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How gourmet cotton candy is becoming the hottest trend for weddings and events

Everything is better with sprinkles.

CLEVELAND — When you see cotton candy, you probably think back to carnivals, county fairs and amusement parks.

But for Emily Harpel, she put her own spin on things.

Harpel and her husband, Drew, were freshly married in 2016 when the Art of Sucre -- which means sugar in French -- was created on the drive back from their honeymoon, her site explains.

Fast forward four years later... Not only is business booming, but it spun into more than just weddings. This gourmet cotton candy is becoming a trend for all events.  

She took a traditional childhood treat and gave it a chic upgrade.

"You can add pop rocks, sprinkles, glitter and so much more."

But she says business isn’t always sweet.

“It’s not as glamorous as it looks," she said. "We get to do really amazing events, but it’s non-stop!”

Credit: Emily Harpel

Her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs…

“Just start you’ll feel so much better.”

She offers traditional cotton candy flavors along with some unique tastes you might not expect from the sugary treat:

- Cherry Coke

- Salted caramel

- Mango

- Cookie dough

- Marshmallow

- Strawberry banana

- Chocolate cheesecake

You can see the full list of flavors HERE.

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