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How to Make Homemade Cotton Candy {Easy}

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Here’s an idea on how to easily make cotton candy for your next party!

I must have been hiding under a rock because I had no idea that it was possible to make your own cotton candy at home – easily and cost-effectively. I seriously thought you could only rent those huge machines or buy the not so fresh stuff that comes in containers. So when I stumbled upon a small “for the home” cotton candy machine, I just had to share. At about $40, they are very affordable, plus several machines have received some great reviews.

How to make your own cotton candy at home

The cool thing about these machines is that they take your favorite hard candies (such as life savors!) and transform them into light and fluffy cotton candy. You can also use the cotton candy sugar if you like.

Here are the homemade cotton candy machines have sourced:

Tips for using a home cotton candy machine: Reviews say that you can do about 10 back-to-back small cotton candy cones, so it’s great for a small party. One reviewer even gave her favorite cotton candy recipes, which I love!!! They include:

* Orange Muffin: 1 Butterscoth + 1/2 Cinnamon + 1/2 Orange LS
* Turtle Frappe: 1 Hard Coffee + 1 Werther’s Caramel Chocolate
* Raspberry Mocha: 1 Coffee + 1/2 Raspberry + 1/2 Werthers Choc.
* Chocolate Covered Strawberry: Strawberry LS + 1 Werthers Choc.
* Cherry Garcia: 1 Cherry LS + 1/2 Werthers Choc + 1/2 Vanilla
* Candy Apple: 1 Green Apple + 1 Cinnamon Disc

Party themes where you could use homemade cotton candy:

I really want to do this for a party!

What would be your favorite flavor of homemade cotton candy?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.