SHOP CRUSH: PIPPA HENRICHSEN OF PETITE PUF COTTON CANDY

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Here at Best Friends For Frosting, you all know that we have a major sweet tooth and we are always on the look out for new and inspiring treats! And that’s exactly why we absolutely love Petite Puf. Petite Puf offers up such a unique twist on traditional cotton candy! It’s definitely not your typical fair treat. Petite Puf offers all natural, organic, handcrafted treats for any event! From weddings to store openings, Pippa and her team know just how to make your event unique and special. Read on to find out more about Pippa’s inspiration and what’s next for Petite Puf in this exclusive feature photographed by Studio 86 Design.

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Cotton candy carts- what fun! How did you come up with such a fun idea?

I have ALWAYS loved, loved, loved sweets! (Seriously, you should see my candy cupboard at home!). Growing up as a child, cotton candy was an extra special treat for me with very special childhood memories. When I held our wedding five years ago, I was looking for a special and unique event service for our guests to enjoy and cotton candy came to mind! We couldn’t find any suppliers who provided the same catering, entertainment, and décor that Petite Puf does… so I got to brainstorming – and the rest is history!

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 What were you doing before Petite Puf Cotton Candy?

I was in a very corporate setting. I really enjoyed the work I was doing but didn’t feel that my creative side was being fulfilled. Becoming a small business owner has been the most amazing and wonderful (and challenging!) journey and I am so fortunate to be able to wake up every morning and truly love what I do!

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You have so many flavors of cotton candy to choose from! From glitter ball to strawberry lemonade- what is your inspiration when creating these flavors?

We chose our PetitePuf CLASSIC flavors to meet everyone’s tastes. We offer sweet (strawberry), savory and spicy (chai), citrus (lemon), fruity (pear), and fragrant (French vanilla) – our flavors satisfy even the most discerning foodie!

Our SIGNATURE flavors were created to be playful and unique! We have such a fun time mixing, decorating, and tasting all of our SIGNATURE flavors we’re just in LOVE with them! We offer SIGNATURE flavors such as mango chili, salted caramel, and twinkle twinkle to name a few! The inspiration for our SIGNATURE flavors often come right from our clients or culinary trends we follow. We also offer seasonal flavors that are favorites throughout the year – this Christmas we offered an Organic Peppermint with crushed candy cane on top and a deliciously warm apple pie flavor, for that nostalgic wink.

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Here at BFFF, we all definitely have a sweet tooth! What are some of your favorite sweet treats? And with the holidays coming up, do you have a favorite holiday dessert must-have?

Our Organic Peppermint cotton candy with crushed candy cane was a huge hit! You’ll often find me munching on one of our Cotton Candy Keepsake treats! This Valentine’s Day look for our new SIGNATURE Cinnamon Hearts flavor! For the recent holidays I am also partial to my mother-in-law’s amazing Christmas baking!

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We know that you are based out of Vancouver – a city we love! Do you have any favorite bakeries, boutiques, or places to grab lunch that we should check out?

Sweet Bake Shop in Yaletown is a MUST. Their dainty cookies, cupcakes, and macarons are to die for – plus, they use the highest quality ingredients, which makes a big difference to the taste of their yummy treats. (We’re a stickler for good, organic, and all natural ingredients, as you know from our Cotton Candy!) Their storefront is an absolute girlie paradise!

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a business lunch. The room is beautiful and open, and the menu is full of hearty veggie and vegan eats.

Bluebird on Alberni Street is a well-known boutique that is always full of the most unique clothing and accessories. It’s such a fun shop to browse on a rainy day (which happen often here!).

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What exciting plans do you have for the future of Petite Puf Cotton Candy?

We have some BIG plans in store… but we can’t give it away just yet! We’re excited to release our Petite Poppers this spring and have some great collaborations in the works décor-wise for this year’s wedding season! Keep an eye on our Instagram where we post our new images and sneak peeks!

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We love the style and branding of your website! What is your personal style like and do you have any fashion tips to share with us?

Thank you! I like to keep things simple, feminine, and preppy- often with pops of color or sparkle. My favorite office attire these days is a pair of skinny jeans, boots or pumps, a white fitted dress shirt, and a fun statement necklace. I’m also a HUGE believer of dressing up for an occasion and have been wearing a lot of local designer Beautulleful skirts throughout the recent holiday season! They are versatile and pair perfectly with a blouse or t-shirt and heels or flats. A girl can never have too much pouf in her life – I like to think!

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Styling: Sparkle Media

Photography for Best Friends For Frosting: Studio 86 Design

Decor: Taffete Designs

Tulle Skirts: Beautulleful

Make Up: Jasmine Hoffman

Cupcakes: Sweet Bake Shop

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