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Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:27 pm
by GUS
It is likely that in the next 12 months we'll have spent out on a decent commercial grade machine so izzy can learn the reality of small business, which makes me think that we'll stop buying so many kg of sweets & bag / stick candyfloss instead.

Your thoughts re pro's cons etc, if you've got to have a haunt manned you may as well have time to make & bag floss regardless of weather conditions affecting the spin ( damp / humidity) it should be possible to pull off in a controlled environment (indoors at worst) then brought out & piled around a light display so it glows through creating its own feature point right?

Certainly if I was a child I'd be chuffed to receive floss maybe with a smattering of pop rocks in it, but what do others think?

Colour: not so important in the dark but pink just seems wrong for Halloween. (So thinking Orange with rice paper type pumpkin face end result maybe, easy to stamp out & duplicate in theory).

..or should we just buy lots of boring sweets as usual?

Re: Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:43 pm
by Doh
Its magical. I love it. Humidity is your enemy.

Re: Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:52 pm
by GUS
Yeah, trouble is you can't work out how much of an enemy till you try to outwit him, ..here it is "damp" rather than humidity but in essence they are one & the same,but humidity we associate here with heat alone (backwards Brits) with damp being winter moisture ..a seasonal thing.

Still, in theory at least a bag of warm air before introducing it to outdoors where needed should help, I can try to delay the process by using a dehumidifier & a raging woodfire I guess, but making it outside with led lighting a floss bowl out of the question.

That's a minimum of £500 spend for a decent UK made machine.

Re: Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm
by GUS
Oh crap, i've gone & done it now, Gus just bought a "Kando" ...candy floss for trick or treaters, ...do I buy an air brush & try spraying zig zag faces in black food colouring? ...workable?

Re: Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:16 pm
by GUS
Still waiting for our candyfloss machine, the seller doesn't have the funds to despatch the 25kg machine, they were relying on the PayPal funds to send it to me..

Which means naturally that I paid for it & PayPal are refusing to release funds until I receive it..
Rock & a hard place.

On another note what are in your opinion the best flavourings & colours,? I don't want pink for Halloween or else I may as well quit now, vanilla is fine with me ...but Halloween isn't "Disney / barbie" at our place.

Re: Candyfloss for visiting t/treaters?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:01 am
by GUS
Ok you talkative lot :Laughing: I have a bloody expensive candyfloss machine at last & have just ordered flavours...

Sadly "boo-berry" is out of stock, just the sound of that is halloweeny enough for me! ..we are trying some of ppre-flavoured sugar for that one, ..sounds like bluey green floss could be an agreeable Halloween flavour / colour.

I am out of my mind at the thought of bacon flavour floss (yup if you didn't know you do now).

Regular old pink vanilla too, because ..it's whats expected of "trad"

Experiments to follow shortly ...we like the idea of characterised candy floss having watched Minions / Pigs / bears / flowers being conjured up before children's eyes.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us & we can "Rock the block" in bagged floss at least. (not desert dry humidity).