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How is Fairy Floss (Cotton Candy) Made?

First of all you need 4 important items:

  1. Heat (from a fairy floss machine) to melt (caramelised) the sugar, which will turn it into a liquid.
  2. Set of very small holes (found in the head of a fairy floss machine), that the liquid sugar is able to flow through, creating threads of sugar.
  3. A spinning head (which forms part of the head on the fairy floss machine), which forces the liquid sugar out of the small holes in the head.
  4. Finally, a bowl to catch the threads of sugar.

The head of a fairy floss machine contains a heater.
This heater melts the sugar, turning it into a liquid.
So as the head of the fairy floss machine is spinning, at the same time its melting the sugar. As the sugar melts, its forced through the small holes in the head. As the sugar threads hit the air, they are cooled and re-solidify. In the bowl a web of sugar threads have now formed. These threads (fairy floss) are collected onto a stick.

In reverse, if you drop the fairy floss into a bucket of water. The fairy floss will dissolve and turn back into the solid (but soggy) sugar it started out as.


How is Popcorn Made?

First of all there are 4 important elements needed:

  1. Moisture inside the kernel.
  2. Starch inside the kernel.
  3. Hard shell which surrounds the kernel.
  4. Heat.

Each kernel has a percentage of moisture inside.

Without the moisture, the kernel will be unable to pop. What is also needed for popcorn to “pop”, is heat.
Either a microwave, popcorn popper, or simply in a pot on the stove. When the popcorn kernels are heated, the moisture inside the kernel expands putting pressure against the starch inside the kernel. When the water pressure inside the hard shell get high enough, the kernel will then explode. The soft starch inside the kernel will inflate and burst, turning the kernel inside out, releasing the steam inside and exposing the airy foam we see as popcorn

  • Kernels that do not pop are known as “old maids”. They are basically too dry, and have no pop left in them!
  • Buttered popcorn sells twice as well as plain popcorn.
  • The average popping temperature for popcorn is around 175°C.


Looking for inspo? Be inspired by our clients’ event setups right here. 

Creating Lasting Memories & Full Tummies

Hosting an event can become a big task, organising food can be tedious, and trying to please everyone is always hard. At Yummie Tummies Fun Food Hire we bring the joy back into events, not only through how easy it is to host a party with our fairy floss, sno cone and popcorn machine hire, but also because everyone is guaranteed to have a great time.

What Our Clients Say

“I just wanted to say thank you for working your delicious popcorn at our event last night and hope we have the chance to work with you again.”


– Mercure Sydney Potts Point –


“Just wanted to thank you all for your help and support for our Open Day this year. It was a great success with 16,000 people in attendance! Your contribution was invaluable. Your operators were great too. The queues at both the popcorn and fairy floss machines were never-ending! Think we need to up the quantities further next year too.”


– University of Technology : Sydney –


“Please thank your staff who came to our UNSW Open Day. They did a great job. The smell of the fairy floss certainly attracted many people towards our tent and we were able to compare materials such as fibre glass with edible fibres such as fairy floss. All very relevant to us. I haven’t eaten fairy floss for years and it took me right back – it’s such a fun thing to eat!”


– University of New South Wales : Sydney –


“I just wanted to thank you for all of your help at our lunchtime fundraiser. The girls are still talking about the fairy floss.”


– MLC School – Burwood –


“Thanks again for your diligence through this.
I’ve received good feedback on the operator and I know you did your best under difficult circumstances.
Look forward to working with you in the future.”


– Australian Broadcasting Association (ABC) –


“Just wanted to let you know what a success our Family Fun was yesterday. Your crew where great, very friendly and easy going. Everyone loved the popcorn and fairy floss, it really contributed to the family fun day.”


– Boral Limited –


“Thank you so much for a fantastic day yesterday! The weather turned out perfect, the crowd was huge and at last count we had exceeded our fundraising targets by 50%!”


– Touched by Olivia –


“Thanks for all your help on Saturday, everything went really well and the kids were so excited.

Both fairy floss and sno cone machine were extremely popular.

I think the parents enjoyed them more than the kids!”


– Maloney Hotel Corporation Pty Limited –


“I’d just like to thank you so very much on behalf of Cumberland High Prefects and myself for all of your help during this time. I’d also like to extend that thanks to the operator who was an awesome fairy-flosser for the day.”


– Cumberland High Prefects –


“I just wanted to say that your staff today did a great job.
They were very helpful and courteous to our staff and clients.
Thanks again”


– Freehills –


“Just wanted to send a quick message of thanks for your help with our Christmas Party. It all went very smoothly – the Operator was very professional and everyone enjoyed the popcorn very much.
Thanks again and regards”


– Australian Broadcasting Association (ABC) –


“All of us at Parktrent would like to thank you and your staff for helping us have such a successful and fun filled day at our family fun day.
The Operator did a great job with the operation and supervision of the fairy floss machine and we would like to congratulate him on his effort and great work. We hope to be in contact with your company again next year for our now annual family fun day.
Thanks Again”


– Parktrent Properties Group


“The day was a huge success and you were an integral part of it.
Thank You”


– Parktrent Properties Group

Fairy Floss Homepacks

Our customers who have enjoyed our services at their corporate event, birthday party, grand opening, school fete or festival, know exactly how delicious and fun our Fairy Floss machines are, which is why we’ve decided to bring to you our fairy floss at home packs.

So, what does this mean? It means if you have a fairy floss machine at home, we can help bring that joy and magic back into your home with our home packs. Our home packs include sticks and flavouring, so all you need to do is add the sugar to your machine and watch the magic unfold.

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