Monday, April 12, 2010

Cotton Candy

When I think of cotton candy I think of my childhood, going to the fair and begging my parents for the “blue” cotton candy while my sister would have to get the “pink”. Today cotton candy machines can be seen in a lot of this countries top restaurants. The video below shows me making some cotton candy for a dessert for a private party. The dessert is a chocolate and raspberry soup, fresh raspberries, chocolate plaques, raspberry cream, cotton candy, and freeze dried raspberries. The first picture shows the front panel on our “candy floss” machine. It has a temperature gauge where you can increase or decrease the temperature of the heating element in the machine. The second picture shows the actual heating element and the centrifuge where the heated sugar is extracted. Candy floss (cotton candy) is a very versatile product. It can be used as is, rolled thin and used as a “wrapper”, flattened and torched to form whimsical tuiles. Cotton candy can also be flavored after it is spun by simply sifting a flavoring component on top. Cotton Candy has come a long way from just being seen at your local fair, or ball game.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a video on how to make cotton candy. Enjoy!