ABOUT ART OF SUCRE
Who doesn’t love cotton candy? We know we do. And we definitely love Art of Sucre (and Emily the girl behind the business). This whimsical traveling cotton candy cart is a fantastic addition to any event from weddings, to birthday parties to fundraisers. She also offers pre-spun cotton candy tubs which make great gifts or party favors. With delicious and unique flavors like cappuccino, apple cinnamon and champagne - you can’t go wrong!
HOW DID ART OF SUCRE GET STARTED?
While planning my wedding I happened upon cotton candy favors on Pinterest and thought they were just the most adorable idea. When my future plans for Graduate school were put on hold due to the cohort being filled, I decided to take the jump and start a cotton candy company that not only provided pre-spun favors, but an interactive cart service experience as well!
YOU’VE BEEN AT SOME PRETTY COOL EVENTS AROUND TOWN. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE BIGGEST TREND IN THE WORLD OF EVENTS, OR WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS DO YOU SEE BECOMING MORE POPULAR?
With social media, specifically Instagram, being such a large part of our world today everything seems to be about getting that perfect picture or video to post. Whether it be a trendy flower wall to snap a photo in front of with friends, a creative theme or decor for the event that’s worthy of a photo, or an interactive food experience, such as Art of Sucre, trends seem to be leaning towards any detail or experience that is worthy of making someones social media page.
In that same vein, I have seen a huge trend in social media meet ups happening all over the city! These events are normally hosted by someone who has a larger social media account that will gather vendors and put on these styled events for their followers to come and meet each other whether it be to network or just chat! It’s literally taking social media from a page on the internet to a real life interaction. Honestly, I hope these continue because it gives everyone a chance to remember that their are real people behind that pretty profile!
IF YOU COULD RECOMMEND AN OUTSIDER SEE ONE THING IN NEO, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
We are incredibly spoiled in NEO and we don’t even know it! I would have to say that a couple of my all-time favorite spots in NEO would be Ohio City and Gordon Square! The list of cool, up-and-coming spots is endless. From the incredible places to eat and drink like Brewnuts, Platform Brewery, Lux and The Plum to the drool-worthy shopping at Oceanne, and Fount to fun experiences like Forest City Shuffle you can easily spend an entire day exploring and you won’t be disappointed! Lakewood is another fantastic neighborhood, with cool spots like Brewella’s, Blossom Cleveland and 16-Bit Arcade Bar, this whole region has a lot to offer.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO START YOUR BUSINESS IN NEO?
I was born and raised right here in NEO and I couldn’t imagine doing what I do anywhere else. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, starting a business came naturally to me and I am lucky enough that my entire family remains in Ohio! When I started Art of Sucre it was such a natural fit to start right in my own backyard.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ATTRIBUTE OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS REGION?
If you ever meet me you will hear me say this time and time again. The people of NEO are truly the most generous and kind humans you will ever meet. It’s amazing to me how willing the people here are to support one another and believe in others. I can honestly say I have never really experienced anything quite like it and I am proud to be from NEO!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE IT AS AN ENTREPRENEUR IN NEO?
Owning your own business is not a task for the faint hearted. While it may be incredibly rewarding, it is also takes a lot of hard work and dedication. To be successful you have to take a chance and put yourself out there! Become a part of the community. Get to know those you are serving and if you believe in yourself and your business keep pushing! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.
YOU HAVE SOME UNIQUE FLAVORES. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR COTTON CANDY THAT YOU OFFER?
Ready for some irony? I actually don’t love cotton candy. I know, I know crazy, right?
However, my favorite flavor that I offer would be champagne! I mean who can say no to champagne flavored anything? Not me!
WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?
My husband, Drew, and I love to travel, but more specifically we love to travel to go see our favorite musicians! We try to have a couple of trips booked every year to jet off to our next location so we can explore a new place and listen to some great music. However, more than likely if I am not working or traveling, I am at home on my couch with my dog right beside me and a good book in hand.