Ah fairy floss, the sweet treat that excites kids and adults alike! At Treat Me, we’ve always understood that you are never too old for this delicious, fairground delight. This is one of the key reasons why we’ve chosen to provide our candy floss catering services at events throughout Adelaide. There’s nothing quite like the look on a child’s face when they spot our fairy floss machine in the distance, only matched by the equally excited expression on their parent’s faces!

Our Fairy Floss Catering Adelaide Services are a nostalgic treat for the whole family

Our Fairy Floss Catering Adelaide services provide one of the few sweet treats that can unite a family unit like you wouldn’t believe. At Treat Me, we offer a wide range of desserts and snacks such as lollipops and toffee apples; but we must admit that nothing gets our customers more excited than our tasty cotton candy catering in Adelaide! This deliciously fluffy food takes adults back to their childhoods, imagining the fairgrounds that they used to attend when they were kids. These wonderful memories give families the chance to bond over a fun treat that everyone appreciates, for reasons more than just the indulgent taste!

Over the years, we have witnessed so many families smiling and laughing whilst thoroughly enjoying our candy floss catering in Adelaide. As you can well imagine, this gives us at Treat Me an immense sense of joy and drives our passionate team to deliver the best standard of fairy floss around!

So, how is Fairy Floss made?

The ingredients for fairy floss might not be as complex as you may first think; in fact, it’s only made from 2 ingredients! These ingredients are flavoured sugar and air. By adding the flavoured sugar into the centre of our fairy floss machine, we can spin the sweet ingredient until it reaches up to 300 degrees.

This melts the sugar and then pushes it through a screen. This screen breaks the melted sugar pieces into the candy floss threads that we love! We then twirl our fairy floss stick around the threads of floss and voila! Beautifully fluffy deliciousness ready to be enjoyed!

What is Fairy Floss called around the world?

Candy floss catering is certainly not just found in Adelaide! It has travelled around the world and has become famous almost everywhere! Some of the common terms used for it across the globe include:

  • United Kingdom: Candy floss
  • USA: Cotton candy
  • China: Dragon’s beard
  • Greece and India: Old ladies’ hair
  • Netherlands: Sugar spider

Where did Fairy Floss originate from?

Fairy floss originated in Italy during the renaissance. Back then, it was made possible by chefs melting and spinning sugar manually. They would pull the melted sugar into thin strands by using forks and placing them over broom handles.

This marked the start of fairy floss; however, the process was expensive and labour-intensive. It was only in the late 19th century that the type of fairy floss we enjoy today was created!

Did a dentist really invent Fairy Floss?

Yes! Sort of. As mentioned previously, the origin of fairy floss comes from Italy in the renaissance; however, the form that we enjoy today was first created by a dentist called Dr. William Morrison.

In 1897, Dr. Morrison collaborated with a candy maker named John C. Wharton. This collaboration resulted in the invention of the machine that caramelises sugar and turns it into thin strands of deliciousness! They called this revelation fairy floss.

Enjoy many delicious flavours with our Cotton Candy Catering Adelaide

Our friendly team can produce fairy floss pre-packaged in bags or “live and spun fresh” at your Adelaide event.

​For those looking for a slightly more artistic treat, our Adelaide fairy floss artists can create animal-shaped floss to delight the young at heart. Simply let us know what style of floss you would like us to create and we can make it happen.

We are always working on new and innovative ways to bring floss to life!

​Treat Me Fairy Floss flavours available:

  • Pink: Strawberry
  • Blue: Blueberry
  • Yellow: Banana
  • White: Plain Sugar

Custom Event Branding & Designs

Should you wish to customise the fairy floss bags with some corporate branding or a special design specific to your event at an additional cost, please let us know. Phone or email us at info@treatme.net.au to discuss this tailored option further!

Setup & Requirements for Fairy Floss Catering in Adelaide

The operator, fair food and all accessories are included in Treat Me prices for when you want us at your event Treat Me staff will need to be onsite approximately 45 – 60 minutes prior to your guest’s arrival so we can set up and test the machines accordingly.

Pending the number of fairy floss machines, popcorn machines and slushie machines we require up to 4x standard 10amp power outlets, access to water and a 2m x 2m or 3m x 3m space.

If the machine/s is NOT being used from the start of your event (i.e. Slushies / Popcorn to be served during dessert service etc), the Treat Me staff would arrive for setup etc and then come back onsite at the time you specify for service.

Treat Me Cotton Candy Catering at your next Adelaide EVENT

$175.00 + GST* per hour (or part thereof, minimum 3 hour booking)

For us to attend your venue with one fairy floss machine, quality trained staff, all ingredients and bags & sticks. The operator and all accessories are included. All you have to do is provide the electricity for the machine and some hungry guests – we will do the rest.

*Price may differ for floss art option. Travel Delivery fee may apply if over 25kms from CBD for all operator jobs.

$POA for multiple machine hire – please speak to us if you are wanting to hire multiple machines for your event.

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Treat Me Adelaide Wholesale Fairy Floss

From $3.00 + GST per bag (minimum 50 units)

Fundraising for your charity, school or club? Then maybe our delicious pre-packaged Fairy Floss is the way to go. We sell them to you from $3.00 + GST per bag; the recommended retail is up to $5.00 per bag and $10.00 for floss art creations, allowing you the chance to raise some meaningful money for your charity, school or club (or you can just give them away to some very happy guests!) A minimum of 50 bags is required per wholesale order.

​*NOT AVAILABLE on floss art animal options – bag stock only. A delivery fee may apply if you are unable to pick up from us..

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Feeling hungry...?

At Treat Me, our aim is to delight and satisfy your guests with our traditional fairground treats! We aim to capture the imagination of children whilst taking adults back in time to the fairgrounds of their youth. Take a look at our wide range of sweet delights that will be sure to please your guests!