Our candy floss recipe is fluffy, sweet and fuss-free.
Soft, sticky and deliciously sugary – what kid or adult can resist candy floss on a stick? The firm fairground favourite was first invented – funnily enough – by dentist William Morrison (hence Floss) and confectioner John C Wharton in 1897. And it’s safe to say this is one popping pink treat that has stood the test of time, with candy floss stands still going strong today. Make your own at home with sugar, corn syrup and your chosen flavouring. We show you how to create it without a candy floss machine in these five easy steps.
To make a decapitated whisk, snip the tines at the end of a wire whisk with a wire cutter so you have straight metal branches
- 800g sugar
- 240ml corn syrup
- 240ml water
- ¼tsp salt
- 1 tsp raspberry extract (or any flavor you like)
- 2 drops pink (or any color) food coloring (optional)
- You will also need:
- A 'decapitated’ whisk - see the tip