• Confection Cotton Candy Brings Fluffy Treats to Events for all Ages

     
    POSTED August 1, 2019
     

    Homespun Meeting Munchies

  • Confection Cotton Candy Brings Fluffy Treats to Events for all Ages

     
    POSTED August 1, 2019
     

    Homespun Meeting Munchies

Sarah Kubler never meant to start her own business, but an affinity for fluffy treats runs in the family.

Growing up, Kubler helped her father spin clouds of cotton candy at fairs far and wide (a profession he shared with his own father). When he later retired, she inherited his cotton candy machine and set out to put her own spin on the classic treat.

“I knew I wanted to go in a different direction from the fair image with a more clean, modern look. I want adults to enjoy my favorite treat as much as kids do and share that in a cool, hip way,” says Kubler. Now, with three machines of her own and a charming handbuilt confection cart, Kubler is serving up custom creations at events and private parties of all kinds.

From cotton candy-topped cones and champagne glasses to color-coordinated treats for social celebrations or custom party favors for corporate gatherings, the Confection Cotton Candy team offers a wide array of mouthwatering options and plenty of eye candy.

“We’re here to sweeten up the party and make your day fun and flavorful. We’re not making your basic fair fluff pink and blue sugar clouds. Our options are limitless and we’re always up for a challenge,” says Kubler.

There are 21 flavors (and counting), including organic options like champagne, green tea and marshmallow, and toppings like rainbow sprinkles, rock candy and edible glitter. The Confection Cotton Candy team can curate flavors, toppings and packaging to match event themes, décor and more.

Cart service is available for up to three hours and Kubler regularly works with events in Hudson, Wisconsin, and the Twin Cities area, but the Confection Cotton Candy team can travel to accommodate most local events. Luckily, planners hosting events outside of Twin Cities metro can always order the confections online. Mix-and-match fluff boxes or custom air-sealed mini and regular bags can be ordered for special event party favors or make for a unique, freshly spun gift.

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