Thursday, May 26, 2011

{Cotton Candy Bar}

Are you still with me? I always look forward to Thursday’s because I get to tell you all about the amazing sweet peeps that we have the privilege of working with, showcasing their sweet treats with unique bar ideas that we can help incorporate into your wedding or special event. Trust us; your guest will love the sweets!

Today’s sweet (and may I add inspirational) guest for our Raising the Bar blog series, certainly does not need an introduction, but just in case you don’t know of her, Mompreneur (Mom Entrepreneur), Nina Rodecker, I will tell you a little bit about her and her company, Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company.

"Inspired by "LIHI" (lee-HEE) - a Filipino term for pregnancy craving - Nina Rodecker founded Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company in 2008 and became a pioneer in catered cotton candy services. Her signature method of light, fluffy and melt-in-your mouth cotton candy became an instant smash hit and Tasty Clouds exploded leading her to the #1 spot in Startup Nation's 2010 Leading Moms in Business Competition and #1 overall in the 2009 Top Home Based Business Competition."
Pretty amazing, right?  Well, not only does Tasty Clouds make dreamy cotton candy (sticks, tasty tubs and martini’s), but they also offer a variety of dessert selections including Caramel Apples, Sweet Sticks and Snow Cones!  Say hello to carnival themed parties this summer!

Nina shares some fun facts about cotton candy:
·         Its 99% air – What appears to be a large serving of cotton candy is really only a small part of sugar – the rest is air, which gives the cotton candy its light and airy texture and special appearance.
·         A normal serving of cotton candy (about 1 oz.) has approximately 26 grams of carbs, about 100 calories and no fat. It usually contains less sugar than a can of an average soft drink.
·         Cotton candy is also known as Fairy Floss or Candy Floss and was not renamed to cotton candy until the 1920’s... And if you are worried about cavities, there isn’t enough sugar in cotton candy to make your teeth form instant cavities.
·         Did you know there is a national Cotton Candy day?  It is celebrated on December 7.

See Nina in action on "My Fair Wedding" with David Tutera:

Back to those amazing photos we showed you above... they were taken by Marilyn Nakazato for a 'Water for Elephants' wedding inspiration photo shoot and concept video by Rustic Red Studio, recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. 

Want a chance to try Tasty Clouds cotton candy?  Tasty Clouds is offering 10% off + FREE SHIPPING on Cotton Candy Orders of $50 or more, now through Memorial Day (5/30/2011). Be sure to enter code TCFREE50 at checkout.

Now isn’t that a sweet way to end the week?  Thank you so much Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company for stopping by today!

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