Setup Time: 1-2 hours
Space Required: 8f x 8f
Candy Floss and Popcorn have been Fairground favourites since being introduced from America. Ideal for all kinds of events and parties.
At the centre of a Candy Floss machine you have a heated spinning head unit housing a small sugar reserve bowl, a larger bowl encloses this and catches the spun Candy Floss.
“Candy Floss is 99% sugar with 1% colouring and flavouring”
Pink is the most popular colour which normally has a light vanilla flavour in the UK, there is wide range of colour and flavour combinations available. The machines are designed to work with standard granulated sugar, finer castor sugar spins out un-melted, where heavy rock style sugar would slow the process down.
Heating elements near the rim of the head unit melt the sugar, a dial controls the temperature and so the speed of how quickly the Candy Floss can be made. A motor fitted in the base spins the head at a constant high speed, centrifugal force then forces the melted sugar through tiny holes in the head unit.
The molten sugar solidifies in the air and is caught in the bowl which totally surrounds the spinning head. When enough Candy Floss has built up on the inside walls of the larger bowl, the machine operator twirls a stick around the rim of the large catching bowl to make the desired serving portions.
Traditionally served on a stick or in a bag, but now popular to sell portions in tubs as these can be made up and stacked, don’t get squashed and have a long shelf life.
If you'd like to book Candy Floss & Popcorn for your event, we'd love to hear from you!