating, if the idea of eating marker, even the edible kind, doesn’t appeal to you.
Fall speaks bliss to me
Let’s fall in love
Crazy for candy corn
Thankful, grateful, blessed
Crisp in the fall
Bonfires n’ Bliss
I <3 Johnny Appleseed
Fall speaks to me
I <3 Fall
Fill a basket with these fall inspired apples for a sweet fall centerpiece, an adorable gift, a healthy kids’ party favor, fall wedding decor… add a jar of caramel sauce and you have dessert!
More fun fall and party ideas with apples
- Party apple bar with an APPLE SLICING STATION
- Festive fall ideas to celebrate apple season
- 25 Creative uses for apples so they don’t go to waste
- Scary Halloween fingers in a jar (made with apples)
I didn’t know there were edible markers out there! Cute idea Amy! now I want apples and cinnamon and brown sugar and butter…
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
What a cute idea, Amy. I haven’t heard of edible markers before, how fun!
chris aka monkey says
me either, but what a cool idea edible markers on apples, how freaking cute is that… i maybe could have thought of 5 or 6 sayings though ha ha xx
Heather C says
Fun, I’m on a healthy apple kick right now (getting ready for the fattening in November and December). Did you have to order online the marker or are they at stores? Will check, thanks.
I found the markers at Hobby Lobby, a local craft store, but you can also get them online. Thanks for stopping by – Amy
OK…. this is unique so I pinned it!
Feral Turtle says
Haha This is fantastic Amy!! You were one busybee with all of those sayings. Very artistic!!!
Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says
Love it Amy! I had no idea there were edible markers out there. Awesome!
Karen is right Amy! It must have taken some time to write on all those apples! Cute idea 🙂
The writing part went pretty fast, but it did take a little time to research fall sayings, or snippets of sayings, shall I say. Thanks Doreen xo
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
These are so darn cute! Fun! I had no idea there was even such a thing as edible markers. Love.. pinning & sharing!