How to Make Candy Floss
Candy floss, also known as cotton candy, has been a popular treat for generations! 19th century in fact. There are several reasons why candy floss is so popular:
It's a fun and nostalgic treat: Candy floss brings back childhood memories of going to fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks. The sight and smell of freshly spun candy floss is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face.
It's a sweet treat: Candy floss is made of sugar, and let's face it, everyone loves a sweet treat every once in a while. Candy floss provides a quick sugar rush that can satisfy your sweet tooth.
It's portable: Candy floss is typically served on a stick, which makes it easy to eat on the go. You don't need utensils or plates, just grab your stick and enjoy. We even have candy floss tubs in a number of our sweet hampers!
It's versatile: Candy floss can be made in different colours and flavours, which makes it a versatile treat that can be customised to suit different tastes and preferences.
It's affordable: Candy floss is a relatively inexpensive treat, which makes it accessible to a wide range of people. You don't need to break the bank to enjoy a delicious treat.
Now, let's talk about how to make candy floss and the ingredients. Sugar is the main ingredient in candy floss, and you can use any type of granulated sugar you like. Some people prefer to use organic or unrefined sugar, while others use regular white sugar. You can also add food colouring to give your candy floss a pop of colour. Just be sure to use food colouring that is safe for consumption.
Next, let's talk about the candy floss machine. There are many different types of candy floss machines on the market, ranging from small countertop models to large commercial-grade machines. If you're just making candy floss for personal use, a small countertop model will suffice. However, if you're planning to make candy floss for events or parties, you may want to invest in a larger machine!
Before using your candy floss machine, be sure to read the instructions carefully. You'll need to preheat the machine before adding the sugar mixture. Once the machine is heated up, you can add the sugar mixture to the spinning head. Be careful not to add too much sugar at once, as this can cause the machine to clog. Instead, add the sugar mixture slowly and evenly.
As the machine spins, it will melt the sugar and spin it into thin threads, creating your candy floss. Use a cone or a stick to collect the candy floss as it is being spun. Slowly move the cone or stick around the spinning head to collect the candy floss evenly. Be sure to collect the candy floss in a clean, dry container.
Now that you know the basics of making candy floss, let's talk about some tips and tricks to make the perfect treat.
Tip #1: Use high-quality sugar. The quality of your sugar will affect the taste and texture of your candy floss. Be sure to use a high-quality granulated sugar for the best results.
Tip #2: Don't add too much food colouring. While adding food colouring can give your candy floss a fun and unique look, be careful not to add too much. Adding too much food colouring can make your candy floss sticky and difficult to handle.
Tip #3: Use a clean, dry container to collect your candy floss. Any moisture in your container can cause your candy floss to become sticky and clump together.
Tip #4: Experiment with flavours. You can add different flavours to your candy floss by using flavoured sugar or by adding extracts or oils to your sugar mixture. Some popular flavours include vanilla, strawberry, and mint.
Tip #5: Practice makes perfect. Making candy floss takes some practice, so don't be discouraged if your first few attempts don't turn out perfectly. With time and practice, you'll be spinning up perfect candy floss in no time.
Making candy floss at home is a fun and rewarding activity that everyone can enjoy. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to create the perfect candy floss every time. So get your candy floss machine, sugar, and food colouring and start spinning up some delicious treats today!