The Secret to Papa's Lake Fudge

Fourteen years and 44,000 pounds of fudge making later I have decided to write a blog about it!

Hi, I’m Dave Weldy, Fudge Master for Culinary Apple - a store for kitchen necessities and gifts in Lake Chelan, WA. Many people visit our town while on vacation, and for many of them Culinary Apple is a mandatory stop for our famous, homemade fudge. My grandkids named it Papa’s Fudge, but because our store is located right up the street from Lake Chelan, we call our fudge “Papa’s Lake Fudge!”

Why is our fudge so yummy? The secret is real cream and butter. The creamy texture we’re known for requires a lot of mixing. Thankfully, our fudge pot helps with that! The mixing machine pictured here does 18 and 36 pound batches at a time.


We make various seasonal fudges, and with autumn approaching it’s time for pumpkin pie fudge. We will start off making 18 pounds; 12 pounds will have walnuts just to give it that extra crunch and great taste of walnuts. As Christmas approaches, you’ll have to try the Candy Cane Fudge. It’s delicious!

If you’re in Chelan, stop in our store for a free taste. One bite and we know you’ll be hooked. If you’re not in the area, but want to try the best homemade fudge around, check out all the varieties we make.



Dave Weldy
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1 Comment

Bobbi
Bobbi

October 17, 2014

We had some of your fudge that had soft caramel and sea salt on top! It was our favorite and I always look for it when we are there.

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