Category: Cotton Candy

  • Can You Freeze Cotton Candy?

    Can You Freeze Cotton Candy?

    When it comes to preserving cotton candy, chances are that this question has crossed your mind. You can put pretty much any candy in the freezer; the real question is if it’s effective. When it comes to cotton candy, freezing has little to no effect on the taste or texture. Cotton candy has no moisture…

  • How to Clean and Maintain a Cotton Candy Machine

    How to Clean and Maintain a Cotton Candy Machine

    The best way to clean a cotton candy machine is to soak or wipe down individual parts with hot water. First, run the machine for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then turn off the machine, unplug it, and disassemble the parts. Soak the bowl and central floss head in hot water for several minutes. Manually…

  • What Makes Cotton Candy Flavoring Taste the Way It Does?

    What Makes Cotton Candy Flavoring Taste the Way It Does?

    Just about everyone has had cotton candy at some point in their life. Cotton candy is often a staple of carnivals and fairs, but it can also be found at other places like amusement parks or even movie theaters! Then you must know there are a lot of cotton candy-flavored goods made from artificial flavoring.…

  • Why Does Cotton Candy Melt?

    Why Does Cotton Candy Melt?

    You might be wondering “Why does cotton candy melt?” Cotton candy does not actually melt; it dissolves with humidity in the air. It does not melt in your mouth either; cotton candy dissolves in saliva inside the mouth. Cotton candy “melts” in humid temperatures because of its hygroscopic properties, meaning it readily absorbs moisture. What…

  • Beginner’s Guide to Candy Thermometers: What You Need to Know

    Beginner’s Guide to Candy Thermometers: What You Need to Know

    Candy thermometers are a cooking tool that you need to have in your kitchen at all times. These thermometers measure the temperature of sugar syrup and other ingredients while they cook, so there is no guesswork when it comes to how hot things are. Different types of candy thermometers will work better for some recipes…

  • 6 Fluffy Facts About Cotton Candy

    6 Fluffy Facts About Cotton Candy

    Cotton candy, also known as fairy floss, is a type of spun sugar. It is made by heating sugar (along with food coloring/flavoring), then spinning it into a sticky, fibrous mass. Cotton candy is usually eaten by hand, but it can also be used as a topping for various desserts. Some food bloggers even garnish…

  • The Sweet History of Cotton Candy

    The Sweet History of Cotton Candy

    Who invented cotton candy or “fairy floss”? “Fairy floss” otherwise popularly known as cotton candy, was invented in 1897 by the dentist/inventor, William Morrison, and candy maker John C. Wharton. They initially dubbed the candy “fairy floss” because of the peculiar texture of the spun sugar.  Carnivals and fairs wouldn’t be the same without the…

  • What to Put Inside a Cotton Candy Machine

    What to Put Inside a Cotton Candy Machine

    From regular table sugar to fruity Jolly Ranchers, the possibilities are endless! However, there are also certain types of candies to avoid using for making cotton candy. I hope you have a cotton candy machine ready to try out all these different flavors of cotton candy. Why should I use floss sugar to make cotton…

  • Why Floss Sugar is Best for Making Cotton Candy

    Why Floss Sugar is Best for Making Cotton Candy

    Can’t I just use regular sugar for making cotton candy? Well, yes. While you can use normal table sugar to make cotton candy, it is just missing some fun qualities. Floss sugar adds depth to cotton candy by adding extra layers of flavor and color. It differs from table sugar and hard candies because it’s…

  • Can My Cat Have Cotton Candy?

    Can My Cat Have Cotton Candy?

    Can cats eat cotton candy? While sugar is not toxic to cats, vets agree that you should avoid feeding cotton candy to your cat. Have you ever wondered how cats taste sugary foods? Are you guilty of giving your furry friend a small sweet treat here and there? I know cause I am guilty of…

  • Can Dogs Eat Cotton Candy?

    Can Dogs Eat Cotton Candy?

    Has your dog ever come up to you with those beady eyes while eating cotton candy? Did you know that dogs should not eat cotton candy? Some people think that the sweet, colorful treat is harmless for their furry friend. However, eating sugar can cause serious health problems in our canine friends. Cotton candy sometimes…

  • Why Is Cotton Candy Pink and Blue?

    Why Is Cotton Candy Pink and Blue?

    Cotton candy can come in just about every pastel color. Typically, you see it in pink and blue. At its true core, cotton candy is white as the clouds. Cotton candy is made from melted sugar in a spinning reservoir that has many holes in it. The melted sugar is shot out of the holes…

  • Can You Eat Cotton Candy With Braces? (Real Answer)

    Can You Eat Cotton Candy With Braces? (Real Answer)

    Remember, the teeth you have now are supposed to last your entire lifetime. Teeth problems are not only painful but expensive and tedious to get taken care of. Before eating something that has the slightest potential of breaking your braces, be sure to ask your dentist if it is ok! While it is possible and…

  • Best 4 Cotton Candy Makers for Kids

    Best 4 Cotton Candy Makers for Kids

    Who doesn’t love cotton candy? When I think of cotton candy, I remember the times when I was a kid at the carnival. It seems fun to collect many little strings of sugar into a delicious, sweet cloud that you can sink your teeth into or pluck away at. For any fundraising, celebratory event, or…