When I think of cotton candy, I think of the excitement, chaos, and larger than life attitude offered by circuses, fairs and amusement parks. Part sugar rush, part nostalgia, cotton candy makes any event instantly more fun. Toss a ball of pastel candy fluff atop a sugar cupcake for a sweet treat that oozes whimsy or garnish a cocktail with the floss to experience childhood merriment as you sip with sophistication. Take a peep at these super sweet ideas from the big top blogosphere for delicious candy for the eyes and mouth.
How sweet are these Cotton Candy Cupcakes from Cake Spy? I'm not talking about the flavor either! From their whimsical paper toppers down to their elegant and endearing wrappers, these cupcakes raise the cuteness bar. Great for a baby shower or any occasion where a touch of sweetness will go a long way.
Polished yet playful, these Cotton Candy Cosmos are an easy way to add a bit of color and flare to any cocktail party. For the full party trick and a step by step tutorial on mixing up a batch of your very own check out Jordan's blog, Southern Hospitality, after the jump.
All on their own macarons are sure to bring a smile to a nibbler's face, add in a perky cotton candy flavor and you're sure to incite some nostalgia with their pure, sugary bliss. These Cotton Candy Macarons from Life's a Feast are a perfect shade of pastel pink with a rich, gooey chocolate center that feast for the eyes and mouth alike.
When it comes to dessert it's not just about finding the flakiest pie crust or pulling off the perfect soufflé, sometimes the best desserts employ the often-dappled, seldom-mastered art of illusion. It is through illusion, and in a sense deception, that Texans can enjoy ice cream in the sweltering July heat and New Yorkers can do the same even in February even when there is three feet of snow on the ground. These Cotton Candy Ice Cream Treats from Living Locurto offer up sweetness in cone without the melted mess or chattering teeth, and allow for an ice cream social no matter what the weather is like outside–not that that ever stopped us!