This Starts Out As A Ball Of Cotton Candy. By The Time She's Finished, It's Breathtaking
I've always loved fluffy cotton candy, but this is so much better than any candy floss I've ever seen. This edible form of art sure has come a long way from the original. The sugary treat debuted at the 1904 World's Fair. While some form of spun sugar was around before then, it was labor-intensive and not widely available. At the fair, it was introduced to the world and sold for 25¢ a box. That converts to a whopping $6 in today's money. All cotton candy starts out as granulated sugar. Sometimes food coloring or flavoring is added, but sugar is all you need. The sugar is heated and squeezed out of the center by centrifugal force. When it hits the air, it solidifies and is able to be wrapped around a stick to create a fluffy mass of sugar.