May 25, 2015

New and Easy Catering Menu - Let Candy Babel Help Make Your Party A Sweet Success!

On Site Services

Our packages are based on the number of guests and length of your event. Everything needed to delight your friends and family with freshly spun cotton candy is included. If you don’t see what your looking for, let’s talk. We’re happy to create a custom package to perfectly suit your affair.
» 1 hour of cart service
» serves up to 50 guests
» 1 flavors and unlimited cones
Perfect for children’s birthdays, tea parties, luncheons, showers, and small family gatherings. 

» 2 hours of cart service
» serves up to100 guests
» 2 flavors and unlimited cones
Perfect for holiday and corporate parties, birthday bashes, and family reunions.

Custom Grande 
For events that don’t quite fit into our Petite or Soiree packages, the Candy Babel team will work with you to create a custom package perfectly designed for your celebration. From our 100+ flavors, to fun cart decorations, we’re here to make your cotton candy dreams come true.
​Perfect for weddings, in-store events, bat/bar mitzvahs,sweet sixteens, premieres, and festivals.

Please contact us with details about your event and we can answer your questions about pricing!

» Deposit Fee: To reserve your date we require a signed contract and a $100 deposit. Your deposit will be credited towards your final invoice.​
» Payment: Full payment by cash, check, or credit card (+2%) is required before the day of your event.
» Cancellation Policy: For a full refund of your deposit, reservations must be cancelled ten days​ or more prior to your event.
» Flavors: Select seasonal flavors and toppers need to be ordered up to 3 weeks in advance of event. The more time we have to prepare will ensure that we're able to offer you exactly what you want.
​» Travel Costs: Portland, OR. Our standard service area includes the Portland & Metro area. We welcome events outside this area, but a travel charge of $.50 per mile beyond our standard area will be charged in addition to your buffet cost.

The map below approximates our standard service area (pink) and extended area (grey). An event located within dark pink circle will incur no travel charge. Events located more than two hours drive time from Portland may also require you to provide overnight accommodations, depending on the end-time of your event. Please feel free to inquire if you have specific questions relating to the location of your event and travel charges.


May 8, 2015

Say Happy Mothers Day The Candy Babel Way!

How are you to be sure that your mother loves this years gift more than past?
Well for one, she's not going to want to share this year, if you come to Candy Babel that is!

Extra special and local by

At Night – Interview with Lisa Ciccarello

Lisa Ciccarello is a Portland based poet, with whom we recently had the pleasure of creating something very special. A blending of flavor and poetry, we made a chocolate especially to complement Lisa’s words from her new book At Night. We sat down together to talk about this project and chocolate.

OC: Tell us about your book and how you came to choose the particular lines for our Show and Tell chocolate?
LC: At Night is my first book of poems, ​which was recently released by Black Ocean, a press I greatly admire. It’s filled with cruel, folk-tale-esque poems & a good deal of dark pronouncements. Because of the nature of the book, there weren’t likely to be many “sweet” words to frame, so I tried to choose lines that reflected desire. Isn’t that what sweets are about anyway? I also wanted little phrases that would resonate with people, so that once they ate the frames they would want to keep the words around, perhaps pinning them up on their walls or fridges. To that end, Shea Smith letter pressed the lines, elevating the lines into a tactile little work of art.
OC: How does the flavor you chose reflect your work or your process? How does the flavor underline what you are trying to convey? 
LC: Because the book & the quotes I chose are so dark, I knew I wanted the frame to be in a dark chocolate, with that bitter, biting edge. There are so many flavors that meld perfectly with a dark chocolate, but I chose coffee because for years now I’ve had a writing ritual where every Sunday I go to a coffee shop to write (& drink copious amounts of coffee in the process). I also work in coffee, so it seemed a particularly appropriate choice.
OC: As a child what was your favorite sweet? What role do sweets play in your life?
LC: As a kid, all sweets were my favorite sweets. I loathed picking between flavors because it meant I was saying no to something. That hasn’t really changed at all. My house has been dubbed the “candy-jail” because I keep so many sweets around. That said, I have always had a particularly strong weakness for hazelnut chocolate, like Nutella or the Gianduiotti that my grandmother used to bring us from Italy.
Read more of Lisa’s thoughts here. Her instagram feed is equally enthralling.