Candy Floss


Going to the fair earlier this month really gave me the cotton candy bug! And I don't mean it got me sick on carnival cotton candy. I got the urge to finally dig our cotton candy maker out of my parents' garage, after years of languishing in a forgotten box. The first and last time we used it, was the night before our wedding, when we realized there was no way it could handle making enough for two people, much less enough for a load of wedding guests. Poor little thing was not meant for anything on a large scale. Anyway, the other day, I brought it home and gave it a whirl.


It's the prettiest little thing, don't you think? It's this one, for anyone who might be interested in having one. We also bought a lot of paper cones, and floss sugar, in pink vanilla, and cherry.


It was very easy to use, and though it does take a lot of patience and you have to do about four or five rounds of sugar to get a decent helping on the cone, I think it's totally worth it! You also have to eat it right away or it starts to collapse a bit. It's so pretty though, and of course quite tasty too. It's really interesting to watch the floss slowly form, it's almost like a science project! I think I'm going to be using this little machine a lot.


You might have noticed the cotton candy necklace I'm wearing in the photos. I was killing time at the mall, waiting for Jose, and I wandered into Claire's, not expecting to find anything since I'm not much of a jewelry wearer. I might've done a happy dance when this tiny pink puff caught my eye. It's so ridiculously cute!


I bought it right away, and then wondered if there was something similar to it on Etsy. That led me to obsess over cotton candy themed things on Etsy, which resulted in having to put together an Etsy Treasury.


A couple of the items are no longer for sale, but I pretty much want all of it! Especially the Emily Martin prints.

22 comments:

  1. yum! i love fairy floss, but in the past few years have not been able to eat it as i have a strange fear of cotton balls. i know, ridiculous but true.

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    1. Aw, sad, Donna! They need to come up with another form of the candy that doesn't resemble cotton balls I guess... I would suggest eating the sugar straight up but that would be pretty gross I'd imagine.

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  2. Ok you knooow I'm loving this post! You are so so so a girl after my own heart! : ) I feel like I was right there with you making it! :) Man...imagine you guys lived next door?!! Ahhh!! We'd be a bunch of lunatics! I think you'd be awesome partners in crime!! ;)

    Ohh...and I've been dyyying for that pink candy floss necklace on etsy....and I HAVE that little plush fella! :)

    No no really....I'd swear that I made that treasury myself!! Are you wearing a tinfoil hat and reading my mind?!!

    It's hot hot hot here in NJ! Right now...we are eating ice pops and sharing them with the pups....all 5 of them!!!! Sammy ( my sister's guy def has brain freeze! )

    xo Jenny

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    1. Yes! I think we're both wearing tin foil and reading each others' minds!

      You need one of those necklaces! Ahh that's so cool that you have the cotton candy plush though! I want one but it'd definitely have to be hidden from the cats.

      Oh that sounds good... it usually doesn't get too super duper hot here since it's always so windy, but I think we'll need to have some ice pops soon anyway!

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  3. Ohh....and I order stuff from Mad City Sue allll the time!!!!!! I LOVE her scrubs and creams, and sprays!!

    xo

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  4. Okay, put this on the To-Do list for my visit. The last time I had cotton candy was four years ago at Disneyland Paris. It was raining and I was sad that they closed the Alice in Wonderland maze thing before the rest of the park, so I bought a thing of cotton candy almost as big as my head and it was awesome. Yaaaaay.

    I foresee many of our activities revolving around sweets. I hope that's not a problem. :D

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    1. Oh yes, for sure! It might take a few hours to actually make enough for us, but it'll be worth it! It's sugar coma time when you get here!

      Disneyland actually has the best cotton candy (I think) so we'll have to get a giant one of those.

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    2. Ohh mann.....Disney!!! ONE DAY!!

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    3. Yessss! You've gotta go!

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  5. Oh my gosh, so pretty! I LOVE the whimsy of all of these photos, and how you matched your top/dress to the colors as well. GORGEOUS.

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    1. Why thank you! I don't usually match my outfits to my snacks but I should more often, haha.

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  6. Honestly, you should! Also, I mentioned you in my most recent blog post. Check it out, love! http://flightofcara.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-top-ten.html

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so sweet of you!

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  7. OH I'm crushing on you! Cutest blog ever! And this post has the prettiest pictures. I def. have plans to do the rest of the BTTF cast- I did George, but I'm also kind of thinking it would be fun to do solely supporting characters from movies. Next up is TOTALLY Johnny from Karate kid!

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  8. What a beautiful post! I love cotton candy. The kind they sell in packages at the grocery store just isn't the same. You must have had the cutest wedding ever. Best, Ashley

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  9. HOlly, this is dreamy! LOVE IT! I'm now following! So glad I tumbled onto your site X

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  10. That is way too adorable. I like mini sized things. It gets you what you want without as much hassle as a regular sized one.

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  11. All around adorable! Gosh, I must have that cotton candy pin right away.

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  12. Your photos are so beautiful, and who doesn't love fairy floss?! And your etsy treasury is super-sweet! so pretty

    Kitty
    xo
    Kitty & Buck/

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  13. Ooh, this machine is so cute! And your little necklace too!
    -Andi x

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  14. Oh my goodness, that necklace is TOO cute! I am fairly obsessed with all things cotton candy so I totally understand :)

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  15. YUMMMMM I'm really craving cotton candy now!

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