All candyfloss is heated sugar, which is then spun around to make it all cloudy. However, what is the best candy floss sugar? There are just so many to pick! Here at HireCandyFloss we want to let you in to our little secret.


Many people believe that brown or demerara sugar would be a good use as it is quite a healthy sugar. But the best candy floss sugar to use is actually caster sugar. It is common in shops and works beautifully in a candy loss machine. If you would like to add colour and flavour into your candyfloss all you need to do is buy some pre-made sugar and mix it in a small box with caster sugar. I like to buy blue raspberry and pink vanilla.


Candyfloss machines are quite simple. They tend to come with a wire, the machine, a metal cylinder that goes on the machine and a little long spoon to pour the sugar. The machine takes about 5mins to heat up but you should change the temperature depending on the weather. Once it’s heated, pour some sugar and get you stick. You should use the wooden ones, as the papers sticks are not sticky enough for the sugar.


If you are at a gala or somewhere where people are paying for candyfloss individually £1.50-£2 is a sensible price but be prepared for some big queues. If your machine started acting strange after a few hours just tell people it needs to cool down for about 10-15mins. Wind can also be a hassle so get a blanket or sheet to stop the wind. Although you get given a wire for your machine always brings an extension cable.


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The summer fair  at a Sheffield school recently raised a staggering £7000 pounds from. And it was not the best weather too.
Hire Candy Floss was there with the candy floss desert. So we had a look around at the top10 best ideas to share:

Please read some of our amazing candyfloss testimonials here

1. Hire Candy Floss.

Yes, candy floss hire is a top hit with every visitor. The school can rent out a place for the candy floss maker or simply the service for 3 hours.

2. Find the stars:

Get three boxes. Fill each box with something different that feels strange e.g. chopped apples and pears, cooked rice, beans etc. Ones all the stars have been found the visitors get to chose if they want to eat a bug or not.

3. Make the best paper aeroplane:

Step one. Get a GOOD prize [e.g. a drone, a type of console, an electronic watch etc.] Step two. Place a small wooden box away and get the visitors to make a paper aeroplane and the first one to get their’s to the box wins!

4. Slime-making stall:

1. Get pree made slime [white.]
2. Get food colouring and glitter decorations (try to tick with biodegradable glitter)
3. Get visitors to chose what they want in their slime.

5. Coconut stand.

Simply get a lot of coconuts and hard balls. Place stands for the coconut. Get the visitors to throw the hardball at the coconuts and nock them off.

6. Hair spray and glitter tattoos stall.

Book a face painter. Invite parents to help with hair spray and glitter tattoos. Note do not forget to bring old towels and hand gloves; buy hair spray and glitter tattoos in advance. Also why not to ask a fellow helper to do some sweet plats.

7. Bike and scootering training course.

Borrow a couple of scooters and bikes. Build some ramps from planks of wood or wooden pallets. Corden off the track. Book people in advance, it will be very popular.

8. Splat-the-rat and feed the lion.

All time favourite! Guaranty a steady stream of visitors. Pre-make in advance the lion, rat and a tub for the rat.

9. Cake stall.

One of the first things people go to. Organise parents to cook lots of cakes and other surgery snacks. Make sure there are lots of samples and ask anyone if they have any allergies and make sure to tell all the parents about baking.

10. Hook a duck.

Everyone loves a nice end treat with hook a duck a nice simple hook with a sweet prize. It works in any weather and simply build it and detach. All you need is:
A rubber duck with a hook attached.
Blow-up paddling pool.
A couple of sticks with a hook added to the end.
And a prize [ e.g. cuddly toys and sweets]
Note, when planning a summer fair, make sure to make things environmentally friendly. Remember to use recyclable packaging and try and avoid plastic, why not to get the toys everyone wants in their rooms get children to make recycled materials into other prizes.

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Candy Floss Hire at Young Entrepreneurs Competition


Alfie, an 11-year-old boy, used candy floss hire idea for a school competition at Hallam Primary School, Sheffield. Hallam Primary is a great school and does many fun educational activities that help children in their future. The school located in S10 area of Sheffield.

About the Enterprise Event


Alfie’s teacher to ask all the Y6 children to think of a business idea to try at the school enterprise day. The children formed teams and the team with the biggest profit was to win this competition. For his business idea, Alfie’s team decided to have a ‘Wow factor deserts’. This included icecreams with sprinkles and marshmallow and team needed something else to make their stall to stand out. The competition was fierce.


Alfie had a great idea! He contacted Candy Floss Hire via our booking form to ask about candy floss machine hire.  We arranged for Alfie to have the candy floss hire machine.

Everybody came to Alfie’s stall. It was a hit! The total number of candy flosses made was well over 100 candy flosses. Togher with the fancy ice cream the team smashed recorded.

This example proves that candy floss is such a popular idea for a school or any other events where there are children. We at Hire Candy Floss are so glad that Alfie had such a wonderful time with his team. We are also proud that candy floss hire helped the children to their enterprise victory.


How to Book Candy Floss Hire For Your Event

To book a candy floss machine with the assistance of our amazing young helpers, simply fill in the booking form. You can also give us a call on 07851 006616

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