The main ingredient in cotton candy is sugar. Because of the high amount of sugar used, homemade cotton candy will taste better than store-bought cotton candy. However, if you make enough cotton candy, it should last for several weeks.
You can use a small plastic or clear cup to make cotton candy. First, mix water, sugar and food coloring into a thick paste. Mix the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the colorings slowly. Put the mixture in the middle of the cup and stir can you make cotton candy in a food processor it until it gets frothy and starts to thicken. Wrap the mixture around a straw and let it sit for five to ten minutes.
This will make it easier for you to spin the mixture when you blow on it. Next, stick a pin in the mixture and hold the straw over a flame for five seconds to heat the candy. Then spin the mixture fast while you blow slowly through the straw. As the candy spins, it will get thinner and thicker. When the candy is about half the original thickness, you can pull the straw out of the candy.
Continue spinning the mixture until it is the same thickness as store-bought cotton candy. This will give you about four or five weeks of storage time. To extend its storage time, wrap the cotton candy in wax paper and put it in the freezer.