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Sweet Schemes: Purple Ombre

We love bringing something sweet to any occasion! Our Candy Buffet's are the perfect mixture of beautiful decoration and sweet treats to make any occasion memorable!  We want to provide a little inspiration for your next event with our Sweet Schemes Blog Posts! We provide an inspirational colour palate and a few candy suggestions that will take away some of the stress of planning that big event! 

 

// Purple Ombre //

 

If there is anything you should know about The Sugar Cube, It should be that we LOVE the colour purple. It is just such a royal, elegant and SWEET colour for any occasion; especially weddings and events! 

What is better than the colour purple? Mixing different shades of this beautiful colour together! We love the contrast of dark purple all the way up to white! Lavender, lilac, eggplant, mauve, orchid, plum and violet are just a few shades that you can play with on your purple themed table! 

 

 

We love purple so much, we have A LOT of suggestions for purple candies that will make your table pop! If you don't see the right shade shown below, or you want more suggestions on purple themed candy, just ask us! Purple is our thing. 

Here are our top 5 favourite purple shades that create the perfect "Purple Ombre" feeling: 

 

 

If you have any suggestions, or requests for our next Sweet Schemes post, let us know by commenting below! 

Also, contact us if you want to book a candy buffet for your next event! Let us know your theme and we can make it happen! Email us: candy@sugarcubeyyc.com.

The Candies we miss the MOST!

 

Candy is part of our childhood. Going to the candy shop, or local convenience store, and stocking up on a bag of your favourite treats was a weekly ritual for most of us. 

 

Sometimes, it still is. But, what ever happened to some of those candies that we loved so much? Here at the Sugar Cube, we like to have a moment of silence for all those candies that are no longer around.

 

 Here are our top five discontinued treats that we wish we could still buy:

 
Mojo Taffy
<<Pic from: http://twitpic.com/91k6la>>

Yum, the sweet taste of chewy taffy! There is something pleasant about chewing on these little sugary treats. Although you cannot find these anymore, we found a substitution! Make sure you ask us about it when you visit the truck this summer!

 

Bubble Jug
<< Pic from: https://www.ohnuts.com>>

If you don't recognize these little Bubble Jug's - you will be a minority. They were everywhere! These little containers were filled with chewy bubble gum! They were pretty fun to carry around too! 

 

Ouch – Bubble Gum
<<Pic from: dutchgum.com>>

The flavour of this gum used to last FOREVER! It used to be a hot commodity to share among your friends! Plus, it looked like band-aids and that was just TOO cool. 

 

Dweebs
<<Pic from: www.therobotsvoice.com>>

Just as tasty as nerds! These little guys were sweet, crunchy candy that would keep you entertained! We wish we could pick up a pack of these - right now! 

 Punkys
<<Pic from: Pintrest>>

We are missing these tangy and delicious treats! They were one of the best to make our tongue cry for EVEN more! 


We wish these childhood candies would come back! In the mean time, we will settle for new and delicious candies that come along! 

Do you have a favourite candy that got discontinued?
Let us know by leaving a comment below:
We may be able to find you a substitute:).

Sweet Schemes: Blush, Ivory, and Gold.

When it comes to planning a Wedding, there are so many details involved! Where do you start? Why not start out by picking a colour scheme that matches the feel of your wedding! 

 

// Blush, Ivory, and Gold //

 

Welcome to our new monthly feature: Sweet Schemes, where we showcase a different trending colour palette for dessert and candy buffets and give you examples of some candy options we stock to fit each theme!

This month, we are focusing on a very popular colour scheme in the wedding industry! Blush, ivory, and gold are showing up in several weddings this 2016 - and we love it! 

It gives such a romantic presence to your special day! Using these soft colours throughout your decor, can create an overall subtle but elegant statement that will leave your guests in awe! 

 

 

 

At The Sugar Cube, we can make the perfect Candy Buffet to go with any colour scheme that you choose! Our displays provide sweet treats for your guests, and a beautiful custom display to match your decor! 

For this particular colour scheme, we would recommend the following candy combinations as our top 5 picks:

 

 We will be back next month with a new Sweet Scheme! We love coming up with different candy selections! 

Let us know if there is a colour scheme you want to see next! Or, If you need help with your next Candy Buffet - contact us at candy@sugarcubeyyc.com.

 

 

Behind the Scenes of Valentine's Day Candy

Valentine's Day is over and we wanted to share a few STATS from our candy sales! We love seeing all the candy that exchanges hands, spreading the love in YYC! 

Didn't get enough candy this holiday? We have a steady supply ready to make its way into your hands or someone you love! Who says giving candy is just for Valentine's Day

 

 

5 Sweet Date Night Ideas

 

A list that doesn’t include dinner and a movie.

 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. Which means, most people have the whole day off to hang out with their loved one(s) and celebrate. So, we thought why not do something more fun than just a dinner and a movie?

There are so many SWEET ideas we wanted to share with you!

 

 

  1. Fondue (Cheese & Chocolate anyone?)

Fondue is such a social activity! Which is why it is fun on Valentine’s Day! Instead of chatting over a boring meal – make it a little more exciting with fondue! Turn a date night into an exciting activity, or bring your kids who will love it too!

Get a fondue set at a local store to try it at home. Or visit Laurier Lounge here in YYC!

 

  1. Tobogganing & Hot Chocolate

It is still the winter season and there are so many fun activities to enjoy! Valentines day is the perfect time to grab your partner, friends or your kids for a fun day of tobogganing. 

Then, when you’re all tired and cold, go back home for some delicious hot chocolate. A perfect addition to this plan – grab some Sugar Cube candy of course!

 

  1. Games Night 

Who says Valentine’s Day has to be only a partner activity? Maybe have a few couple’s or a few girlfriends over to celebrate! Have some games and Valentines themed cocktails ready (along with a candy overdose of course).

Maybe – play a few games with a love theme involved!

 

  1. Make dinner/ Lunch/ Brunch in

Make dinner together instead of going out! There is something about putting in the work, and bonding over the process that makes it taste SO much better! 

Maybe even get your little ones, or a friend to help you bake some cookies for dessert!

 

  1. Paint Night

 If you haven’t been to one of these nights yet – you are missing out! It is a great bonding experience! Drink wine and get creative with paint night!

You can either get supplies to do it at home or check out Paint Nite – where you can find one going on near you!

 

These are only a few sweet and memorable ideas to make Valentine’s Day 2016 the best one yet! If you have any other ideas to do at home, or in the Calgary area please share them with us!

And, remember - to grab your Sugar Cube candy, for that extra sweetness! Check our our Valentine's Day 2016 collection here!