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Incorporating Cotton Candy into your Event!

The Sugar Cube started as a mobile candy store in the summer of 2013 bringing the freshest, most delicious candy to events all over Calgary and surrounding area. Birthdays, weddings, corporate parties, food truck frenzies – we do them and much more. More than just a food truck, we have grown our offering to include candy buffets, a subscription service, apparel and gourmet cotton candy.

That’s right, gourmet cotton candy. 


When was the last time you had cotton candy? At a movie theatre? A carnival? What were your flavour choices, red or blue? Those aren’t flavours!

Sour watermelon
Cappuccino
Birthday cake
Pina colada
Cinnamon bun
Canadian maple
Cola
Bubblegum

THOSE are flavours – and they are just some of the flavours you can get from The Sugar Cube.

There’s something special, even nostalgic, about cotton candy. It’s a delicious but light snack that puts a smile on everyone’s face.


Looking to make it extra special?
Cotton candy favours can be customized with gourmet paper sticks, sprinkles and personalized tags on each puff.


How about some adult cotton candy?
Grapefruit vodka
Rum and coke
Gin and tonic
Ya, those are flavours too.  And those are just a few! There are much more where those came from!

 


Going for a more minimal approach?
Let us provide you with some of our gourmet cotton candy to garnish some drinks at your next event. Nothing sweetens up your cause for celebration like some of our champagne cotton candy to top off your bubbly for the night!


Make a buffet out of it!
Select a mixture of different flavours and we will set up an entire cotton candy buffet for you and all your guests to enjoy!

Interested in having something more interactive?
We can bring our gourmet cotton candy carts to your event and spin fresh cotton candy right before your guests eyes. Everyone can handpick which flavour they would like to have and we will make them a puff the size of their head on a paper cone! We will even top it off with some colorful sprinkles!

 

To shop our cotton candy - click here. For more information, or a custom order - email us at candy@sugarcubeyyc.com!

 

 

Cotton Candy Fun Facts!

We LOVE Cotton Candy here at The Sugar Cube so much that we wanted to share with you all some of our favorite fun facts about this tasty treat! Listed below are 5 facts about Cotton Candy that you didn’t know you needed to know!

 

William Morrison was the first to invent cotton candy back in 1897! The name “Cotton Candy” was then later trademarked by another dentist by the name of Dr. Josef Lascaux.

Contrary to popular belief, cotton candy is actually the less of all evils when it comes to candy and sweets (with only 1 tbsp of sugar in each puff – and less than 50 calories per puff, it is actually a special treat that parents don’t have to feel guilty about their kids consuming).

Just how thin is it? A strand of cotton candy is actually thinner than a strand of human hair!

We know this sugary snack as Cotton Candy here, but it also goes by the names of Fairy Floss in both Finland and Australia. Probably its most unique name is in the Netherlands where it is called Suikerspin which translates to Sugar Spider!

December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day! Mark it in your calendars so that you don’t forget!

To order your cotton candy - shop here. Or send us an email at candy@sugarcubeyyc.com for any questions or custom orders!

Bring on the Geometric!

 

 

As an Event Core member, The Sugar Cube is exposed to seeing all the newest themes and trends when it comes to the wedding and event scene. 

Event Core YYC is a one-stop-shop for all your wedding and event needs in YYC! It is a group of talented, credible vendors that have come together to create a space full of wedding and event inspiration. Our vendors have a place to call home, and our brides and event planners can walk into our doors and find everything they need - under one roof! It’s truly a win-win situation and The Sugar Cube is a proud member.

 

 

Recently, we took part of a styled shoot that was put together by mostly Event Core members (and boy- are they talented). These photos are from that day, where so many of us came together to create – magic!

 

One of the themes taken at this shoot was – Geometric! We love this theme for 2017 weddings. The Geometric theme was placed subtly throughout the décor. The Geometric theme brings a modern feel to your event, and offers clean lines and a subtle contemporary vibe to your wedding or event.

 

The geometric shapes were seen throughout the styled shoot. In the ceremony they were placed within the small floral terrariums (thank you Creative Edge Flowers)  - and geometric lanterns placed down the aisle.

At the reception they were seen at each of the tables with elegant, clean centrepieces – and at the cake and dessert table.  

You can add the geometric theme in so many aspects of your wedding. But remember – subtlety is KEY when adding this touch to your wedding or event!

 

Some other 2017 themes we took in this shoot – Blush + Rustic! Stay tuned to our blog and follow us @EventCoreYYC for more inspiration for your wedding or event!

For all those talented members involved in this shoot:  

 

Photographers: Riana Lisbeth Photography and Paisley Photography 


Decor: Chair Flair 

Flowers: Creative Edge Flowers 

Dress: Ethos Bridal

Suit: Derks Formal 

Hair: Fox Hair YYC 

MUA: Jenna Nicole 

Head Pieces: Eliee Garcia 

Planning: Epic Events and Weddings 

Invites: Glimpz Invitations 

Cake : Swirl Cakes 

Videography: Milky Way Films 

Venue: Pinebrook Golf & Country Club 

Candy: The Sugar Cube

Team: Event Core YYC 

Models: @Calinadawn & @maxwell.lalonde

Music: Occasional Notes 

Officiant: Jacqueline Hoare

Favours: Tearrific 

Signs: Chalkboards & Co. 

2017 Color of the Year - "Greenery"

And the Wedding color of the year is drumroll….GREENERY! The most popular theme of the year!

Images taken from Pinterest 

 

What does this mean for you’re your upcoming Wedding or Event? We hope it gives you a little inspiration when it coms to planning your next big occasion! There is nothing more beautiful than adding a bit of nature, especially for a spring or summer wedding!

 

From bridesmaid dresses to table runners and napkin rings; there endless options when it comes to incorporating greenery into your day! We can also help incorporate this theme into your event with CANDY (of course)!

 

Here are a few ideas for adding a touch of greenery (and sweetness) to your event!


 

Favours: Let us create custom favours in the “Greenery” theme! We can create something that goes with the theme of your wedding, and also adds the personal touch of initials, wedding date and more! The sky is the limit when it comes to custom favours - so just let us know what you are looking for! 

 

 

 

 

Cotton Candy – Our Cotton Candy comes in a variety of flavors and colours. It can be customized to match any theme! We would suggest adding a few hues of green and white to tie into your greenery wedding or event. We also rent out our Cotton Candy Cart for events. We can spin some fresh "Greenery" sweetness for all your guests! 

 

 

Candy BuffetWe can create a Candy Buffet that screams “GREENERY”! With white and green hues of candy, branches, flowers, leaves and more. Our Candy Buffets can be combined with your sweets table, or be a feature of it's own! Either way, our Candy Buffet's can add a beautiful focal point (and hang out) for your guests! 

 

Let us know if you are planning a Wedding or event with the Color of the Year - Greenery. We would love to see pictures and inspiration of how you incorporated this theme into your big day!

 

If you are looking to add sweetness to your next event, contact us at candy@sugarcubeyyc.com and we will send you your options. Let us know your theme and budget and we can create the perfect SWEET addition for your Wedding or Event. Also, follow us on social @SugarCubeYYC for more inspiration!

 

How to incorporate Candy into your Valentine's Day Plans

 

 

No matter what you have planned for this Valentine’s Day, there is always room for CANDY! This is the holiday where everything gets that much sweeter!

No matter what you decide to do to celebrate this wonderful time of year (or who you decide to celebrate with), there is always room to add some delicious, sweet candy into the mix! 

Here are our top 5 suggestions on how to incorporate CANDY into your Valentine’s Day plans:

 

Candy & Games

Whether you decide to spend Valentine’s with your girlfriends, or significant other, or both - staying in and playing games is ALWAYS a good idea. Bring out some classic board games, and enjoy spending some time with the ones you love!  

The best addition to a games night? A Gigantic CandyGram Cube!

 

Candy & Road Trip  

We live so close to the STUNNING Rocky Mountains! Take advantage of this, and plan a road trip this Valentine’s Day! There is nothing more romantic than taking in the breath-taking views with a partner.

To take your road trip to the next level, order a CandyGram Bag to snack on!

 

 

Candy & Girl Time

Spend time with the girls this Valentine’s day! Grab a chick flick, some snacks and a yummy cocktail to celebrate this holiday. Sometimes, all you need is your girls to make your night SWEET!

Grab several of our Baby CandyGrams to hand out to your girls! 

 

Candy & Dinner

Take your significant other out for a classic Valentine’s date night! An amazing dinner might be the best way to celebrate. Try a new restaurant and order the best on the menu!

Want to make an impression? Grab one of our Flowers & Candy Combinations to take your date to the next level.

 

 

Candy & Wine 

Decide to stay in this Valentine’s Day? Perfect! With the cold weather we are having outside, sometimes staying indoors can be the best solution for your Valentine’s Day plans! Just remember - stock up on the wine at home!

Also - stock up on CANDY! Order one of our Valentine's Day baskets and get a wide selection of Valentine's Candy to pair with your wine! 

 

We hope that whatever you decide to do this Valentine's will be EXTRA SWEET! Get your candy orders in soon - February 12th is the last day to order and they will be arriving to your doorstep or office on the 13th or 14th!

Also, make sure you check out our Valentine's Day Packages - Galentine's Day shopping could not get any easier than our locally curated packages!