Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Locally Made Candy Apples

These five metro Detroit makers serve up delicious desserts
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Whether you’re heading out to a cider mill or custom ordering a batch for your next big event, a candy apple can serve as an indulgent fall treat.

Candy Oh La La

Offering some of the largest candy apples in metro Detroit, Candy Oh La La hand dips each of its desserts in caramel and chocolate coating before adding decadent toppings, such as swirls of white chocolate or M&M’s. The apples can be ordered in bulk for catering, so consider them for your next fall get together. Candy Oh La La, 150 Elizabeth St., Rochester; 248-965-9492; 

Detroit Candy Apple Lady

Running her business solely through Instagram, the social media user known only as “The Detroit Candy Apple Lady” creates customized made-to-order candy apples for events all over metro Detroit. Standout creations include Hulk-themed candy apples and white-chocolate coated “drunken candy apples.” Visit @_brandicoatedapples on Instagram for more information. 

Let Them Eat Cake Detroit

This home-based dessert studio creates customizable caramel apples for any occasion. Let Them Eat Cake prides themselves on tits ability to turn mundane treats like apples into delicious desserts. Favors include Cookies and Cream, Gimme S’more, Nutty Buddy, Sno-Capped, Death By Chocolate, and Teenage Dreamsicle. Visit for more information. 


After more than 100 years of operation, Yates has its candy apples down to a science. The cider mill uses locally grown apples and homemade caramel to create its legendary treats. Pick them up at Yates’ location in Rochester, and enjoy the hiking trails, petting zoos, donuts, and fresh cider while you’re at it. Yates Cider Mill, 1990 E. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-651-8300;

The Gourmet Apple Cart

Stationed at the Flint Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, The Gourmet Apple Cart sells apples dipped in chocolate and caramel, decorated in a variety of styles. Some of their apples are decorated to mimic a football for tailgate season and ghosts or skeleton for Halloween. The Gourmet Apple Cart, 300 E. First St, Flint; 989-244-6305; 

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