Happy Mother's Day!
Butterflies, Flowers, and More!
Hi All! Sam here! I've been working on this for quite awhile. I've had the chance to travel a few times while spinning up our gourmet flavors. This is always the most fun!
We've been working in the kitchen on a line of fruit infused SOIREE SUGARS to sweeten festivities of all sizes. Jazz up your cocktail selection with a DIY rim sugar bar. Special thanks to Macy's for having us out to debut our flavors with a Sparkling Lemonade Bar!
If you have only been to Orlando for the parks, you may not know what a die hard foodie city Orlando is. The Orlando foodie is an adventurous, local-loving, social media scouring diviner of the best in fresh and fun eats. Years of sitting in traffic commuting (we have one of the worst highways in the nation running right through our city center), and standing in line in the sticky heat at the parks have trained us to be patient for the right payout.
You won't see Orlandoans running to the newest restaurants or attractions the second a billboard goes up. We will wait to see what the best dish is at a new spot. Any one of our excellent entertainment writers will give us the highlights before spending our hard earned dollars on what might be just one more novelty trying a little too hard and charging a little too much. Food doesn't have to be fancy here. The food has to be the BEST in its class to survive.
Being featured in the Fall issue of The Orlando Sentinel's Food magazine is an honor that will definitely be going up on the office wall. It's also an affirmation of all the work we are putting into creating the new standard in cotton candy.
Excited to see what confection we will tackle next? Stay tuned.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to see Clinton, Daphne, and Michael try out our Mimosa, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread Cotton Candy!
Check out their reactions by following a link below to a 30 second recap.
We had such a blast serving up Strawberry-Rose cones to Orlando's finest fashionistas. On display were new works from fashion icon Iris Apfel with styling tips from Yahoo's fashion editor Joe Zee!
Want to Taste this Fancy Flavor Yourself? Order it below!
STRAWBERRY ROSE - GIFT SET $29.99
Flavor your bubbles with our naturally infused cotton candy clouds!
Did you know that most "gourmet" cotton candy is made using dextrose based powders? Dextrose is a thickening agent (made from the sugar in corn) used commercially in all kinds of food from sauces to marinades and jellies. While these powders are fine to consume, adding them to liquid won't do much in the flavor department. (Plus the texture isn't our fav).
There is a better way! The organic extracts in our candy keep it fluffy and soft. Great for photos and flavor! Use a little, or use a lot with any beverage for some extra wow on any occasion
Our Champagne Kit includes a fun mix of Lemon, Zesty Orange, Lavender, Peppermint, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Each container has enough fluff for 6-10 glasses depending on how intense your sweet tooth is!
Let the kiddos in on the fun by pouring sparkling water, or lemon-lime soda over the candy. They will love your forever! Or...at least until it's time for seconds!
COTTON CANDY CHAMPAGNE PARTY PACK - $29.99
Sweet Vibes & Good Times
I'm not sure what kind of parties you all had when you were 10, but this party may be my favorite of the year so far! Guests lounged inside white teepees, listening to live music, sipping on pink lemonade, and of devouring lavender-vanilla cotton candy swirls. Don't even get me started on those costumes!
The bright and soft pastel shades mixed with wood and leather could easily be elevated for any summer soiree. Take a look at a few of the photos we snapped and get inspired!
Happy Birthday B! Thank you for having us!
Sky Candy now offers traveling cotton candy artistry!
You asked, we delivered! Sky Candy now spins cotton candy flowers in fun flavors like Rose, Lavender, Champagne, and Passion Fruit! Stay tuned for more holiday inspired shapes, or submit your ideas below!
Elevating Your Indulgence
GOURMET- Hipster grocery stores, natural goods shops, and farmers markets are busting with products sporting the word. Gourmet everything is available now from ice cream to maple syrup. What the heck does it mean, and is it really worth the price bump?
Now we can't speak for everyone, but the best gourmet products we have found elevate the flavor of foods that you are already stocking from the big box chains. Flavor combinations are a little fancier (like our Cardamom Coconut),but the goal is to squeeze every little bit of flavor out using the best ingredients you can find.
Take strawberry for example. Natural Strawberries are tart and sweet. If you were to make a jam, the acid that makes strawberries tart is cooked out in the process. What can you do to amp up the flavor of your now mostly sweet strawberries? Maybe you want to try a little bitter with your sweet and add some orange peel. Ta-da! GOURMET JAM!
Now don't mistake, artisanal is different from gourmet, at least in our experience, and usually not for the better . (Check out this video of kids trying out artisanal ice cream by Huffington Post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7nin-MXT-Q)
Maybe some chefs are so bored with their food they need to make crazy Frankenstein flavors like avocado-mint ice cream and strawberry balsamic coffee cake. These products can be alive with flavor, but it's often hard to tell what exactly is in it.
Gourmet is about layering and enhancing flavor so you can experience them at their peak. More flavor for your money is what it's all about. While you may impress your guests with letter-press labeled sriracha-blueberry bagels, chances are you will also mystify their taste buds. Go for "Wow!" by trying out gourmet foods that have three or fewer ingredients. The experience will be well worth it.
Do you really need $7 Strawberry-Orange Jam on your toast every morning? That depends. Will you slather on an extra teaspoon of big-box jelly in an effort to add extra flavor? For some people the trade is worth it every day, for others it's a way to get more value for special occasions. However you choose to gourmet try local markets first. The producers are often the people manning the booth and would LOVE the chance to chat with a discerning customer like yourself!
So, gourmet cotton candy. Whether it's for a gift or something you want to stock on the regular, Sky Candy is all about the ultimate balance of flavor fun with quality and value. Shop our store to see what seasonal sensations are available, and feel safe knowing that is tastes EXACTLY like what it is supposed to. Get 20% off your first flavor destination by emailing SAM@skycandyorlando.com with the subject line GOURMET.
Sky Candy's Services Featured in Orlando Magazine!
Stand out from the crowd by thinking outside the cake box with these super fun dainty delights. Have our organic candy spun live by the Spinnerettes for a little added flair, and toast to sweet love with nostalgia themed champagne cocktails like our peppermint champagne pictured here.
Read the full article here to read up on these other local stand-out!
Create Our NEXT Best Selling Candy!
Here are SKY CANDY we value your taste buds. That's why we put only the best, most natural ingredients we can find into our fantastic fluffy stuff. We love hearing from you when you come up with an awesome flavor for our test kitchen to work on. GIven the flavor brilliance of our fans, we can't seem to make up our mind on our next new featured flavor, and we need one to show off for the DOWNTOWN FOOD AND WINE FEST 2/21 & 2/22.
COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR CHOICE
Candied Bacon, Peanuts, and Banana!
Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts, Espresso, and Madagascar Vanilla.
Candied Rose Petals and Real Organic Raspberry.
Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your idea for the newest gourmet cotton candy flavor to go up in the cotton candy shop!
Voting will begin on 1/7 via facebook
Winner to receive a $100 gift card, 10 containers of their flavor, and eternal bragging rights for their flavor brilliance!
BIO: Rachele Rees is from Jacksonville Florida. Her 15 years of dance training include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, musical theatre, contemporary, and improve. After receiving her A.A. in Theatre, Rachele began performing professionally in Orlando, FL with Universal Studios and Empty Spaces Theatre Co. In addition to continuing her dance and vocal training, Rachele, through her work with Phantasmagoria, has become a skilled fire performer. Recent roles include “Ankha” in Phantasmagoria, “Red” from Orlando’s hottest Dance Company Drip, and “Velma Kelly” Chicago, and lead assistant with Phillip Kaiser: Magic Architect.
If you know anything about Sky Candy, you will recognize Rachele. Her bright smile, energetic personality, focused efforts, and easy going attitude made her an easy choice to join the Spinnerettes. As you can see from her resume Rachele is always trying new things including all of our flavors here at Sky Candy. Rachele's eye for detail and in depth product knowledge make her one of our best consultants for events. Ask for her by name when booking at email@example.com
BIO -Darci Ricciardi is a native Floridian from the Treasure Coast who has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. After graduating from University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, she moved to Orlando in 2008 to work in radio sales, but her real passion is still performing. She has danced with DRIP, William Marchante’s Casting Shadows Productions, choreographers McClaine Timmerman and Jill Lockhart, Elise Frost’s Red Right Return Dance Company, and most recently John Didonna’s “Phantasmagoria V: Death Comes For All.” She has recently added fire eating, breathing, and dancing to her resume, along with being a magician's assistant.
If you live in Central Florida chances are you have heard her on the radio. In addition to having voiced over 100 commercials, Darci keeps a regular performance schedule choreographing, modeling, dancing, acting, and fire breathing all while keeping things organized here at Sky Candy. Darci's energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism not only make her an excellent host, but a real asset to any team she finds herself working with.
Want to have Darci host your next event with Sky Candy? Ask for her by name when you email firstname.lastname@example.org
BIO - Angela Trapp is an actress currently living in Central Florida. She received her A.A. degree from Daytona State college in theatre, She started acting in college and has been in love with the art form ever since. She’s done numerous local and national commercials, been in multiple feature films and performed in many stage productions. Currently she can be seen in Play de Luna at Art Sake studio.
When Angela isn't spinning up gourmet cotton candy you can find her on stage, on screen, and in print. Her huge heart, positivism, and dedication to excellence in all things keep her working year round almost around the clock. She specializes in mixing up nostalgia themed cocktails for us here at Sky Candy.
Want to have Angela host your next event as a Spinnerette? Ask for her by name when you email email@example.com