Friday, December 14, 2007

How to get that Tasty Treat onto a Floss Cone!

As with anything else, practice makes perfect. The more you practice making cotton candy, the better your product will be for your customers in the end. If you follow these simple and easy directions, you should not have any problems making it. We suggest that you practice making the cotton candy prior to serving it at your next get-together, fundraiser event or first foray into concession sales so that you can get the feel of how to make it. After practicing, you may realize that you need other supplies along with learning the “do’s and don’ts” that will allow you to make a better product.

If you do not own a machine, your first step is to purchase one. The knowledgeable staff at will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the machine that is right for your needs. We strongly suggest that you use the following steps to help make your cotton candy a hit!

1. Use a clean, damp cloth to moisten the inner part of the floss pan, which enables the floss to stick to the pan.
2. Observe the direction that the floss is spinning off of the floss head.
3. Alter the floaters which are located on top of the spinner head.

-Up for more lift
-Down for less lift

4. Grab a candy cone at the pointed end and hold it an inch or two between your thumb and two fingers.
5. Use a light, flicking motion to break into the web of floss.
6. Hold up the cone, which should now have a ring of floss attached to it and wind the floss onto the cone. Use a clean, damp sponge to brush the cone if the floss does not appear to be sticking to the cone.
7. Important: Only roll floss on outside of pan
8. In order to make a larger web, use a “figure-8” motion to turn the ring of floss onto the cone; once you have become an expert, you might want to lift the ring of the floss out of the pan with just a flick of your wrist.
9. At last, enjoy eating or selling your mouth-watering treat!

Remember, practice, practice, practice. By doing so, you will gain confidence in your abilities which will pay off greatly when your concessions stand is busy!

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