|Lauren Racobaldo, Owner of The Cotton Candy Confectionery|
Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you interested in a unique and fun wedding or party favor? Then check out our Feature Friday! It is all about one of our favorite vendors, The Cotton Candy Confectionery! From Weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, company picnics, Christenings, Bar/Bot Mitzvahs, holiday parties, any event, The Cotton Candy Confectionery does it all!
Lauren’s business started when she was planning her own wedding in 2011. “I have a sweet tooth so I knew I wanted something edible, pretty and a crowd “pleaser”, but was unsure of what direction to go in. Cotton candy popped into my head, and I searched all over the Internet for a company that offered cotton candy party favors and simply couldn’t find anyone!” Lauren stated. After speaking to her husband, she decided to start her own business.
As you can imagine, opening a new business is not without its challenges. When Lauren first started her business we was engaged planning her own wedding and working full time as a Pharmaceutical Representative. Then after six months of being married, her and her husband found out that they have a new addition to their family, expecting a daughter at the end of 2012! After returning to work once her daughter was born, her and her husband decided that being a “stay at home mom” and running The Cotton Candy Confectionery was the best decision for their family! Lauren LOVES running her cotton candy business and states that, that is the most rewarding part! “I meet so many different people, as they excitedly welcome my business to be a part of very special events and milestones in their lives…is truly exciting!” She also loves that having the flexibility with her business allows her to be a mother and wife first with being a business owner only after her family is taken care of!
Do you have a specific flavor in mind but are unsure if The Cotton Candy Confectionery will have it? No problem! Lauren is always willing to try new flavors to add on to her 23 other flavors such as Grape, Green Apple and Pineapple to Cheesecake, Cream Cheese, Root Beer and Pumpkin! “For children, they love Napa Grape, Granny (Green) Apple, (Pink) Vanilla (classic carnival cotton candy flavor) and Blueberry. Adults order a lot of Vanilla, Cheesecake, Pumpkin and Chocolate for their events” Lauren said when asked about the most popular flavors. With that variety, you are sure to find the flavor that you will love for your wedding!
The Cotton Candy Confectionery offers three different packages based off of time and quantity needs. Although she states, every package can be customized to fit the customer needs.
• Silver package is for 1-hour and approximately. 100 servings
• Gold package is two hours, 2-flavor choices and approximately. 200 servings
• Platinum package is for three hours, 2-flavor choices and 300-325 servings
You can also add their delicious Candy Kabobs to your order as well! They are great for birthday party gifts as well as hostess gifts. No need to worry if you or any of your guests have dietary issues! All of their cotton candy is Gluten Free and Kosher Certified. They also offer Organic cotton candy by request. One of many benefits of owning own small business, Lauren is always giving her clients a personalized experience versus an employee at a big company!
Besides catering and ordering the cotton candy directly from Cotton Candy Confectionery, you can also find their cotton candy at Nuts Plus Sweets and Treats in Doylestown on E. State Street. Lauren is also in the process of proposing ideas with four other companies to place her cotton candy around the Bucks County area! Check out her progress by following her Facebook Page!
The Cotton Candy Confectionery just celebrated their three year anniversary!
Congratulations and here’s to many more to come!
Marketing & Day of Events Intern